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It all comes down to this. Almost a month after the UEFA European Championship kicked off with 24 teams competing for the title, Italy and England will meet on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the final of the star-studded tournament. Neither team has lost a game on the road to the final of Euro 2020 – so called because it was supposed to be held last year but...

“Idda means ‘her’ in Sicilian dialect,” says artist and designer Gabriella Picone.  It’s a word she heard often growing up between New York City and Lipari, the Aeolian island off the coast of Sicily. Now it’s the name of her new studio, which she launched last year while hunkering down in another seaside locale, the North Fork of Long Island. What...

A staple of Italian villages is the alimentari, a hybrid gourmet emporium, often found around the piazza, where locals shop for select meats, cheeses, produce, wines, jarred items, prepared foods (to eat in or take out), and basic provisions such as milk and eggs. Configured to the American vernacular, an alimentari would be a hopped-up bodega or a...

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the longest running Italian feast in the Hudson Valley is returning to Verplanck next week for five days of fun and food. The 99th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast will take place from Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 18 on Eighth Street and Highland Avenue where the smell of sa...

Two Central New York restaurateurs are teaming up for a new Italian restaurant with zany, “craveable” dishes. Rise N Shine Diner owner Danielle Mecuri and Adam Weitsman, owner of The Krebs and the Elephant and the Dove restaurants in Skaneateles, announced Thursday that they’re partnering on a new venture located in the former Grimaldi’s Ristorante...

An Italian bar in Brooklyn was the scene of celebrations on July 6, after Italy booked their place in the final of Euro 2020 with an epic penalty-shootout win over Spain at Wembley. The game finished 1-1 after extra time, after Alvaro Morata cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s opener for Italy. The Azzurri’s Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho coolly sl...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere will present Cinema Sotto Le Stelle 2021 — its 11th annual Outdoor Italian Film Festival — that’s back this year on the lawn with the “beautiful view” of New York Harbor. The films will be shown most Tuesday evenings from July 13 through Sept. 28, with screenings to begin at 8 p.m. — around sunset....

It’s a sunny, carefree Tuesday afternoon in the Hamptons, and Il Buco al Mare is filling up for lunch. The crowd is rather surprising given that the restaurant opened only in early June, but then the arrival of a seafood-focused Italian spot from a group as esteemed as this means that word travels fast. Soon, dishes from the kitchen are whirring by...

Bocce is the game that moves as you play. If you’re Italian and you live near or in Lockport, you know about bocce, a slow-moving sport similar to lawn bowling and curling. And you know Bill Rosenberg, president of the Short Street Bocce Club, who said today’s heavy hitters are Bob’s Barber Shop (men) and the Lake Ladies (women), not to be confused...

The Edgerton neighborhood on the western banks of the Genesee River between Lyell and Driving Park avenues is a study in contradictions. On one hand, Lyell Avenue is haunted by boarded-up storefronts, open-air drug deals, and prostitution. On the other, signs that residents are making the best of a troubled neighborhood are everywhere. Southeast As...

As the calendar turns to July, the Trade Deadline at the end of the month has loomed large for the struggling Yankees (41-39), who seem to be in need of reinforcements, particularly in the starting rotation and the outfield. Managing general partner/co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner made that much clear when he spoke with reporters via Zoom on Thursd...

If there’s anything Long Islanders appreciate, it’s a great slice of pizza — especially if it’s free. Sansone Market in Garden City is hosting an all-day pizza pop-up on July 11 featuring international pizza consultant Anthony Falco, who has just published his first book, Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef. He will b...