NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

The Waterside Bocce Club, Phoenix, NY, hosted the Ambassador’s Cup symposium and bocce event, April 22 through April 24, 2022. Top tier clubs, representing the finest ambassadors and promoters of the sport, were in attendance for a weekend of collaboration and camaraderie. Teams from across NY (including NYC Athletic Club), AZ, CA, CT, IL, MA, OH,...

Garibaldi Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. The Garibaldi Meucci Museum in Staten Island is pleased to present Poetic-Action, a site-specific installation by contemporary artists Anna Lise Jensen and Alyssa Casey. Poetic-Action is a response to the story of two women, English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), and...

Tommy Caruso loved grabbing a slice at Frank’s Pizza in Throggs Neck as a kid. Today, he owns the place and is celebrating yer business’ 50-year anniversary. Caruso, 54, a Throggs Neck native, said Frank’s was a staple in the community and back in the day people flocked there. While things have not been easy the past two and a half years due to the...

Relationships formed by the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II were reestablished at Fort Drum on Monday. On April 25 Fort Drum Garrison Commander Colonel James Zacchino, Jr., hosted a delegation of Italian officials and guests for their first tour of the military installation. Some of the visitors were town mayors from Vicenza, wh...

For years, critics cried about the Yankees‘ lack of left-handed bats to balance the lineup. Turns out what they were really missing was an old Italian to sit on the porch all day. Anthony Rizzo, fresh off a third-place finish in the 2022 Offseason First Base Race (according to Yankee fans and rivals), has opened the season looking like an energized...

Nicola Lucchi came to New York for love. His wife was born in Manhattan and Lucchi, who is now the Managing Director of the Center for Italian Modern Art, met her almost by chance when he was still a teenager. They were pen pals at a time when social media didn’t exist. After he graduated high school, his parents paid for him to travel to the Unite...

The Dough & Co. Pizza, located at 318 Main St. in Huntington, first opened on Tuesday, Feb. 1, according to Daniel Rocca, who co-owns the business with Teddy Fortunato. Rocca, age 23, said he has been making pizza since he was 5 years old, and he has always dreamed of opening his own pizzeria.  He said he and Fortunato, who is also 23, felt the tim...

Six days a week, Addolorata "Dora" Marzovilla walks the short distance from her Manhattan apartment in Midtown East to her newly opened eponymous restaurant, Nonna Dora's Pasta Bar. Once there, she makes fresh pasta for five hours a day using recipes and techniques she first learned 78 years ago. At 86 years old, Marzovilla is a first-time restaura...

New York’s newest day spa is now open to the public on Governors Island — with a level of decadence its former inhabitants could only dream of. The island’s abandoned Army barracks and officers’ family quarters were transformed into the new spa, dubbed QC NY, by CEO Andrea Quadrio Curzio. His 74,000-square-foot wellness palace cost an eye-popping $...

Get your appetite ready for restaurant week coming to Endicott. Today will begin the celebration and it will run through Thursday, May 5th. There will be special deals throughout the ten-day span, including pre-fix three course meals. In addition, Little Italy will host a one night only Pop up dinner at Celebrations on the Avenue, Monday, May 2nd....

On Saturday, May 21, join author, educator, and past Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholar Angela Carcione for a special event at the Townhouse (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021). Her recently released children's book Buggin' Out with Natalia Vedalia will be given as a gift to all participants under 14. We hope this will be the first of many n...

Grand-opening and press party April 28th beginning at 3:30 PM. 85 2nd Ave (corner of 5th St.) (press party on the second floor). Come enjoy a glass of champagne and selected food items this week to celebrate the grand opening of Viva Cucina. Created by New York restaurateur Tony Iracani and his sons Lennon and Justin, the two-story Viva Cucina feat...