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The Belmont section of the north Bronx, whose main street is Arthur Avenue, has in recent years achieved a reputation as much for its Italian-American street culture as for its food, both in the stores and restaurants. The allure is its pre-eminence as America’s most authentic version of Little Italy, in contrast to the neighborhood of the same nam...

Carattere gioviale da bambina quello della tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators. È con il suo “Sabato Italiano” di cui è Producer Speaker che ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari, è colonna portante...

With Fabio Finotti, the new Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, we continue our series of interviews with Directors of Italian Cultural Institutes for the ‘Spotlight on’ column on italiana.esteri.it. Fabio Finotti studied at the Scuola Normale in Pisa, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, where he held th...

Long before Joe DiMaggio earned the Joltin’ Joe nickname, he was just a kid from San Francisco who wanted to play shortstop. Dan Daniel — himself a Hall of Famer who built his reputation, in part, with his unforgettable reporting on Yankees legend Babe Ruth — was there for DiMaggio’s first spring training with the Yankees. It's safe to say Daniel w...

The provocative story of how spaghetti alla puttanesca—a classic of Roman cookery made with tomato, onions, capers and anchovies—got its name as a quick dish made by Roman harlots (puttante) between turning tricks, seems wholly fanciful, not least because it isn’t all that quick to make. But if you seek one of the most authentic and intense version...

OK, pay attention. Here are the rules. If California, he’s The Bull – but if you’re from Brooklyn, he’s Ki Ki. These are the rules set by Al Ferrara, the grad of Lafayette High who fulfilled his lifetime dream – to play for the Dodgers. The Ki Ki, he claims, comes from the streets of Brooklyn. The Bull came from Los Angeles sportswriter Bob Hunter....

Pizza, pasta and other Italian favorites have returned to a north Bethlehem dining spot. Familia Pizza, offering New York-style pizza, calzones and other Italian specialties, opened Friday at 739 Linden St. The space previously housed other Italian eateries, including Villa Vita Brick Oven Pizza and, most recently, Al Forno Pizza & Pasta, which clo...

The second annual East Side Bocce Tournament is slated for Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at Dexter Park in Cortland. It is a team-based, championship tournament, with four players on each team. Registration for the tournament is at the East Side Bakery on Elm Street. The cost is $20 for each player (or $80 per team). The Cortland Youth Bureau assists...

They say the third time is the charm. So when it came time for Frances Brigandi to celebrate birthday No. 104, her daughter, Rosemary Klein, and granddaughters Dr. Diane Klein and Dr. Christina Klein, who practice dentistry at Dynamic Dental in Great Kills, thought, ”Why not celebrate times three?” The awesome foursome initially celebrated at the P...

Unregular Pizza was the perfect story for pandemic-stricken New York. Run by an Italian immigrant from Rome, Gabriele Lamonaca, this pizza concept’s twist was that you couldn’t buy a slice or a pie. Instead, customers had to offer to barter something with the chef, a process he detailed for La Cucina Italiana this spring. Last month, Lamonaca opene...

Opening June 26, The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 will feature more than 90 works of art by some of the most celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Bronzino, Pontormo, Cellini, and many others Some of the greatest portraits of Western art were painted in Florence during the tumultuous years from 1512 to 1570, when the...

This is not a drill: Moschino is coming to New York! The Italian brand, led by American designer Jeremy Scott, announced that its Spring ’22 collection will be shown on Thursday September 9 at New York Fashion Week. The question on everyone’s minds? What the brand’s newest collection will look like. Moschino is known for adhering to dramatic and ca...