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by Jennifer Parker   It's a handsome holiday scene. Families play with their children underneath an atrium of glowing lanterns. Cups of hot cocoa and gourmet goodies are being sold by the fistful over gleaming market counters. Inside, champagne, foie gras and fruits de mer are being served in the upscale French bistro Beaubourg.   Out...

A new location for the Italian Vice Consulate in the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center on Pine Street will serve Italian citizens.    Honorary Italian Vice Consulate Lucia Caracci Ederer and assistant Elisa Ridolfi Wareham are available for translation services and legal referrals as well as to answer inquiries regarding visa regulatio...

Francis Ford Coppola may have created the "Godfather" films, but these days, the real godfather of the Coppola clan is his uncle Anton Coppola.   "I don't know if I like the Mafioso connotations of that," said Mr. Coppola, who is 99 and still composing, conducting and devoting his life to opera. He is also uncle to the actress Talia Shire, a...

When: Friday, December 9th @ 9:30 p.m. (dinner at 7:00) Where: Lorenzo's at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314 Costs: $89.95 - includes four-course dinner with wine pairings, plus the show! Premium seating is $104.95. Reservations: (718) 477-2400, ext. 5   Enjoy a fabulous four-course din...

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Dopo l'ondata di polemiche che era seguita ad un articolo apparso sul New York Times dal titolo "Suicidio extravergine", il quotidiano americano ha fatto pubblica ammenda nella pagina dedicata alle rettifiche, scusandosi per i "diversi errori" contenuti nel pezzo.   L'infografica era stata già modificata "silenziosamente" dal quotidiano giov...

La Federation of Italian American Organizations di Brooklyn ha salutato domenica, con il 37esimo gala presso la sala ricevimenti El Caribe Country Club, l'imminente avvio del primo Centro culturale comunitario di New York, a cui seguirà un progetto altrettanto ambizioso: una scuola di lingua e cultura italiana. All'appuntamento hanno partecipato,...

IAWA will hold its next monthly reading on May 10 with a 5-minute open mic followed by two featured writers: Stefano Vaccara, Italian journalist, United Nations correspondent at Radio Radicale and columnist and Editor-in-Chief at La VOCE di New York, will read from his latest book, Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination, which has be...

Last weekend the Maker Faire was a lot of fun! Lots of robots, drones and crazy shows. Such as the Coke & Mentos: see here the video. The best surprise for me was finding a group of Italian makers with their own space: "Makers Italia". The mission from Italy was organized by the Italian Trade Commission, which is the governmental agency aimed...

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street.   The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged, boxy Jeep Renegade....

by Mark Lord   Pietro Cardella, known throughout southwest Queens as Peter, was a much-loved and well-respected member of the Ridgewood community for decades, right up until his death last Wednesday at the age of 97.   At his wake, held last weekend at the Glascott Funeral Home on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Cardella was fond...

Opere di Filippo Brunelleschi, Luca della Robbia, Nanni di Banco e altri grandi artisti del Rinascimento fiorentino presto in volo da Firenze a New York: è quanto avverrà, il prossimo febbraio, nell'ambito della mostra "Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral is centerpiece of Mobia's 10th anniversary cel...