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By Mike Billoni   I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department. A Lucky Strike cigarette dangling from his lips, Ranallo presented his column to copy editor Joe Alli.   As I sat at my d...

Filaga, an authentic Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria opened its doors on March 28th at 75 9th avenue in the famous New York Chelsea Market. Founded by Sicilian natives, this pizzeria and rosticceria is inspired by Sicilian style.   The 800 square foot space will at first offer "Pizza al Taglio" (by the square slice), "Pizza ripiena" (...

Stagnation in retail spells death, according to Domenico Vacca. "I think that every ten to 15 years —€" actually, now, it has to be faster than that," the Italian designer told us over a lengthy chat earlier this year. "It's good to reinvent yourself every five years, minimum."   To that end, Vacca has taken reinvention to the extreme at his...

The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) invites one-and-all to attend "Vito Marcantonio: Fourth Annual Commemoration". The one-hour-long program will feature the reading of "The People's Proclamation for Vito Marcantonio." In addition, there will be dramatizations by Roberto Ragone and LuLu Pascale. Gerald Meyer will deliver a eulogy. Elected officia...

A New York, patto a quattro per ospitare eventi culturali di promozione della penisola sorrentina Il Queens College della Cuny, la City University of New York, Il Calandra Italian American Institute, tra i principali istituti culturali italoamericani negli Usa, l'Ilica, l'Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, la grande fondazione statunitense d...

The New York State Commission for Social Justice (CSJ), the anti-defamation and positive image arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), is hosting a "CSJ in the Classroom" event. We want to engage you with us to learn about the missions of CSJ ---fighting bias and bigotry against Italians and promoting a positive image of Italian people. P...

L'Agenzia ICE, in collaborazione con l'Associazione Italiana Editori, organizza la partecipazione ufficiale italiana al "BookExpo America", la più importante manifestazione internazionale del settore editoriale per il mercato dei diritti negli Stati Uniti. All'edizione 2012, cui erano presenti oltre 1300 editori provenienti da 26 Paesi di tutto il...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation has invited the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), Staten Island Network, to present its program on the history of Carnevale at a Feb. 21 networking cocktail party for foundation members and members of NOIAW in the foundation's Manhattan townhouse at 8 East 69th St.The non-profit Columbus Citiz...

New York City is home to many dope mural pieces. The Little Italy Street Art Project is bringing more great pieces to the masses. The project brings a diverse group of street artists to help build the visuals for Manhattan's mural district near Mulberry Street. The project's most recent addition is the work of Brooklyn-based artist Tristan Eaton....

The Guardians: Hero and Superhero, by acclaimed Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino, are new public sculptures that represent two legendary civic heroes. The pair of 13-foot-high statues, one in marble and the other in mirror polished stainless steel, will be positioned at the north and south ends of the public plaza at 1095 Avenue...

The Morgan Library & Museum's collection of Italian old master drawings is one of the most significant in this country and functions as a cornerstone of the institution's holdings in graphic art.   The nucleus of the Morgan's Italian drawings—presently numbering at nearly three thousand sheets including sketchbook and album pages—origina...

Offering decades of Italian history and culture, Little Italy in recent years is attracting young residents and families. New Yorkers and tourists alike flock to the nabe for its delicious cannoli and the annual Feast of San Gennaro festival in September, but its residents enjoy its year-round culture and accessibility.Little Italy is surrounded b...