Nestled at the end of Greenpoint, Le Fanfare is a culinary treasure brought to life by jazz musician Luca Fadda, his wife Giorgia, and their longtime friend Nicola Paganelli. This passion project showcases a harmonious blend of Italian and Californian flavors, providing diners with an unforgettable experience. The moment you arrive at 1103 Manhatta...

Some NYC culinary institutions are meant to be single-store-front businesses. We mean, can you imagine Prince Street Pizza opening a second location? Although a Carbone for "members only" is operational inside ZZ’s Club in Hudson Yards, the general public largely thinks of the restaurant’s iconic Thompson Street address as the only authentic Carbon...

The Giglio Feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is an Italian American summer street fair known for the dancing of the Giglio, an 80-foot tall, three ton wooden steeple decorated with lilies. “Giglio” means lily in Italian. White lilies, Italy’s national flower, grow in summer. The Giglio Feast at the Our Lady of Moun...

Patrick Bertoletti gobbled up 58 hot dogs to win his first men’s title Thursday at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, taking advantage of the absence of the event's biggest star. In the women's competition, defending champion Miki Sudo won her 10th title and set a new world record by downing 51 links. Joey “Jaws” Ches...

Some of Italy’s most famous sweets originate from Sicily: cannoli, ciambella cake (a citrusy breakfast bundt made with olive oil), and torrone (a nougat confection), to name a few. The island south of the mainland, just west of the boot’s toe in the Mediterranean, has a rich history with Arabic, Spanish, and Neapolitan influences, and as with many...

Italian sports brand Lotto has become the first athletic brand to co-own a professional Pickleball team following a strategic partnership with the Brooklyn Aces. Lotto, known for its footwear, apparel and accessories in tennis and football, has invested in the Brooklyn Aces alongside owners Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Drake and Michael B. Jordan. T...

As Brooklyn attorney Domenick Napoletano takes over as president-elect of the New York State Bar Association on June 1, he’s looking to support lawyers who are dealing with the day-to-day concerns that come up in their practices. “What President Richard Lewis and I have talked about is continuity,” said Napoletano. “So that it carries over a period...

Rome to Brooklyn Pizza (587 Manhattan Ave.) is opening its second location in North Brooklyn in the Greenpoint space that was home to Coast and Valley, a local wine bar that closed in October of last year. Chef Aurel Xhepexhiu opened the first location of Rome to Brooklyn in 2020 on Williamsburg’s Grand Street. “I’m very excited to be opening in Gr...

The Italian Trade Agency is organizing the upcoming edition of Bar Convent Brooklyn on June 10, 2024, from 6-8 PM at Mirror Bar in the Arlo Williamsburg Hotel. At Bar Convent Brooklyn, bar and beverage professionals are invited to network with peers and learn about new trends, techniques and products in the domestic and international markets. Atten...

Piccola Cucina opened its first location in Manhattan in 2007. It was soon joined by two more spots in Manhattan, then a pop-up in Montana, and another in Ibiza. Finally, owner Philip Guardione has made it to Brooklyn: Piccola Cucina Casa opened in Boerum Hill at the end of April. Guardione said he is excited about the expansion, and is focused on...