WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   We the Italians would like to wish you a Happy Easter! Spring has come, Italy is beautiful, and herein Italy everybody's thinking about how and where to spend this holiday. The motto here is "Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi" (Christmas you're your family, Eas...

  WTI Magazine #40    2014 July, 23Author : Giuseppina Salzano e Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   One of the three major airports in New York has an all-Italian name: the closer to the city and the smallest. And small in stature and close to the city and its citizens was he who the airport was named after, one of the politicians symbols of...

By David W. Dunlap   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport "in its entirety." So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too? Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, whic...

NCOPILAS, National Council for the promotion of Italian in American Schools, extends an invitation to you to attend the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States" National COPILAS sponsored cultural event featuring Tony Award Actor Tony Lo Bianco presenting the life of iconic Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. The event will ta...

di Stefano De Cupis   Oggigiorno si sente sempre più spesso parlare del cosiddetto Made in Italy che racchiude un po' tutto, dall'arte alla cucina, passando per la moda e le automobili ma una cosa bisogna assolutamente includervi: gli italiani stessi. Ebbene si, proprio come celebra l'iscrizione visibile sulle quattro facciate del Palazzo de...

By Raanan Geberer   It is tempting to make a comparison between 1930s and '40s-era Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and new Mayor Bill de Blasio.   Both are considered "outsiders" who were not part of the political machine, both are Italian-American, and both were considered left of center, although a hard-core leftist would certainly contest...

MNA Productions, Inc., proudly announces that Tony Lo Bianco will bring his award-winning performance as Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in THE LITTLE FLOWER to Washington D.C. and New York City this winter. The D.C. premiere will include special performances for members of the United States House and Senate, the Wounded Warriors Foundation and the Em...

In our interviews we often celebrate an Italian American who has had success in a part of the US, has achieved fame for his or hers accomplishments, represents with pride the Italian American community. Well, this time we have two of them, in a single person. Tony Lo Bianco has had a long, successful career. He has won awards, he has been a star fo...

by John Harney   The actor who would become Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in a few hours sat in his living room, the windows framing a sparkling spring landscape of the Central Park Reservoir and the Upper East Side. The fat suit that would help transform the actor, Tony Lo Bianco, into New York's 99th mayor had been folded into a large suitc...

Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the most remarkable mayor of a great city in American history, who died on Saturday, was a native of New York City, born in 1882. His father, an Italian immigrant, was a bandmaster in the United States Army, his mother a Sephardi Jewess. In early manhood LaGuardia was employed in the Consulates of Trieste and Fiume, and later...