Levoni America Corporation (Levoni) recently relocated its US operations to the Mission 50 property at 50 Harrison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The company was previously based in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. After exporting products to the US for over 20 years, Levoni opened its first subsidiary in North America in 2014. Initially based in Nor...

Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on December 12, 1915, in an apartment at 415 Monroe Street in Hoboken, NJ. He was the only child of Italian immigrants Antonino Martino and Natalina (neé Gavarante) Sinatra. He was named after the Roman Catholic church where his parents attended mass. Due to some injuries at birth, his baptism at St. Fr...

The Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri returns this weekend, with two days of music on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9 and 10, before the Feast begins on Saturday, Sept. 11, and continues into Sunday, Sept. 12. The Hoboken Italian Festival is a four day festival, but no day is greater than Saturday, the “Feast” day, when the 800 lb. statue of Madonna De...

Ideato dall’Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuta nel mondo come I Love Molfetta, in collaborazione con la Società della Madonna dei Martiri di Hoboken, con il supporto dell’ufficio Pugliesi nel Mondo della Regione Puglia, ha visto la promozione della stessa Regione Puglia nelle scuole americane, nei ristoranti italiani in America e un album fotografic...

The 111th St. Ann’s Italian Street Festival in Hoboken drew in hundreds on its fourth day, a welcome surprise to organizers and vendors after last year’s cancellation. The COVID-19 pandemic had brought one of Hoboken’s most notable events to an abrupt halt last year. But now as the country begins to turn a new leaf, the organizers of the festival d...

After a one-year hiatus from the Waterfront, the Hoboken Italian Festival is slated to return this fall. Società Madonna Dei Martiri teased the information on their social media Thursday morning, indicating that the festival had been scheduled for the weekend of September 10. Last year saw the procession of the Madonna through the streets of Hoboke...

Vito's Deli, a popular Hoboken destination for sandwiches and Italian delicacies, and Court Street, a quaint eatery on the city's old cobblestone path, are the latest Hoboken businesses to receive the "This Place Matters" designation from the Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission. Two years ago, when the Commission first decided to recognize 25...

The popular St. Ann's Festival in Hoboken, also known as "The Feast," will make its triumphant return to Hoboken this July after being canceled last summer due to coronavirus, according to an update from the organizers this week on their Facebook page. The traditional Feast of St. Ann has drawn fans from around the country with its nightly live...

The slogan of Verizza in Hoboken is “Porta La Pizza” (which means “Delivers The Pizza”). This is because the owners strongly believe pizza should be just as good even when you order delivery. Likewise, the name itself combines “Vera” (real/authentic) and “pizza” to make Verizza. The nearly 1,000-square foot space seats 20 guests at full capacity, w...

Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro Jr. was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Little Ferry, New Jersey. His mother was born in Altamura, Italy, and is the daughter of Italian-American immigrants who moved to New Jersey when she was six years old. His father, Buddy Sr was born in Lipari, Italy. Valastro grew up with four sisters: Grace, Mar...