The Italian Enclaves Historical Society was created in April of 2019. The organization’s motto is: “making Italian American history every day” by documenting the people, places and things that showcase Italian culture in the United States in the twenty-first century. As over six million Italians migrated to the United States between the mid 1800’s...

One Lucky kid got one of the first pizza shops in America, Lombardi's in Little Italy, NYC all to herself and made four pies. Even French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited Lombardi's in late September, was not allotted this high honor.  For those currently walking the Earth, pizza has always been around. Every major city in the world has it so...

Officials and members of the local Italian-American community gathered in Glen Elk Friday afternoon for a ceremony declaring the district to be Clarksburg’s “Little Italy.” A sign honoring the legacy of the many Italian-American families who have roots in the area was unveiled in a lot at the corner of 4th and Clark streets. “Today is an important...

Toward the end of 1999, I was living in Atlanta when a friend called with an intriguing offer. He’d finally scraped together enough money for a down payment on a place, and the modest one-bedroom apartment he’d been renting, a fourth-floor walkup in an old tenement building in downtown Manhattan, would be available. What really sold me, before I ev...

New York City's Little Italy is a fraction of what it used to be, but one surviving bakery is still thriving. It's the main attraction on Grand Street in Lower Manhattan, and it's a staple for Italian pastries. You'll find many traditional desserts, but none more popular than struffoli during the holidays. This is Ferrara's, and it's been making th...

It was once the valley of opportunity for Italian immigrants seeking a new life in America. Wednesday, the village of Endicott continued to celebrate that tradition.   A small part of that history lives on through the Little Italy Heritage Center.   "It can't do anything but bring back memories to them. Everybody's not consistent, but there's some...

La cultura e le tradizioni del Bel Paese costituiscono da sempre il nostro plusvalore nei confronti degli altri stati e gli americani non sono certo da meno degli altri nel considerarci un esempio. Nel particolare, andiamo a vedere come le tradizioni marchigiane sono sbarcate sull’altro lato del pianeta. Gran parte del merito, almeno in questo ulti...

Please help make Italian American History by preserving the memory of every Italian neighborhood/enclave in America. This campaign will help fund the development of our website to allow for the listing of each Italian neighborhood in America with corresponding historical and contemporary photos including the businesses and traditions that have exis...

With this important fundraising  initiative, we're raising funds to create and install a permanent statue of Mother Cabrini in Rochester's "Little Italy Historic District" on Lyell Avenue. The Lyell corridor is one of Rochester's oldest immigrant's corridors. For over 150 years, the area has served as an inclusive and welcoming place of first entry...

Manhattan’s Little Italy isn’t quite as “Italy” as it once was. For a real NYC-Italian neighborhood experience, the only “Little Italy” left is in the Bronx—Arthur Avenue, to be specific. Or, to be even more specific, try the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, sitting in front of a big, square slice of Cafe al Mercato’s Sicilian-style pizza. Tucked into...