Beneath the recently renovated Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Little Italy, there is a very little-known secret. A huge wooden door that looks more befitting of a medieval castle than an urban church stands between an old basement chapel and the final resting place of dozens of souls from New York’s past. Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral was first built...

Three Brooklyn residents host a popular podcast and social media account that aims to highlight what it's like to grow up Italian in New York City. The Instagram account Growing Up Italian has almost 90,000 followers. Rocco Loguercio, Michela Curcio and Sabino Curcio are siblings and cousins. They started the meme page as a hobby, but now in additi...

Although some cities have done away with Columbus Day, Cleveland's City Council rejected a resolution to change the name of Columbus Day. The Columbus Day Parade was held in Little Italy on Monday. Parade Chairmain Basil Russo says it's an important day to celebrate. “Columbus Day recognizes the monumental historical event that began the process of...

October, the month we mark Columbus Day, is also Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month. That combined with the recent celebrations around the 125th anniversary of beloved pastry shop Veniero’s inspires a closer look at the East Village’s own historic Little Italy, centered around First Avenue near the beloved pastry shop and cafe. While not n...

Anyone who visits New York City, Italian or not, is drawn to Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Just below SoHo, this shrinking historic neighborhood has been frequented by tourists and Italian-Americans alike for its culture, shops, and, of course, food. But catch the B train 24 stops uptown to the Bronx, and you’ll be in a differe...

Culture and cuisine always reign in San Jose’s Little Italy, but this Sunday the food and fun will spill out onto the streets and into the plazas. The party on Almaden Boulevard — the Little Italy Street Festival — is the fourth annual for this historic district. Admission is free, with hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Among the highlights: Local phila...

Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM. HOW FIRES END Book Launch at Ferrara Bakery & Cafe, 195 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013. Marco Rafalà will be in conversation with Idra Novey, author of Those Who Knew. The moderator will be poet & editor Hafizah Geter. This event is free and open to the public. It includes free pastries, food, refreshments, &...

On Saturday, September 21, the Manhattan College Italian Club visited the biggest Italian block party of NYC in no other than Little Italy. Students gathered on one of the last days of the festival to educate themselves on the history of San Gennaro and how it originated all while enjoying the raved, authentic Italian food and free entertainment. F...

When the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion a year ago recognizing a “Little Italy” historic designation for San Pedro, the zigzagging boundaries and the point of it all left some folks scratching their heads. While Italians have been among the largest European ethnic group to settle in the port community, an obvious physical landmark that...

Columbus Celebrations, Inc. will be holding an Italian Heritage Festival in Baltimore's famous Little Italy on October 6, 2019, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 5:00 p.m. The festival will be held on Stiles and Exeter Streets and will be preceded by a Mass at St Leo's Church at 9:30 a.m., a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Columbus Piazza at 11:00...