Today is a HUGE moment in the history of the City of Rochester!! We are so proud to share that today, the City of Rochester administration has officially recognized the Little Italy Neighborhood and Little Italy Historic District, on the City of Rochester's website! The Mayor's and city administration's recognition today, now galvanizes City Counci...

You've read Martin Scorsese's take on Marvel movies. You've argued about it. You've even watched the Cats trailer (maybe a few times, in stupefied silence). But have you seen The Irishman yet? Come on, people. Not only do we recommend it, but we know that three-and-a-half hours isn't a big deal to you, say when it comes to committing to The Crown o...

After speaking to Jim Pasto’s class on the history of the North End at Boston University in October 2009, Jim and I sat down and discussed the amazing absence of a historical society for Boston’s most storied neighborhood. We wanted to promote scholarship on the North End, especially the Italian and Sicilian community. We also wanted to engage resi...

When you first hear the term “Little Italy”, Nevada isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. However, you’ll be surprised to find out that our state is, in fact, home to its very own Little Italy. In fact, this region of Nevada is deeply historic and it played a huge impact in creating the community that you can visit today. Not only is th...

If you hear “Ciao Bella, come stai?” (or bello, if you are a man) and smell garlic in the street, but you are not in the Stivale, or the boot, as we call our country, there is a good chance you have ended up in one of the many Little Italy around the United States. You can read many articles about the decline of these Italian neighborhoods, and, in...

Auguri to NIAF Member and longtime friend Raymond Guarini for his new book New York City’s Italian Neighborhoods that he co-authored with John Napoli. The city’s five boroughs have been home to more Italian immigrants than any other place in America. Over the last 140 years, these communities have preserved their heritage by celebrating special eve...

Bensonhurst-born home cook, photographer and graphic designer Daniel Paterna is dishing up more than mouthwatering recipes in his new cookbook, “Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food & Family.” Through lovingly rendered photographs, readers also get a taste of the neighborhood’s little Italian bakeries, butcher sh...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. This presentation by Davide Ceriani (Rowan University) focuses on the role Italian opera had in forming an Italian American cultural and ethnic identity during the mass migration period (1880-1924). Italians who immi...

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...