One of the largest Italian festivals on the east coast is ready to take over the Steel City! Little Italy Days kicks off in the "little Italy" neighborhood of Bloomfield, Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Aug. 1. The four-day festival started in 2002 as a celebration of Italian heritage in Bloomfield and continues to grow each year. The 10 footba...

The Feast of the Assumption has a big been a part of James Malatesta’s life – for 95 years. Malatesta, who turned 100 on March 30, is the longest running parishioner of Holy Rosary in Little Italy. He joined at age 5 in 1924 when he moved to Cleveland from Syracuse, N.Y. with his mother, Philomena, a native of Naples, Italy. They chose to build a h...

Rochester’s Little Italy Historic District and Lyell Avenue Corridor received national attention in the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) “Ambassador Magazine”, distributed to over 25 million people across the country. The new article features Rochester’s popular Little Italy Festival, and Italian-owned businesses in the Lyell corridor,...

Ron Onesti returned to Taylor Street with a bang last year, taking the venerable festa there to new heights. Never one to rest on his laurels, the president of Onesti Entertainment put the “icing” on the cassata with the addition this year of the Chicago Gelato Festival. The fest within a fest will feature samplings, demonstrations and a competitio...

Get ready to party and benefit your Neighborhood all at the same time! It is that time of the year again! Ferragosto's final event: "Pirates Invade Sicily" is heading to Little Italy on Saturday, August 17, 2019. There will be pirates, shipwrecks, dancing, food, and giving for Little Italy's deserving charities. Reserve your seat and party and bene...

The Little Italy Association has obtained a copy of the Lovely Warren administration's $100,000 "Commercial Corridor Study" report, published a few days ago by the City Administration and its private consultant, Place Dynamics. The Little Italy Association participated in the study as an invited member of the study's focus group, as did Italian-Ame...

On a crisp, New Orleans winter day, maybe you’re thinking of that summer vacation you went on to Italy. The vibrant colors. The people. The charming piazzas you can tuck into to eat your lunch or sip on wine. But here’s one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets: we have a piazza of our own right smack in the middle of downtown. And, even though it’s ju...

The award-winning short form comedy series, "Little Italy, Los Angeles," produced by Adriano Valentini Productions & Adaptive Studios, is in consideration for a 2019 Emmy in the category: "Short Form Comedy or Drama Series"  LA's Little Italy is a neighborhood undergoing change. From corporate stores to hipster salons, foreign food trucks to gay ba...

The Most Precious Blood Church rectory in Little Italy will return as a new luxury development. The listing for 109 Mulberry Street – the church is located on Baxter Street – first hit the market in February 2018 as a “development site” for $14 million. It took seven months to sell, but finally changed hands last September for $12.8 million. The ne...

In the late 18th century, the neighborhood we now know as Belmont — west of the Bronx Zoo and south of Fordham University — was a portion of the tobacco farm, factory, and estate belonging to the Lorillard family, at a time when the city was covered with tobacco farms, mainly for the manufacture of snuff. A century later, Belmont had been divided i...