The Rousers, a rock band formed by a couple of high school buddies from Connecticut, once veered close to stardom when a young Madonna opened for them at Max’s Kansas City in 1981, right before that incubator of downtown Manhattan cool closed. That same year, the band released a single, “Party Boy.” “Psychedelic rockabilly” is how the critic...

On May 18, Kairos Italy Theater and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò held the online event KIT Intl playwrights series 2020 dedicated to Women in Comedy, a series of 10-minute comic plays from around the globe written by women celebrating Franca Valeri turning 100 this year. The call received 300 submissions by women playwrights from several countr...

Ha preso in braccio il Covid Hero Monument, la sua opera mobile, e quando le mille luci di New York si sono accese ha raggiunto quasi di nascosto Times Square. Lì ha depositato l’infermiere di colore genuflesso e con le mani rivolte al cielo, poggiandolo su un cuore rosso: e così ha commosso la popolazione della Big Apple. Sergio Furnari, artista c...

Tre medaglie d’oro per tre etichette di olio italiano, umbro in particolare: “Selezione Oli del Mediterraneo”, “Collezione di Famiglia” e “Dop Umbria Colli Martani”. Questi i premi conquistati in questi giorni al New York International Olive Oil Competition da Farchioni, l’azienda con sede a Giano dell’Umbria che dal 1780 trasforma i frutti della t...

In the P.P. (pre-pandemic) era, Little Italy was bustling with a constant stream of tourists, drunk birthday party revelers, and a smattering of hosts belting out Frank Sinatra tunes. Perhaps this is why the last two months have felt particularly dead on the iconic stretch of Mulberry Street. Home to several independently owned, multi-generational...

John Jovino, the oldest gun shop in the United States, has closed for good after 109 years in business in Little Italy. Founded in 1911 by John Jovino, and originally located in the gun center around the corner on Centre Market Place, the store was purchased by the Imperato family in the 1920s and has been run by Charlie Hu since 1995. It's been fe...

While stay-at-home directives have plenty of people experiencing true solitude for possibly the first time in their lives—and going a bit mad as a result—being alone with one’s thoughts is the preferred state for many artists, who have found creative energy in their seclusion. Francesco Clemente, the Italian-born, longtime New Yorker famed for his...

Two weeks ago, Ben Cirella pulled his silver Volvo up to the entrance of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y. Elmhurst has been at the epicenter of New York City’s disastrous COVID-19 outbreak. Queens has 56,719 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the most of any city borough, and has recorded nearly 6,000 deaths. After being overrun by a ballooning numb...

Longtime East Harlem Italian restaurant Rao's is offering New Yorkers a chance to win a reservation for four at the ultra-exclusive eatery in exchange for donations to support neighborhood Catholic schools. Rao's owner Frank Pellegrino Jr., who took the business over after his father Frank Pellegrino Sr. died in 2017, is working with Partnership Sc...

Competence is captivating. No need to tell viewers tuning in to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s daily media briefings. Many have been riveted by his plain talk in the face of a global pandemic. Others are increasingly focused on the woman usually seated at his left: the one who on a recent Thursday countered a reporter’s suggestion that New York had...