by Dan Meyers   Mario Francesco Batali was born in 1960 in Seattle and spent his high school years studying in Madrid before attending Rutgers University. He threw himself headfirst into the culinary world after college, and before long he was head chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, and soon after that he opened his first restaurant i...

S.F. Vanni, the oldest running Italian bookstore in the United States, has released news of its end-of-January reopening in New York City.   The bookstore was first founded in 1884 by the Sicilian (Caltagirone) Sante Fortunato Vanni in Greenwich Village at the height of Italian immigration, and continued to stay in business until 2004; it ha...

di Rosy Canale   Registra il tutto esaurito, uno spettacolo dietro l'altro, il Festival di teatro italiano IN SCENA, protagonista indiscusso in questi giorni della cultura italiana nei 5 distretti di New York. Dopo l'anteprima a Governors Island con "Voci nel deserto", replicato anche ad Inwood, il debutto dell'11 giugno aveva già dato confe...

Many New Yorkers may have dined at the esteemed Le Cirque Cafe in NYC, but how many of them were really aware of the history and fame behind this elite Italian restaurant? Founded in 1974 by owner Sirio Maccioni, the celebrity hotspot has gained such a cult following that it inspired HBO to create a documentary focused on Maccioni and his family. L...

Una storia a lieto fine quella del "Presepio della Solidarietà", un ampio capolavoro artistico modellato dalle mani degli artigiani campani dedicato ai vigili del fuoco, riportato alla luce dopo anni di abbandono e degrado, da ieri in visione al Consolato Generale di Park Avenue fino al 6 gennaio, dalle 2 alle 5 pomeridiane. A poche settimane dall...

by Charles V. Bagli   Twenty-nine years ago, Rizzoli Bookstore, whose Old World charm, hand-wrought chandeliers and big storefront windows make it a favorite of noted authors, book lovers and tourists, fled Fifth Avenue two steps ahead of the wrecking ball. It may now have to take flight again.   The owners of the building a...

di Andrea Marinelli La cucina tradizionale milanese è arrivata a SoHo, il quartiere più alla moda di New York. Il 2 gennaio ha aperto il nuovo ristorante di Sant Ambroeus, storico locale di Milano sbarcato negli Stati Uniti per la prima volta nel 1982. Da allora i due proprietari, Gherardo Guarducci e Dimitri Pauli, hanno segnato il tempo aprendo...

Inizia martedì prossimo, 22 luglio, la Première Vision di New York, la più importante manifestazione dedicata ai tessuti ed accessori per l'industria dell'abbigliamento di alto livello in calendario negli Stati Uniti.   Nata con l'obiettivo di presentare in anticipo rispetto alle due principali fiere europee e mondiali, PREMIERE VISION a Par...

Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Montignoso photographer Marco Petracci in Emerging Transformation. The exhibition opens August 25th and will run until September 12th, 2015.   The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 27th, from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting tale...

You are cordially invited to attend a history and viewing of American costume jewelry, created in the Italian immigrant tradition. Vintage and contemporary Italian jewelry will be presented during the evening and will be available for purchase.   Many Italian immigrants sought jobs in the burgeoning business of costume jewelry, in the indust...