The New York Mets announced they will be inducting Mike Piazza into the Mets Hall of Fame. The Mets made the announcement Sunday, before the former catcher played in the celebrity softball game ahead of Tuesday night's All-Star game.   Piazza understands what it's like to be a New York Mets fan. That's why his selection for the team's H...

by Andrew Benjamin Tuscany, a region in central Italy, is well known for its culture and traditional foods. But you don't have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to taste the cuisine.That's because a Howard Beach deli is keeping the tradition of Tuscan food alive with hearty, home-cooked dishes. Tuscany Deli, a family-run Italian delicatessen, has been...

Kitty Genovese's screams for help couldn't save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers' seeming callousness toward their neighbors. The case "caught the spirit of the time," said Thomas Reppetto, a police historian. "It seemed t...

The Gala includes entertainment performances by renowned Italian Singer Giada Valenti and Italian-American Singer Chris Macchio, a silent auction, raffles, prizes, gifts, and DJ MINEOLA, NEW YORK – APRIL 8, 2013 -- The North Shore Long Island Chapter of UNICO, a part of UNICO National is hosting their Springtime Gala this Friday, April 12, 2013 at...

di Rosy Canale In Scena è il primo festival di teatro italiano a New York. Un progetto ambizioso, impegnativo, che crea finalmente una corrispondenza tra i due paesi. Nasce dall'idea e dalla passione viscerale per il teatro di due donne, molto diverse ma assolutamente complementari: Laura Caparrotti e Donatella Codonesu. Laura dai mille volti: at...

Kairos Italy Theater, the preeminent Italian theater company in NYC, will present its second In Scena! Italian Theater Festival (www.inscenany.com) in all five boroughs from June 9 to 24, 2014. The event will feature six full productions and four readings.   Production highlights include "Hanno tutti ragione" (Everybody's Right), performed b...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6pmA Great Conspiracy against Our Race: Italian Immigrant Newspapers and the Construction of Whiteness in the Early 20th Century Peter G. Vellon, Queens College, CUNY   In A Great Conspiracy against Our Race (New York University Press, 2014), Peter Vellon explores how Italian immigrants, a once undesirable and "s...

Yesterday Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C, I-Sayville) congratulated this year's recipients of the Italian-American Scholarship, high school seniors Jake Osburn and Sam Sharkey, for their exceptional academic and athletic achievements as well as their outstanding contributions to the Italian American community. The students were chosen from a poo...

I don't know if the name of Bill de Blasio, the odd-on favorite to be the next mayor of New York City, is much known outside the New York area yet. But if the Democratic nominee succeeds, he surely will be a national figure.   Yesterday and today, the papers carried two articles that delve into his background in interesting ways. The Times's...

Dear Members and Friends of the Italian American Museum, It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the Hon. Jack Como, beloved friend and supporter of the Italian American community, who passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014.   Giacomo (Jack) Como, born April 1, 1924 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy and died on February...