On Friday evening, Steve Gross sat at his fish pond booth drawing on his pipe and waiting for customers, while the air was filled with the scent of grilled hamburgers and the sound of rock 'n' roll from DJ Vin D.   Once again, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society's anniversary feast breathed life into the quiet little Rosebank neighborhood betwe...

No, Charlie Margiotta didn't invent touch-tackle football. Though, understandably, some folks around here might have thought that the case. Truth is the longtime master of the Staten Island Touch Tackle League didn't even create the SITTL.   "John DeSio was the guy," the now 78-year-old Margiotta was saying the other day. "In the b...

Coloro che nel corso degli ultimi otto anni non hanno ancora avuto la possibilità di essere presi per la gola dalle dieci nonne in cucina alla Enoteca Maria a Staten Island, il prossimo 7 aprile potranno leggere i loro appassionati racconti sul libro che sarà presentato da Barnes & Noble.   Gli autori Jody Scaravella, Elisa Petrini e le...

By Thomas D'Addona As Staten Island and America celebrate Columbus Day, I wanted to offer an Italian's perspective on what is a deep-rooted, historical friendship between two great countries: Italy and the United States. Maybe it was because the Genovese Cristoforo Colombo risked it all to set sail for the "New World" or because millions and mill...

Celebrate the Epiphany - La Befana! with Alessandra belloni & I Giullari di Piazza for a special 35TH anniversary revival of "La Cantata dei Pastori" - The Shepherds Cantata. A Neapolitan Renaissance Christmas concert. Featuring: La Befana (the Italian Christmas Witch), the Arc Angel Gabriel, and Pulcinella from the Italian Commedia d...

Saturday, November 22, 2014"I have struggled with my most ambitious art project in my life. I have come to the final touches on my portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci. I believe that this painting may be a turning point in my life. It is ready after many months of toil.Your presence is requested at the unveiling of the ONLY known...

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York City, is organizing In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian theater festival to take place annually in all five New York City boroughs and beyond. The inaugural festival will be June 10 to 20, 2013. All events are free. The festival's website is www.insc...

By Rob Bailey A new Italian-American indie flick hits close to home. The stereotype-skewering "Friends and Romans" — now playing a limited run this week at UA Stadium 16 in Mariners Harbor — was filmed on Staten Island. Screenwriter Gregg Greenburg says iconic borough locations such asAriemma's Deli and Goodfellas pizzeria are featured. &nbs...

Carol Ann Benanti, Staten Island Advance columnist and features writer, was recognized as the Honoree of the Year Friday by the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation at its annual dinner dance, held at the Staaten, West Brighton. A crowd of 180 supporters, friends and family members turned out to fete Mrs. Benanti and to help support the non-pr...

September 19 (Saturday) 2:00 pm. Author Dr. David Mercaldo will present his latest book The Other Italians. The book is an historical view of a major component of the Italian and Italian American culture dealing with the historical legacy of the Roman Catholic Church and its new millennia transitions. Dr. Mercaldo has authored several books, w...