by Georgia Kral   Step back in time and give your taste buds a treat by visiting these bakeries and pastry shops. Italian breads and pastries are a true delight, and we're not surprised at all that so many of these business have been around for so long.Here are some of the city's oldest... (Did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments!...

by Zachary Feldman   As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of the neighborhood's Ur...

I returned to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Thursday night to celebrate the Feast of San Donato. Now in its 18th year, the street celebration continues to draw devotees from across the Tri-State area. Francesca Mazza, who has a special devotion to San Donato, organizes the Feast in memory of her beloved mother.   The Mazza family generously set...

It is the one high-rise in Williamsburg that doesn't divide newcomers and old-timers. Thousands of Brooklynites gathered outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on N. Eighth Street on Sunday to watch 125 burly men carry a 80-foot tall, 4-ton tower on their shoulders as part of the annual Giglio Italian Feast.   It is a 113-year-old trad...

"Caravaggio Connoisseurship: Saint Francis in Meditation and the Capitoline Fortune Teller" comes to the Muscarelle Museum of Art on Feb. 8 and will remain on view through April 6.   Two nearly identical versions of Caravaggio's Saint Francis in Meditation have left experts divided. Despite years of debate, experts are in disagreement as to...

Francesco Fiorello began his career in the restaurant business when he was a boy growing up in Italy. He came to the United States at age 15 and began working in restaurants. Over the years, he learned the fine art of creating delicious recipes with Old World flair.   He has put his expertise to work at his restaurant, Francesco's, located i...

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by Piero Armenti   Se con la sua pizzeria di Ostia, Roma, riusciva a vivere bene, a New York ha costruito un impero. Giulio Adriani, 42 anni, pizzaiolo, vincitore di quattro campionati mondiali di pizza, oggi gestisce le tre pizzerie Forcella di New York: una si trova a Williamsburg, l'altra nell'East Village, l'ultima a Park Avenue.  ...

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015 - Sunday, April 05, 2015 Venue: Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA Organized by: Muscarelle Museum of Art   Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, this unprecedented selection of more than twenty-five masterpiece drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo from Italian museums is the first e...

Friday after work, I made my way to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the 19th Annual Feast of San Donato. Organized by Francesca Mazza (and her gracious family) the ceremony took place outside their beautiful home at 158 Conselyea Street.   Normally held on August 7th, this year's celebration was postponed a few weeks because Franca and her family...