The 125th Annual Feast of Our Lady of Snow, patroness of Sanza (SA), kicked-off Saturday in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a procession through the neighborhood and novena in honor of the Madonna della Neve at beautiful Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea Street).   We had the privilege of attending the celebration and meeting man...

As Industria celebrates its 25th anniversary, founder Fabrizio Ferri is remodeling his existing venues and introducing two additional spaces in Williamsburg. Industria Superstudio is changing and expanding. Both of the West Village photo studios and event spaces, which are located at 775 Washington Street and 356 West 12th Street, have been r...

By Raanan GebererOne of the most spectacular, unusual traditional Italian-American feasts in the United States is taking place from July 10 to 21 in Williamsburg.   The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Paulinus of Nola features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall, three-ton statue known as the Giglio, which means "lily" in Italian. The s...

World-class Festival kicks off July 6th featuring a 5-story magnificent tower with Neapolitan Saint and brass band carried on the shoulders of 125 men. A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 6th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and internatio...

The 1,000-square-foot store will be located at 101 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and bear its street number, 101, as its name. Diesel is about to take the wraps off its first pop-up shop, set to open Friday in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section. The 1,000-square-foot store will be located at 101 Bedford Avenue in the New York borough and bear its str...

There's a brand-new white Whirlpool refrigerator in Cara Nicoletti's apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Ms. Nicoletti, a butcher, a baker and the creator of the literary food blog Yummy Books, is grateful to her landlord for the appliance.   Its predecessor "was gross and old and didn't have any shelf space, and I'd been asking for a reall...

by Riccardo Chioni Come vuole la tradizione e nonostante la tentatrice finale dei Mondiali di calcio, Williamsburg ha registrato il pienone per la 127esima edizione della Festa del Giglio a cui ha partecipato anche il sindaco Bill de Blasio che ha contribuito a far danzare la Torre di 3 tonnellate. Italoamericani, visitatori d'ogni parte del Paes...

We couldn't ask for a better day for Sunday's Festa di San Cono in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.   With clear blue skies and a balmy breeze, conditions were perfect for the procession. Making our way through the neighborhood, we were greeted by many locals before reaching Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (275 N 8th Street).   Read more &nbs...

Albert Di Meglio might be an alumnus of Le Cirque and Osteria del Circo, but most recently, at Rubirosa, he mined the culinary memories of his Italian-American childhood on Staten Island.   For his new restaurant on Williamsburg's South Side, slated to open next week, he traces his ancestry back to the homeland — or rather, his grandmother's...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Giglio Sunday was a scorcher! With temperatures soaring in the nineties, the heat made the already demanding task of carrying two massive structures all the more difficult. Far from demoralizing the lifters, I don't think I've ever seen a more spirited group of men. The paranza's fortitude and devotion was most admira...