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...

Appuntamento con i grandi nomi del Rinascimento italiano negli Stati Uniti dove nei prossimi giorni verranno inaugurate due importanti mostre, a New York e Williamsburg. Ad aprire i battenti domani sara' "La scultura all'epoca di Donatello: i capolavori del Rinascimento dalla Cattedrale di Firenze", fino al 14 giugno ospite al MOBIA, il Museum of B...

By Lisa L. ColangeloGentrification can't keep the giglio out of Williamsburg. The 129th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino kicks off Wednesday in Brooklyn, with sausage, zeppole and a 4-ton, 65-foot statue to honor a beloved Italian saint.   "It's definitely pride and a tradition," said Joe Galasso, a 41-year-old city fir...

Caravaggio comes to the United States. Three celebrated masterpieces by the great Italian painter will be on display from 8 February to 6 April at the Muscarelle Museum of Art di Williamsburg: two versions of "St. Francis in Meditation" – one on loan from the Church of the Cappuccini in Rome and the other from the City of Carpineto Romano – and the...

It is ready for its close-up! The Giglio festival will dance its way onto the silver screen in the new mob film "The Brooklyn Banker," opening Aug. 5. The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right lo...

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 international visitors. Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the fi...

by Kevin D'Angelo The Society of Our Lady of the Snow, a cultural nucleus of Italian-American tradition in Greenpoint / Williamsburg is marking its 125th anniversary this year. The celebration begins on Saturday, July 27th, with a 7:00PM candlelight procession, from its hall at 410 Graham Avenue to St. Francis de Paola Church. Over the next ten da...

La storia dell'emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti è alla base di ognuna delle chiacchierate con gli ospiti della nostra rubrica. Fenomeno sociale che connota la presenza italiana negli USA di ieri e di oggi e anche di domani, saperne di più serve non solo a capire gli italoamericani, ma anche noi italiani che viviamo al di qua dell'oceano. Ne p...