Our readers know that Columbus Day is the only theme on which We the Italians takes sides with decision and pride, because we believe that it is unhistorical and unfair to attack this great Italian pioneer, and because we believe that it is also an attack against the Italian American community, for which we have love and esteem. This is why we are...

The Columbus Heritage Coalition (CHC) was created in 2017 to protect and preserve the legacy of Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day celebrations in communities across the nation against the unwarranted attacks on this cherished national holiday. The CHC's initial focus was to challenge a group that wanted to remove the iconic statue of Christophe...

The state will dedicate $750,000 to erect a Big Apple statue honoring Mother Cabrini — after Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray came under fire from Italian American and Catholic leaders for failing to recognize the patroness saint of immigrants as part of their “She Built NYC” program. The funding and construction, announced Thurs...

Thursday, October 24. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Columbus Citizen's Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and RSVP highly recommended. For further information, see: www.calandrainstitute.org This "Town Hall" will deal with some of the more pressing issues Italian Americans must confront if we...

Why are we so eager to search out scapegoats for the injustices of history? Whatever the reason, Christopher Columbus is now the fall guy for the sins of slavery, the exploitation of indigenous peoples, the rape of natural resources and most of the legal, financial and territorial abuses that followed the first European steps in the New World. His...

Dear Mr. Lynch, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with your unnecessary – and wildly offensive – August 14th cover story headline and illustration. I am a native New Yorker, a longtime reader of the Post, and a proud Italian American. While I am no stranger to the Post’s attention grabbing headlines and graphics, I urge you to seriousl...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens held its 41st annual Columbus Day Parade in Astoria last Saturday, marching from Kaufman-Astoria Studios to Columbus Triangle at Astoria Boulevard and 31st Street, at the foot of the statue of the Great Navigator. Scenes from the event, starting at the top left: Dignitaries and invited gues...

After serving Italian food to uptowners for 41 years, Angelo Vivolo’s Vivolo has closed its doors at 140 East 74th St. near Lexington Avenue. A sign posted outside the restaurant announces the closure but does not provide any details for why it’s closing. The phone number is no longer in service, and Eater NY has reached out for more information. A...