Post Tagged with: "Italian"

Our Lady of Loreto Church (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Demolition of Italian Church in Brooklyn Put on Hold

Brooklyn, History, Western European April 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To the relief of Italian community members and preservationists, a judge has issued a temporary halt to the demolition of Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Our Lady of Loreto, now closed, with recently built low-income housing behind it. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can an Italian Church in Brownsville Be Saved?

Brooklyn, History, Religion, Western European March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Our Lady of Loreto, the century-old church built by Italian immigrants, faces demolition but supporters, and a Queens senator, hope to save the historic building, report Brooklyn Downtown Star and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Antonio Chavez, owner of Grandma’s Bakery on 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Italian Businesses in Dyker Heights Cater to New Customers

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, Latino March 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

BKLYNER speaks to Italians in Dyker Heights who have handed their businesses over to more recent immigrants as Asian and Hispanic residents move into the historically Italian neighborhood.

(Photo by Francesca Norsen Tate via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Italian Parish in Brooklyn Marks 150 Years

Brooklyn, Religion, Western European June 24, 2016 at 8:15 am

At the sesquicentennial celebration for Sacred Hearts-St. Stephen, the Van Westerhout Cittadini Molesi Cultural and Social Club gave the church a plaque that honored all immigrants, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

A Società Immacolata Concezione di Calitri group called Figlie di Maria (“Daughters of Mary”) outside Our Lady of Loreto, circa 1930. (Photo courtesy of Mario Toglia via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Future for Historic Italian Church in Brownsville?

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion, Western European April 25, 2016 at 1:19 pm

After Our Lady of Loreto was spared from demolition, the church that once provided a spiritual refuge for Italian immigrants stands empty. Local advocates and members of the Italian community tell Brooklyn Daily Eagle their proposals for preserving this testament to the neighborhood’s Italian history.

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at the authentic Italian restaurant Caci in Southold. (Photo by Randee Daddona via Long Island Press and Northforker)

An Italian Chef Comes to Southold

Food, Long Island, Western European October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.

The Giglio (Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Home Reporter)

Longstanding Italian Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European July 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The annual 12-day Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, now in its 128th year, features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall Giglio statue, at the top of which stands the figure of St. Paulinus of Nola, the festival’s saint of honor, report The Greenpoint Gazette and Home Reporter.

Tyshawn Murray of Flatlands uses a fine gorgonzola to demonstrate how bacteria used to make Italian cheese could have wound up on the turnstiles at the R train’s Bay Ridge Avenue station. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via The Brooklyn Paper)

A Bacterial Census in Bay Ridge

Health, Western European February 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Enterococcus italicus, a harmless bacterium found in Italian cheeses, has been discovered on the turnstiles of Bay Ridge subway stations, suggesting a persistent Italian influence in the neighborhood, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa and his two sons outside Ferdinando’s Focacceria. (Photo by Megan Cerullo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Sicilian Brooklyn Lives on in Ferdinando’s Focacceria

Brooklyn, Food, Western European October 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Sicilian restaurant Ferdinando’s Focacceria has changed very little in its 110-year history. Brooklyn Daily Eagle gets a glimpse of a past still etched on its walls and on its menu of traditional fare.

The giglio procession in Williamsburg (Photo by Brooklyn Media Group via Home Reporter)

Giglio Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European July 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Home Reporter writes about celebrants honoring the memory of St. Paulinus with the Italian Giglio Feast in Brooklyn.

Mulberry Street Market

‘Making Italian America’ in New York

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Western European May 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

The book’s authors spoke at the Tenement Museum about Italian immigrants through the lens of consumption.

Orazio Carciotto, owner of Casa Della Moazzarella in the Belmont BID in the Bronx (Photo by Justin McCallum via Norwood News)

Italian Character Remains in Changing Belmont Area

Bronx, Business, Demographics, In the News, Western European March 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Belmont BID promotes the Italian traditions of a Bronx neighborhood that is now largely Mexican and Albanian, Norwood News reports.

Muslim men, mainly Bangladeshis, observed the end of Ramadan, or Eid, in an East New York parking lot. (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via Brooklyn Bureau)

Brooklyn’s Growing Bangladeshi Enclave

Brooklyn, Culture, Demographics, In the News, South Asian August 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The City Line area of East New York is fast becoming an enclave of the burgeoning Bangladeshi community, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. The area has undergone a rapid demographic change over the last decade.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel on E. 115th was founded in 1881. (Photo by Paul Lowry, Flickr Creative Commons License)

East Harlem Italian Parish Gets New Life from Polish Order

In the News, Manhattan, Religion July 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has recently been placed under the care of the Polish Pallottine order. The change has brought a Polish priest and the addition of a Polish Mass, just in time for the celebration of the church’s feast, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Carroll Gardens Italians Hold on to Their Last Club

Carroll Gardens Italians Hold on to Their Last Club

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Voices' Picks February 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm

For nearly a century, the Society of the Citizens of Pozzallo has anchored the Italian community in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In a neighborhood that once housed clubs for every group of relocated immigrants, this society, strictly for ex-residents of a fishing village of nearly 30,000 in Sicily, is all that is left.