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  • "Built With Faith" won the first Italian American Studies Association Book Award at the annual IASA conference in Los Angeles, November 5, 2016.
    Through his engaging style, based on the best of ethnographic methods, Joseph Sciorra presents a study that reaches beyond the academic to inform and challenge us to see and react to this Italian American material culture in new ways
  • Op-Eds
    Jerry Krase(November 25, 2014)
    The peacemaking services of Francis of Assisi have always been needed in the Big Apple, which presents glaring evidence of inter-group fear, hostility and potential for violence. No ethnic group has been immune. Italian Americans have often been in the middle of these conflicts as both victims and victimizers.
  • Given that we are currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of a misspelled bridge I thought an excerpt from my book, "The Staten Island Italian American Experience," briefly telling how Staten Island came to be first sighted by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 and how six years later he was consumed in the Caribbean might be of interest.
  • Dominic M. Recchia is trying to fill the somewhat dirty shoes of incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm. However, I must warn him that strange things have happened to those elected to represent Staten Islanders (and South Brooklyner’s) in Congress ever since la famiglia Molinari abandoned it. It’s like someone has cast an evil eye (malocchio) on the most conservative seat in New York City.
  • In publishing this contribution we are sending our deepest condolences to the author, who has lost his mother, a resident of Staten Island. While sending his article today, he wrote: "Think of it as a tribute to my mother, she passed away an hour ago..." Ti abbracciamo, Anthony
  • The President of the Commission for the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, Giuliano Amato, spends an afternoon in Staten Island. "Garibaldi and Meucci represent two great Italian ideals: courage and creativity." OUR VIDEO COMING SOON
  • Casa Belvedere. A new 360-degree Italian cultural campus that will host Italian language, culinary, art, and music classes, as well as galas, fashion shows, wine tastings, exhibits, and symposiums focused on Italian themes. i-Italy took the ferry to Staten Island and crossed a short strip of sea to get there ...

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