East Harlem’s Char-Ko-Lette AKA Colonial Tea Room, 1940’s

There is a long tradition of Tea in Harlem as we discussed in this article A Short History Of Tea In Harlem from 2012. Another Tea Room to add to that list is the Char-Ko-Lette aka the Colonial Tea Room at 116th Street and Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, NY, 1949. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem’s Frank “The Prime Minister” Costello, 1891 – 1973

Frank “the Prime Minister” Costello, born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973, was an Italian-American Mafia gangster and crime boss. Continue Reading →

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An Italian Town Is Selling Its Historic Homes For $1.25

Last year, we reported on an Italian city who was Giving Away Free Castles. Now, CN Traveler reports that maybe you’ve fantasized about living out your days in a Mediterranean villa. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem’s Vito Anthony Marcantonio, Seven-Term U.S. Congressman (Video)

Vito Anthony Marcantonio, December 10, 1902 – August 9, 1954, was an Italian-American lawyer and communist politician. Continue Reading →

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Il Gattopardo’s Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

The acclaimed southern Italian Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo shares two of his appetizer recipes from New York City fine dining restaurants IL Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes just south of Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem Fireball Kathrine Narducci (Video)

Kathrine Narducci, born in 1965, to an Italian-American family grew up in Italian Harlem, New York.

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Join The 2017 Dance Of The Giglio Feast In Spanish Harlem

The 2017 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem in Manhattan. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Continue Reading →

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Italy: Living La Dolce Vita Sustainable In Bella Italia

Harlem has deep roots connected to Italy, with an estimated 52 million foreign tourist travelled to Italy in 2016 – what’s a better getaway from Harlem to Italy. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem’s Dominick “Quiet Dom” Cirillo, 1929 –

Dominick V. “Quiet Dom” Cirillo, born July 4, 1929 – present, East Harlem is a high-ranking member of the Genovese crime family, who briefly served as acting boss for the imprisoned Boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante. Continue Reading →

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If You Want A Free Italian Castle, Italy Is Giving Away Over 100 Castles

We know you have heard of Italian Harlem, now you can bring Harlem to Italy, because Italy is giving away more than 100 historic castles, farmhouses and monasteries for free in an effort to breathe new life into its disused public buildings. Continue Reading →

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The Story Of The Harlem Macaroni Co., 1906-1956

The Harlem Macaroni Co., story was adapted from an article in Slate titled Searching for Giorgio Cataudella, Macaroni Laborer by writer .

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116th Street Crew In “Little Italy” Harlem NY, 1890s –

The 116th Street crew, also known as the Uptown crew, is a powerful crew within the Genovese crime family. In the early 1960s, Anthony Salerno became one of the most powerful capos in the family. Continue Reading →

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