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 →

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 →

“Rao’s Recipes From The Neighborhood,” By Frank Pellegrino From East Harlem

raosWith Rao’s Recipes from the Neighborhood, Frank Pellegrino-of New York’s celebrated East Harlem restaurant Rao’s-returns to what he knows best: authentic Italian food. Continue Reading →

How To Help Victims Of Italy’s Earthquake

earthquake in italy donateSince the turn of the 20th century Harlem has had a long history of Italians in Harlem, especially in “Little Italy” in East Harlem. So, we wanted to see how we could help victims of Italy’s earthquake that happened this past week. Continue Reading →

Punk Rocker, Actress, Wife And Harlemite, Wanda De Jesus

Wanda_De_Jesus1Wanda De Jesus, born August 26, 1958, is an actress, sister born and raised on “the concrete playgrounds of Manhattan,” in “Little Italy” East Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

New York City And Milan Launch Business Exchange

harlem in milan and milan in harlem1Italy has a special place in the hearts of many Harlemites from Little Italy East Harlem to the food that is the cornerstone in so many of our neighborhoods. Continue Reading →

Ignazio Lupo, Head Of The Leading Mafia Family From Harlem

fa-lupohatIgnazio Lupo (March 19, 1877 – January 13, 1947), also known as Ignazio Saietta and Lupo the Wolf, was a Sicilian-American Black Hand leader in Italian Harlem, New York City during the early 1900s. Continue Reading →

A Gangster Guns Down A Little Boy In Harlem, 1931

londonchemistsvincentcollOn the evening of July 28, 1931, five-year-old Michael Vengalli was playing with a group of friends on East 107th Street in Harlem’s Little Italy. Continue Reading →

Italian Harlem, 1st Avenue And 114th Street, 1910

itaian harlem 1910A slightly hand-colored photographs documents a very, very, very busy 1st Avenue and 114th Street, in the Italian part on East Harlem, New York, 1910.

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