Tag Archives: New York City

Meet NIAF

We want you to know the staff working behind-the-scenes here at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), so we are taking the opportunity to introduce you to one of our staff members! This week, we introduce you to Julia Streisfeld, … Continue reading

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The Ghetto By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com To many, the “ghetto” is part of the city in which members of a minority group live. The term, however, was originally coined in Venice to describe the section of the city to which … Continue reading

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La Pietà By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com On April 4th 1964, the SS Cristoforo Colombo ocean liner carried the Pietà from the Vatican to the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows.  The Pietà was put in a crate that was filled with plastic foam, … Continue reading

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By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Fun Facts The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1904 by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America and Italy and then on to … Continue reading

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Mayor Bill de Blasio remarks at the opening of “The Italian Americans” at NYU

The National Italian American Foundation was at New York University’s Kimmel Center., on February 10, for the preview screening of “The Italian Americans,” set to air nationally February 17 and 24 on PBS. At the event, New York City Mayor Bill de … Continue reading

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