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November 21, 2018

New York City’s neighborhood of Tribeca has changed dramatically since I was a child growing up in the West Village. Desolate and run down, one could hardly imagine it would become one of the hippest neighborhoods! Located in Manhattan’s southern tip, it is now famous...

March 31, 2015

Pasqua (Easter) is celebrated all over Italy. We do have a chocolate Uovo di Pasqua (Easter egg) that is hollow and filled with toys but no Easter Bunny. The egg is more symbolic of pagan Spring-rebirth- new life- all that marks the beginning of the season. Once w...

December 15, 2014

Presepio at the Italian American Museum

Natale in Naples is spectacular. In the city, in Spaccanapoli (the old section of town) the streets are lined with the famous Presepio (Nativity Scenes) that depict detailed scenes  that are so intricately carved that the viewer w...

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