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Little Italy: New York

With over 18,00 Restaurants in New York City, you know that there will be some great Italian restaurants. But more than that, when the "boat" came over from Italy carrying Italian immigrants, where do you think they stayed?  But of course... New York, New York, the city so nice, they named it twice.  



Bronx, Arthur Avenue, NY
Here you can find some of the finest sasuage still produces in the USA.  Italians who have since moved to the outer areas of the United States from New York and the North East Coast still have the famous sausage from Arthur Avenue shipped to them where ever they now reside.

Bronx, Pelham Bay, NY
This area reminds me of the North Ward of Newark and/or Bloomfield, New Jersey.  Its a nice, but busy neighborhood where many Italians still reside outside the inner city and its problems of the Bronx. 

AATI - American Association of Teachers of Italian, Long Island Chapter
34 Forest Drive, Plainview, NY 11803
The American Association of Teachers of Italian Was founded in 1924 to promote the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in schools, colleges and universities in North America. It has approximately 1500 members worldwide. The Association publishes the quarterly journal, Italica, and a twice-yearly Newsletter. It sponsors seminars and workshops in the broad area of Italian studies and holds annual meetings, usually in conjunction with ACTFL but also in Italy. AATI is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in all areas of Italian studies.

American-Italian Heritage Association
PO Box 3136, Albany, NY 12203-3136
(518) 435-0591  Email

The AIHA was established in 1979 by Professor/Cavalliere Philip J. DiNovo in Morrisville, New York. AIHA is a non-profit organization with over 1,575 members in 47 states and in Italy. The AIHA operated the Italian Cultural Center & Museum located in Utica, New York (Utica's "Little Italy" - east side of the city) for the past nineteen years. It was closed late in 1998 so that plans for the new national museum in Albany, NY could begin. Currently, there are plans underway for the building of a National Italian-American Museum & Cultural Center in Albany, New York. Professor DiNovo is overseeing this project which is scheduled to be open within the next few years. The Center and Museum stands in memory of the Italian immigrants who came to the United States.

Arba Sicula
Modern Foreign Languages Dpt - St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439

Arba Sicula is a non-profit international organization that promotes the language and culture of Sicily. Arba Sicula publishes a 20-page biannual newsletter that highlights the activities of the organization. It is written primarily in English with one or two pages devoted to Sicilian.

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 488-4062   Email

One of the principal aims is to enroll in its membership all persons of Italian birth or descent, regardless of religious faith or political affiliation and to keep alive the traditions of our ancestors. The influence of the order is reflected in its strong family ties and warm regard and involvement with the community. The OSIA motto is "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity." Cellini Lodge has within its ranks: two senior citizen groups, two youth groups, a bowling league, and a culture and heritage committee. General meetings are held on the first Monday of the month.

Center for Italian Studies
Fifth floor of the F. Melville Library, SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3358
(631) 632-7444  Email

The Center has three specific purposes: first, to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the part of the local academic community on issues that bring about a better understanding of Italy and Italian Americans; second, to become a national and international focus for Italian and Italian American affairs; third, to promote a better understanding of Italy and of Italian Americans by bringing to the general public the latest scholarly findings on Italy and Italian Americans and by organizing cultural activities of general interest. The Center may be expanded, if funds are available, to become also a gathering place for scholars with a variety of interests to meet and discuss new ideas, share on-going work, and provide intellectual stimulation.

Circolo Italiano D'America
PO Box 1393, Huntington, NY 11743

The Circolo Italiano D'America has the purpose to compliment the success and brilliance of the Italian forebears,with a future of equal revolution, be it intellectual, artistic or social. Their goal is to make academic scholarships available to the next brigade of Marconis, Coppolas or Fermis.

Italian Historical Society of America
111 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 852-2929   Email

The focus of the Society has been traditionally on commemorative ceremonies which bring the accomplishments of great Italians and Italian-Americans to public awareness. The Society shall continue to maintain and expand these functions. Additionally, the Society shall now begin to direct its energies and resources toward reaching a much wider audience through the use of video, computer technologies as well as the evolving electronic media. It will be particularly focused in developing educational materials to be made available to schools which will bring an awareness of the significant contributions that the Italian culture has brought to our way of life.

NYPD Columbia Association
PO Box 290735, Brooklyn, NY 11229-0735l  

The Columbia Association (1932-2000) is a Not-For-Profit Fraternal Association of Italian-American Police Officers of the New York City Police Department. Their mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of the contributions made by Italians and Italian-Americans toward the development of the United States, to increase knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritage, to provide a close union for its members, to be part of an ethnic group of professional law enforcement officers who cherish the spirit of brotherhood and remembrance of their roots and to promote, practice and cherish the spirit of brotherhood among peolpe irrespective of race, creed or religion.

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