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Latest edition: John's of 12th Street / Cheryl Della Pietra: "Gonzo Girl" / NOIAW Honors Janet DiFiore & Maria T. Vullo

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 27, 2016.

First aired: July 27, 2016.

This month’s episode of ITALICS brings us to one of the last baStions of Italian immigrant history in New York City’s East Village. Lucia Grillo talks with Nicky Sitnycky, owner of John’s of 12th Street – a restaurant opened in 1908 that keeps tradition alive while welcoming newbies with updates such as #vegan and #gf.

Cheryl Della Pietra, author of “Gonzo Girl,” talks Hunter S. Thompson and the semi-fictional young Italian American woman, whose first job was as his editorial assistant.

NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women, holds a special celebration honoring the recent appointments of two Italian American women: Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and Chief Judge of New York State, and Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent of The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Guest List

Janet DiFiore Chief Judge, NYS Court of Appeals

Lucia Grillo Producer & Correspondent, "ITALICS" Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY

Cheryl Della Pietra Author, “Gonzo Girl”

Nicky Sitnycky Owner, John’s of 12th Street

Maria Tamburri Chair, National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW)

Cav. Anthony J. Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, Calandra Institute, Queens College/CUNY

Maria T. Vullo Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)