Vinny Vella

Vinny Vella, Actor and Pulse of Little Italy, Dies at 72

Last modified February 22, 2019 at 9:35 pm

Who’s better than you? Vinny, that’s Who. Little Italy residents this week are mourning the loss of Vinny Vella. The local legend, and character actor, died of complications from liver cancer on Wednesday (February 20) at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife Margaret-Anne, and his children Benjamin and Anthony Hernandez, Lauren […]

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‘This is Little Italy’ at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Seen Through the Eyes of Vinny Vella [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

This past Tuesday, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden sponsored a special community event entitled: “This is Little Italy.” Two powerful documentaries from two local filmmakers were presented at a free outdoor screening. Both films focused on life for the Italian-American community of Little Italy. The first, Paul Stone’s Mulberry, premiered as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Documentary Shorts […]

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Coming Soon: Mob Scene Gallery at 396 Broome

Last modified November 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Sitting quietly beside the recently-relocated Cowboy Shoe Repair at the nexus of Broome Street and Centre Market Pl is a sliver storefront currently undergoing some renovations.  It’s pretty easy to walk by without noticing. Well, in a matter of weeks, this narrow space will birth a gallery showroom with an historical bent.

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