It’s red, white, and green for Brooklynites

Put up your dukes!: Antonio Migliaccio, owner of Noodle Pudding in Brooklyn Heights and honoree at the Italian American Heritage Celebrazione at Borough Hall, hams it up.
Photo by Arthur De Gaeta

Borough Wide

Italian Americans were feted at a gala hosted by Brooklyn’s other booster, Borough President Markowitz, on Oct. 4 at Borough Hall. The annual “Italian American Heritage Celebrazione” (that’s “celebration” in Italiano (that’s Italian)) celebrates outstanding Italian Brooklynites for their dedication, devotion, and involvement in their communities! What a great combination.

This year’s honorees included primo pasta padron Antonio Miglacccio, owner of Noodle Pudding in Brooklyn Heights, which, as we all know, is the best Italian restaurant with a funny name; Elana Solitario, president and founder of Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon in Bay Ridge; Carlo Scissura, president of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and former aid to the borough president, (it’s not what you know, but who you know); and the School Settlement Association board of directors — John D’Arienzo, Felicia Pecoraro, Margaret Falco, Lisa Bamonte, Vincent Abate, Anthony Menta, Lisa Summa, and Joseph Franquinha.

Standing O says, “It’s good to be a Brooklyn Italian. We’re such a special bunch.”

Brooklyn Borough Hall [209 Joralemon St. between Court and Adam streets Downtown, (718) 802–3700]

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

Mile grazia: Elana Solitario, owner of Pilo Arts in Bay Ridge, receives a proclamation at the Italian American Heritage Celebrazione at Borough Hall.
Photo by Arthur De Gaeta

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