Section: Italian Harlem: In Memory Of

Directory: New York City History

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Section I


" At no time does solemnity so possess our souls as when we stand deserted at the brink of darkness into which our loved one has gone. And the last place in the world where we would look for comfort at such a time is in the seeming artificiality of etiquette; yet it is in the moment of deepest sorrow that etiquette performs its most vital and real service. It is the time-worn servitor Etiquette who draws the shades, who muffles the bell, who keeps the house quiet, who hushes voices and footsteps of sudden noises, who decrees that the last rites be performed smoothly and with beauty and gravity so the poignancy of grief may in so far as possible be assuaged." 

Emily Post. Etiquette. 1922 Chapter XXIV



Luciano Pavarotti

One of the greatest Italian tenors of our time died on September 6, 2007. May his music be forever remembered  in our hearts.





Francis Albert Sinatra




Sal Mineo

In memory of the Italian-American actor (1939-1976), who earned Oscar nominations for his performances in "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955) and "Exodus" (1960).


Al Martino-2009 Rest in Peace


Dean Martin

(7th June 1917 - 25th December 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film actor and comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio to Italian immigrant parents.  



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