Our Mission to

Inspire a Generation

Make your loved ones’ story unforgettable
Gift them with a place in the first
Who’s Who of The Italian Americans

 

Who is the special one in your life? Your mother? Your father? Your spouse? Your siblings? Your cousins? Or maybe that dear friend who’s family to you? Tell us their story, and they’ll be featured in the “Who’s Who of the Italian Americans“: the first collection ever of the Italian American biographies. A loving tribute to the memory of our community, and a legacy for the generations to come. But also an opportunity to find members of the family and friends you have lost track of, and to expand your network.

Participate is easy:
– Email us at franky@frankyinnewyork.com that you want to participate
– We will send you an online questionnaire asking for some basic informations about the person whose story you want to be told, and giving payment instructions ($100 per person, shipping of the book included, discounts applied to family groups)
– Once we get your answers and your fee, we’ll schedule an appointment for an online interview with you to talk about the story of your loved one

 

Franky’s Headquarters:
Franky in New York c/o Basile&Frigenti
424 East 83rd Street, Apt 5E, New York City, NY 10028

 

Wanna find the latest about the Italian American community? Go to https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=6e837456d5de24dde089e1c28&id=d88ef06a6c  

 

A virtual country
of 90 milion
people

Italians care about the details. Americans know how to dream big, because they can see the big picture. And Italian Americans? The simply mix the best from them both. Franky in New York is a digital project that unites – more than ever – Italians and Italian Americans, in a daily stream of news, stories, exchange of ideas and opportunities to inspire a New Renaissance.
It’s the door to a country with a population of 90 million people. The first Digital Nation ever.

 

 

Sow a Thought, reap an action

Human connections are the only things that matter. Italians and Italian Americans have much more in common than a last name or some ancestors. They share one of the most beautiful languages of the world, and memories of a country and a culture that have no equal anywhere else.
Words, beauty, food, friendship. These are the Four Human Elements we work on to put together USA and Italy in a new way, far from the traditional narrative.

People

Franky Talks

Franky in New York has been around quite a lot lately. We have spread the word about us and our mission during pleasant chats with some dear friends.
Go to the links below and listen to what Franky has to say!

 

An Italian American conversation with Bob Sorrentino: episode of Italian Roots And Genealogy podcast, available on Bob’s blog at www.italiangenealogy.blog/italian-americans/, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/U3-YJCS4aeI, or via podcast at www.buzzsprout.com/1018771/9542701

 

 

Spreading the word about Franky with our friend Frank DiPiero, and his great podcast Keepin’ It Real with Frankie D (listen to the episode at https://italianamericanlife.com/2021/10/12/1344/)

 

An Italian Sunday Dinner Party with the friends from Italian Roots and Genealogy: to watch the episode go to https://youtu.be/87ECoJmeiGg 

WHAT WE ALSO DO…

 

Have you got a story to tell? A passion to celebrate? A tribute to pay? Tell us, and we can make a book out of your ideas!

 

Do like Charlie Zito (www.limonsole.com), who has been collecting Sicilian proverbs all his life and now has a book of them…

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A WORD

 

 

Italian is the fourth language in the world to be studied. Yet, Italian among Italian Americans is dropping deep: in the last years half of the Italian Americans have quit speaking Italian. Shall we surrender? You bet not. Franky in New York is here also to spread the beauty of the Italian words, one word at a time. That’s why we promote the beauty of the Italian language not running classes but friendly conversations around a pizza, a caffè or any other Italian food, sharing unknown stories, facts, news, talking about past and future.
Also in times of social distancing, we keep in touch with our friends: email us at franky@frankyinnewyork.com and reserve your virtual Italian conversation!