How the Presepio Got Its Groove in New York City


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The presepio is to Italians what the Christmas tree is to Germans. And the legacy of Italian immigrants is on display all over the city this time of year.

It was the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and Joseph Sciorra was ready to build his presepio in his Williamsburg apartment. Continue reading at The New York Times.

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