Buongiorno Crapper ("Signore Merda?"):
Here's a link to an article (in Italian) from America Oggi dated February 7 (your computer can do a rough translation).
Article says scheduled for June 2013, the triangle of land bounded by Frankie Lewis, 23rd Avenue and 163rd Street (mistakenly written as 163rd Road) will be turned into Piazza Italia complete with a Romanesque entry arch and bricks in the pavement with the names of Italians who have contributed to the nation. Permits were granted for "the community" to go ahead with the deal. Article says that these came from the DOT (and not Parks) - hmnnn? Public land given away here? Check it out. I only read about this in America Oggi nowhere else.