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Cat stuck in tree attracts crowds of tourists on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx
May 24, 2017: New York Daily News

The well-loved cat Zucchero, a neighborhood favorite who spends his days lazing around Italian specialty items at Cerini Coffee & Gifts, drew a crowd when he was temporarily stuck in a tree on Tuesday. Luckily he climbed down safe and sound, to the delight of onlookers. Read more, Cat stuck in tree attracts crowds of tourists on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx.

 

Mayor de Blasio Visits Small Businesses Along Arthur Ave
May 24, 2017: New York Daily News

On his visit to Arthur Avenue, Mayor de Blasio stated it’s important to support small businesses. Arthur Avenue is legendary not just in the Bronx, but in the entire city. This incredible community means a lot and has some of the very best food in all of New York City. The area is an Incredible source of pride for the Bronx. To view the full speech, Mayor de Blasio Visits Small Businesses Along Arthur Ave. For a written summary please read more, City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Small Businesses Seeing Fewer Fines, Opening Faster.

 

De Blasio raves about Arthur Ave. cannoli, lauds drop in small business fines in Bronx borough tour
May 23, 2017: New York Daily News

On his visit to Arthur Avenue on Tuesday, Mayor De Blasio sampled freshly filled cannoli at Madonia Bakery, got a demonstration on making mozzarella at Mike’s Deli, and practiced pouring beer at Bronx Beer Hall. The Mayor also discussed the drop in small business fines, the importance of getting to know people in the community, and his Italian heritage. Read more, De Blasio raves about Arthur Ave. cannoli, lauds drop in small business fines in Bronx borough tour.

 

A food tour of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy
May 5, 2017: CNN

Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani are a married couple who founded a tour company called ‘Feast on History.’ An Italian-American, Galliani grew up shopping in the neighborhood, and the couple has all the insider tips. Their favorite stops are Calandra Cheese, Joe’s Italian Deli, Addeo & Sons Bakery, Egidio Pastry, Calabria Pork Store, and Mario’s Restaurant & Catering. Read more, A food tour of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy.

 

‘A Bronx Tale’ actor Chazz Palminteri visits new mural off Arthur Ave
April 20, 2017: News 12 The Bronx

Chazz Palminteri visited Belmont to see in person the new mural that celebrates the classic movie ‘A Bronx Tale’ and features the image of his character, Sonny. Palminteri grew up in Belmont and is humbled by the new mural. He is also celebrating the success of the new Broadway musical that is based on the movie. Read more, ‘A Bronx Tale’ actor Chazz Palminteri visits new mural off Arthur Ave.

 

What to do and eat in Belmont, Bronx: New York Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, more
April 13, 2017: AM New York

Belmont is not only an authentic Italian enclave, but also a neighborhood home to nationally renowned attractions you’ll love. Enjoy a cappuccino and cannoli at DeLillo or eggplant parmigiana at Mike’s Deli before you venture over to the Botanical Garden where you’ll find endless flora and exciting cultural exhibitions. You can also stock up on imported Italian goods at Teitel Brothers before taking a scenic stroll through Fordham University. Finish the day with a craft beer at Bronx Beer Hall on Arthur Avenue. Read more, What to do and eat in Belmont, Bronx: New York Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue, more.

 

Italian-themed mural makes debut along Arthur Ave.
April 13, 2017: News 12 The Bronx

A new mural created by artists Mark A and Ron Rundo is hoped to remind visitors of the rich Italian roots of the Belmont neighborhood. The mural is meant to be an invitation to other artists to showcase their work in the neighborhood. Original cartoon characters, Arthur Avenue signage, and elements from the classic movie and now Broadway show, “A Bronx Tale,” are key features of the mural. Read more, Italian-themed mural makes debut along Arthur Ave.

 

Shoppers flock to Arthur Ave. for Easter essentials
April 14, 2017: News 12 The Bronx

Shoppers came from Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey to buy Easter goodies in the Bronx’s Little Italy. The most popular splurges were prosciutto de parma, parmesan reggiano and other cured meats from Addeo’s; pastries from DeLillo; and fresh mozzarella cheese from Calandra Cheese, Casa Della Mozzarella, and Mike’s Deli. Read more, Shoppers flock to Arthur Ave. for Easter essentials.

 

New mural coming to Arthur Avenue
April 14, 2017: News 12 The Bronx

The Belmont Business Improvement District is partnering with local landlords and merchants to bring in different styles of art that will add pizzazz to the neighborhood. The first piece is a new mural that is scheduled to be completed this Wednesday. Take a stroll over to the intersection of Fordham Road and Hughes Avenue to see it the next time you visit! Read more, New mural coming to Arthur Avenue.

 

Turning 107, and Sipping (Brandy) From His Bronx ‘Fountain of Youth’
April 6, 2017: The New York Times

Mr. Binder, a constant and beloved presence in the Belmont neighborhood, celebrated his 107th birthday at Mario’s on April 5th. He is a well-known figure on Arthur Avenue, as he frequently performs in restaurants singing, dancing, and telling jokes. If you’re lucky, you might spot Mr. Binder during your next jaunt in the Bronx’s Little Italy! Read more, Turning 107, and Sipping (Brandy) From His Bronx ‘Fountain of Youth’.

 

The 9 Best Pizza Places in the Bronx
April 1, 2015: Thrillist

On a list of the best pizza places in the Bronx, it is no surprise that four out of nine were restaurants from the Belmont neighborhood. Mario’s was recognized for serving pizza that is like a hidden gem, Café al Mercato was praised for its thick-crusted Sicilian slices, Zero otto Nove was noted for its deliciously topped Salerno-style pies, and Dominick’s was said to be the place to go for gourmet slices. Read more, The 9 Best Pizza Places in the Bronx.

 

America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants
March 17, 2017: The Daily Meal

The 50 best Italian restaurants in the United States have been chosen, and Zero Otto Nove made the list! Expert food critics submitted their choices for the top Italian restaurants in the country. Zero’s was highlighted for its authentic Italian cuisine that hails from Salerno. The critics recommend you try the Margherita pizza, and we couldn’t agree more! Read more, America’s 50 Best Italian Restaurants.

 

Neighborhood Guide: Arthur Avenue and Belmont
February 7, 2017 : NYC The Official Guide

The Official Guide highlights Belmont as a must-see neighborhood in NYC, and we couldn’t agree more! For visitors seeking an authentic Italian vibe, Belmont has countless shops, bakeries, cafés and restaurants to explore. Set aside an entire day for your culinary tour, and leave plenty of time for an exquisite plate of pasta and heavenly cappuccino or local brew from the Bronx Beer Hall. Read more, Neighborhood Guide: Arthur Avenue and Belmont.

 

28 NYC Foods That Taste Even Better In The Winter
February 1, 2017 : BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed has compiled a list of the best foods to eat in New York City this winter. It’s no surprise that cannoli from Gino’s Pastry Shop made the list. The pistachio-encrusted, bavarian-cream-filled cannoli simply cannot be missed! Read more, 28 NYC Foods That Taste Even Better In The Winter.

 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Arthur Avenue Market
January 30, 2017 : Spoon University

The Arthur Avenue Market is a one-stop shop for Fordham students, Belmont residents, tourists, and even celebrities. Whether you crave delicious pizza, a weekend Brunch, beer and karaoke, scrumptious pastries, hand-rolled cigars, or Italian gifts, the market has it all! Read more, A Beginner’s Guide to the Arthur Avenue Market.

 

Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri talk about ‘Bronx Tale’ musical
January 17, 2017 : Today

What began as a one-man show written by and starring Chazz Palminteri, turned into a film directed by Robert De Niro and now the famous story, set in Belmont, is a Broadway Musical! On this Today show segment, De Niro, Palminteri, and lead producer Tommy Mottola talk “A Bronx Tale” and its continuing relevance. Read more, Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri talk about ‘Bronx Tale’ musical.

 

New York – The Bronx
January, 2017 : Matteo Pellegrinuzzi

The Bronx really is booming and its great reputation is known all the way in France. This French article gives a brief history of the Bronx and features some great photos of some of the merchants in Bronx Little Italy. Read more, New York – The Bronx.

 

The Best Shops on Arthur Avenue, The Real Deal Little Italy
December 13, 2016 : Spotlight

The real Little Italy is located in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx! Family-run businesses give Arthur Ave and the surrounding streets a small village charm. This guide to the neighborhood includes local favorites like the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Calabria Pork Store, Randazzo’s Seafood, Vincent’s Meat Market, Calandra Cheese and many others. Read more, The Best Shops on Arthur Avenue, The Real Deal Little Italy.

 

A Bronx Tale musical brings back memories for Belmont residents
December 5, 2016 : PIX11 News

The new musical, now playing on Broadway, upholds the true character of the neighborhood that inspired the original play and classic film. A Bronx Tale lets Belmont residents and visitors alike relive the Bronx of the 1960s. Read more, A Bronx Tale musical brings back memories for Belmont residents.

 

Where to Eat and What to Order in the Bronx’s Little Italy
November 29, 2016 : I May Roam

The restaurants in the Bronx’s Little Italy source their food locally. In fact, most suppliers are within walking distance in the “triangle” formed by Arthur Avenue, East 187th Street and Crescent Avenue. Homemade ravioli, airy red velvet cake, tender octopus, delectable risotto balls, raw shellfish, Italian tapas, fresh mozzarella, and margherita pizza are just a few of the neighborhood’s locally sourced delicacies.
Read more, Where to Eat and What to Order in the Bronx’s Little Italy.

 

A New York si cena nei vicoli di Salerno
November 14, 2016 : la Citta

Even in Italy they’re talking about Chef Roberto Paciullo and his restaurants Zero Otto Nove and Roberto’s, both centrally located in the Belmont neighborhood. Read more (in Italian), A New York si cena nei vicoli di Salerno.

 

Lost in the Supermarket: Arthur Avenue Is the Biggest (and Best) Little Italy in America
October 10, 2016 : epicurious

Ever wondered what it’s like to shop and eat on Arthur Avenue? In this video, Adina Steiman takes us along as she visits the shops and restaurants on Arthur Avenue. From fresh cheese and meats, to bread and pastries, Steiman suggests you try it all! Read more, Lost in the Supermarket: Arthur Avenue Is the Biggest (and Best) Little Italy in America.

 

The history of Arthur Avenue, one of America’s “greatest streets”
October 6, 2016 : Brick Underground

As a thriving center for all things Italian-American, Arthur Avenue has now been designated one of the “Great Streets of America.” The American Planning Association deemed that Arthur Avenue’s cultural authenticity, exemplary planning, and remarkable food make for a unique and dynamic community. Read more, The history of Arthur Avenue, one of America’s “greatest streets”.

 

Bronx’s Arthur Avenue among ‘greatest streets in America’
October 4, 2016 : Fox 5 News New York

The famous Arthur Avenue, called the “Real Little Italy” of the Bronx, now has a new official title to add to its repertoire. Arthur Avenue was recently honored as one of the American Planning Association’s five greatest streets in America. Arthur Avenue is authentic, innovative, and boasts original character. Coupled with fresh bread, fresh meats, and fresh mozzarella, Bronx Little Italy will keep you coming back for more. Read more, Bronx’s Arthur Avenue among ‘greatest streets in America’.

 

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Designated One of America’s Great Streets by American Planning Association
October 4, 2016 : New York 1

Arthur Avenue has joined iconic streets like Broadway in Manhattan and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. as one of America’s greatest streets. The neighborhood’s vibrant and stable economy is flourishing and residents are hoping this designation will bring in more visitors and a renewed focus on planning for the future. Read more, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Designated One of America’s Great Streets by American Planning Association.

 

Arthur Avenue to be recognized as one of ‘greatest streets’ in US
October 4, 2016 : News 12 The Bronx

Arthur Avenue was recognized as one of America’s greatest streets in part due to the delicious Italian food that entices visitors from all over. Arthur Avenue offers an effective combination of rich Italian heritage and exceptional city planning, visible in the number of restaurants and shops that abound in the compact area. Nevertheless, the renaissance, character, and culture of the neighborhood make it more than just a place to come and eat. Read more, Arthur Avenue to be recognized as one of ‘greatest streets’ in US.

 

Bronx’s Arthur Avenue Recognized As One Of The ‘Great Streets Of America’
October 4, 2016 : CBS New York

The naming of Arthur Avenue as one of the Great Streets of America by the American Planning Association will not surprise New Yorkers, who already knew that Bronx Little Italy is one of the best tourist destinations in the region. The Bronx is proud to celebrate Arthur Avenue and to welcome the rest of the country to enjoy this great neighborhood. Read more, Bronx’s Arthur Avenue Recognized As One Of The ‘Great Streets Of America’.

 

Arthur Avenue: Bronx, New York
September 2016 : American Planning Association, Great Places in America: Streets

Arthur Avenue is being named one of the 2016 Great Streets in America by the American Planning Association (APA). APA recognizes Arthur Avenue for its rich streetscape, authentic Italian culture, and numerous street fairs. The combination of vibrant heritage and well-maintained functionality set Arthur Avenue apart. Read more, Arthur Avenue: Bronx, New York.

 

Bye bye Bushwick: The Bronx is the city’s next new arts scene
Cheap rent, great transit, new and growing cultural organizations. It’s easy
to be a working artist in the Bronx—and outsiders are beginning to take note

September 25, 2016 : Crain’s New York Business

New York City’s innovative arts scene is quickly spreading to the Bronx. Artists come for the affordable rents and plentiful work spaces available here. Ivan Gaete, a multidisciplinary artist from Chile, joined this trend when he moved to the Belmont area. New and exciting art is just one more reason to visit our neighborhood in Bronx Little Italy. Read more, Bye bye Bushwick: The Bronx is the city’s next new arts scene.

 

Old Italian Bronx neighborhood still has great pizza, memories: Dennis McCarthy
September 15, 2016 : LA Daily News

Bronx Little Italy is the place to go if you seek authentic Italian culture, food, and history. Families that grow up in the neighborhood pass down their businesses to the next generation, preserving the character and stories of the past in the present day. Whether you sample a slice of margherita pizza or a delicious cannoli, you’ll get a true taste of the Real Little Italy of New York. Read more, Old Italian Bronx neighborhood still has great pizza, memories: Dennis McCarthy.

 

Seven Tips for Great Customer Experience – From the Bronx
September 14, 2016 : Forbes

In Bronx Little Italy the businesses provide for a great customer experience in seven crucial ways: the area is reasonably small and well-defined, large variety of products, great prices, the stores are small and family-run, they’re filled with history, there are great meals on-site, and you can always strike up a conversation! Read more, Seven Tips for Great Customer Experience – From the Bronx.

 

Where to find Italy in America: The Bronx’s Arthur Avenue
September 2, 2016 : Italy Magazine

Walking around the Bronx’s Little Italy you’re sure to hear Italian spoken, smell tantalizing aromas of Italian food and see people shopping for their essentials like cheese, bread, meat, fish, pasta and pastries. The neighborhood still has its unique authentic feel which keeps people returning. Read more, Where to find Italy in America: The Bronx’s Arthur Avenue.

 

Five Restaurants to Try in Five New York Neighborhoods

June 23, 2016 : New York Eater

When in Belmont, New York Eater recommends visiting Madonia Bakery, Mario’s Restaurant, Roberto’s, Gurra Cafe and the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Make a day of it and visit the New York Botanical Garden or the Bronx Zoo too!It’s Bronx Week! Read more, Five Restaurants to Try in Five New York Neighborhoods.

 

Bronx Little Italy and the Belmont Business Improvement District

May 5, 2016 : Daily News

It’s Bronx Week! Learn more about the history of Bronx Little Italy and the upcoming events the Belmont BID will be hosting. Read more, Bronx Little Italy and the Belmont Business Improvement District.

 

Visiting Arthur Avenue in the Bronx means Italian food

April 17, 2016 : The Columbian

A visit to Arthur Avenue means one thing: Italian food. An abundance of Italian products can all be found right here. Some of their favorites include Tino’s Deli, Madonia Bakery, Dominick’s Restaurant, De Lillo Pastry Shop, Borgatti’s, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, and of course Mike’s Deli where Ohio Gov. John Kasich just satisfied his appetite for sandwiches and spaghetti. Read more, Visiting Arthur Avenue in the Bronx means Italian food.

 

3 Arthur Avenue Specialty Stores You Have to Check Out

March 31, 2016 : Westchester Magazine

Andrew Dominick returns to the Real Little Italy…with coolers and hot and cold bags. His three favorite specialty stores are Calabria Pork Store where he recommends the spicy sopressata, Addeo Bakery for their lard bread, and Mike’s Deli for its mozzarella. Read more, 3 Arthur Avenue Specialty Stores You Have to Check Out.

 

The real little Italy in New York City, in the Bronx

March 1, 2016 : Laura Peruchi

Journalist, Laura Peruchi, took a tour of Bronx Little Italy and was not disappointed!She enjoyed the small-town character and wonderful sights and tastes of places like Mike’s Deli, Cafe al Mercato, The Bronx Beer Hall, Madonia Bakery and Palombo Pastry Shop Cafe. Read more, The real little Italy in New York City, in the Bronx.

 

An intro to NYC’s five boroughs

February 24, 2016 : Attraction Tickets

Attraction Tickets Direct just shared an article featuring an introduction to the five boroughs. Bronx Little Italy was listed as a must see place to “grab a slice of Italian culture”. The shops in Bronx Little Italy are not only high quality, but a great value and simply cannot be missed! Read more, An intro to NYC’s five boroughs.

 

The Best Old-School Red Sauce Italian Joints in NYC

February, 2016 : Thrillist

Thrillist is sharing the best Italian restaurants in NYC to get red-sauce dishes. Their list includes Mario’s Restaurant which “delivers buttery linguine and clams, red sauce-covered spaghetti and meatballs, and painfully tender osso buco in absolutely insane portions” and Dominick’s Restaurant where “at this decades-old establishment the waiter is your menu – choose from one of your server’s selections or request your own personal favorite”. Read more, The Best Old-School Red Sauce Italian Joints in NYC.

 

Christmas on Arthur Avenue

December, 2015 : Ambassador

John Viola shares the Christmas traditions of his family, including the important shopping trips to Arthur Avenue for authentic, delicious must-have items. Read more, Christmas on Arthur Avenue.

 

Savor the Bronx, Restaurant Week

November, 2015 : The Bronx Tourism Council

Find a list of the participating restaurants in Bronx Little Italy and the rest of the Bronx that are offering special promotions for 2015 Restaurant Week. Read more, Savor the Bronx, Restaurant Week.

 

In the Bronx, Some See the Next Dining Destination

November 3, 2015 : The Wall Street Journal

The Bronx is “a place where we could see a real breakthrough” comments Tim Zagat. Bronx restaurateurs who embrace tradition are finding ways to update their approach and potentially reach new markets. An example is found in Mike’s Deli, which continues to serve it homemade food, but the owner, David Greco, also became a partner in the Bronx Beer Hall. The idea is to blend the Old World with style-conscious New. Read more, In the Bronx, Some See the Next Dining Destination.

 

Seeing What the Fuss is About on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy

November 3, 2015 : The Wall Street Journal

“I love the idea you go to each store for one thing” comments Nils Vigeland who visits the neighborhood on the weekdays when there are no lines and on weekends for the bustle. The article describes the exciting visit Nils and his friend take, as they visit Palombo Bakery, Borgatti’s Ravioli, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Addeo Bakers, Teitel Brothers and more. Read more, Seeing What the Fuss is About on Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s Little Italy.

 

Leave the Gun, But Always Take These… 9 Best Cannoli In NYC

October 19, 2015 : Spoiled. NYC

Spoiled NYC knows the importance of a good cannoli. It “should have a crispy, crunchy, exterior that holds a creamy filling that is the perfect balance of sweetness and tangy ricotta.” They share their 9 Best Cannoli in New York City and quite a few of their favorites are from right here in Bronx Little Italy. Read Leave the Gun, But Always Take These… 9 Best Cannoli In NYC to see if your favorite made their list!

 

Bronx Dining 101

June 16, 2015 : NYC & Company

The culinary diversity of the Bronx is one of its biggest draws. New York City & Company shares their recommendations at local businesses including Tino’s Delicatessen, Morrone Pastry Shop & Cafe, Cafe al Mercato, Mario’s Restaurant and Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. Read more, Bronx Dining 101.

 

Eat and drink through Arthur Avenue, the real Little Italy

June 16, 2015 : Brokelyn

Brokelyn praises Bronx Little Italy as being the real deal when it comes to having the authentic Italian experience. They recommend making stops at Palombo Pastry Shop Caffee, Calabria Pork Store, Calandra’s, Mt. Carmel Wine and Addeo Bakers. The Arthur Avenue Retail Market also can’t be missed especially with Mike’s Deli and The Bronx Beer Hall. Read more, Eat and drink through Arthur Avenue, the real Little Italy.

 

The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are in the Bronx

June 5, 2015 : The Huffington Post

“If you’ve been to Little Italy in Manhattan and were disappointed by the tourist-trap atmosphere and the forgettable food, it’s because you went to the wrong place.” The real Little Italy is in the Bronx and the streets are lined with restaurants, pizzerias, meat markets, fish markets, bakeries and pastry shops. Some can’t miss restaurants include: Mario’s Restaurant, San Gennaro, Trad di Noi, Roberto’s, and Blue Mediterranean. Read more, The Real Little Italy and Best Restaurants Are in the Bronx.

 

9 Must-Do Food Festivals to Visit This Summer in NYC

May 6, 2015 : Spoiled. NYC

Spoiled NYC named our annual Ferragosto celebration as one of their 9 must-do food festivals to visit this summer in NYC! They dare you not to try one of everything and to finish the day with zeppoles. Read more, 9 Must-Do Food Festivals to Visit This Summer in NYC.

 

A Guide to the Bakeries and Pastry Shops of Belmont, a Little Italy of the Bronx

April 17, 2015 : Untapped Cities

Untapped Cities created a guide to the bakeries and pastry shops of Belmont. The guide talks about “Baker’s Row” on East 187th Street and includes some great history on Artuso Pastry Shop, Gino’s Pastry Shop, Egidio Pastry Shop, Palombo Pastry Shop Caffe, DeLillo Pastry Shop, and Terranova Bakery. Read more about these businesses, Untapped Cities.

 

Meat Lover’s Paradise

March 25, 2015 : Spoiled. NYC

Spoiled NYC believes that the best things in life are “meaty and soaked in oil and vinegar”. They created a list of the Greatest Italian Sandwich Shops in NYC and Mike’s Deli located in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market was among them. The recommend the Big Mike Combo which includes mortadella, ham, salami, capicola ham, and provolone. Read more about the deli, Spoiled NYC.

 

NYC’s 5 Best Cannoli

March 10, 2015 : CBS New York

CBS New York named their five favorite cafes and bakeries for cannoli and Bronx Little Italy’s own Egidio Pastry Shop located on East 187th Street was listed among them. The cannoli are simply described as “terrific”. Read more about the honor, CBS New York.

 

Bronx Little Italy

December 13, 2014 : Always Add Love

Read the Always Add Love website, where Deidre wrote about her recent experience to Bronx Little Italy. She goes into great detail about the authenticity of the neighborhood and the rich history it has. Some of her stops included Mike’s Deli, Giovanni’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Casa Della Mozzarella, Teitel Brothers, Biancardi Meats, and Terranova Bakery. Read more about her trip and the places she visited and food she ate, Bronx Little Italy.

 

An Insider’s Guide To NYC’s REAL Little Italy

October 27, 2014 : Business Insider

Many have heard about the “real” Little Italy in the Bronx, however some have yet to visit the neighborhood. Jackie Bryant explains that this is the real deal for anything Italian, and that the changes of the neighborhood only add to its coolness. She reviews many of the must see businesses including Calandra Cheese, Vincent’s Meat Market, Emilia’s and Randazzo’s Seafood to name a few. Read more about her recommendations and must try products, An Insider’s Guide To NYC’s REAL Little Italy.

 

“See Your City” encourages New Yorkers to explore the five boroughs

October 15, 2014 : Metro

Dreaming of an Italian getaway? NYC & Company, the city’s tourism marketing organization has a better idea for you: Arthur Avenue, an Italian enclave in the Bronx. NYC & Company recently launched their “See Your City” campaign, which is a three-month long effort to get New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods across the five boroughs. The “See Your City” website features attractions of the neighborhoods and good starting points. Read more about the campaign, “See Your City” encourages New Yorkers to explore the five boroughs.

 

Savor the Authentic Flavors and Culture of Bronx’s Little Italy

October 10, 2014 : NYC Neighborhood Development

Walking through the Belmont section of the Bronx, often referred to as Bronx Little Italy, is a truly unique experience. The vibrant community consists of world-class restaurants, high quality artisan food shops, and specialty stores carrying superb handmade and local and imported items. Read more about the neighborhood’s sense of authentic culture, Savor the Authentic Flavors and Culture of Bronx’s Little Italy.

 

New York: Sticking A Fork In Nostalgic, Italian New York

September 6, 2014 : Toni On! CBS New York

Toni On! loves New York and travels to different parts of the city to show viewers hidden city secrets, cool stuff to do and where to get the best treats. Recently Toni visited Arthur Avenue and she certainly left happy. Watch some clips from her trip here, Sticking A Fork In Nostalgic, Italian New York.

 

Push to get tourists to venture into NYC neighborhoods pays off

July 6, 2014 : am New York

Since 2013, NYC & Company has been featuring lesser known areas of New York City in order for the neighborhoods to gain more tourism. As previously mentioned, Arthur Avenue was featured in the program, and NYC & Company is proud to announce that their efforts have paid off. When the program first started, the goal was for the city to attract 55 million annual visitors by 2015, however that figure will be met by the end of this year. Read more about the program, Push to get tourists to venture into NYC neighborhoods pays off.

 

In New York, the Real Little Italy in the Bronx

May 17, 2014 : Obsession

Bronx Little Italy was recently visited by French writers. In the French online publication, Obsession, they document their time here and talk about the places they visited including Cosenza’s Fish Market,Casa Della Mozzarella, Borgatti’s Ravioli, Mario’s Restaurant, Roberto’s, and De Lillo’s Pastry Shop. Read more about their trip in the French article, In New York, the Real Little Italy in the Bronx.

 

The 10 Best International Food Markets in NYC

May 7, 2014 : Gothamist

The Arthur Avenue Retail Market is more like a food mall affair, with stalls serving up specialty goods like sausages, cheeses, dried meats and pastries. You can also purchase fresh and dried pastas, breads and foccacias, along with tons of oils, vinegars, sauces and vegetables. Read more about the market in, The 10 Best International Food Markets in NYC.

 

Italy in Our Own Backyard – The Real Little Italy in the Bronx

May, 2014 : The Three Tomatoes

If you really want to experience Italy, head to the Belmont section of the Bronx, which is known as the “Real Little Italy.” You will delight in the stores and restaurants on Arthur Avenue and the surrounding streets, all family owned businesses for three and four generations. This is the real deal, as a group of Tomatoes found out on their recent excursion. Read more, Italy in Our Own Backyard – The Real Little Italy in the Bronx.

 

Belmont Society of Arts & Culture Rises in the Bronx

Spring, 2014 : Fine Art Magazine

The Belmont community has meant so much to so many people over the last century and a half, serving as a home for wave after wave of immigrants in search of a new life, and a new beginning. The Arthur Avenue Performing Arts Center is formed of that same tradition, to give to a new voice to new ideas in the arts and culture of the community and beyond. Read Belmont Society of Arts & Culture Rises in the Bronx.

 

Shopping for Easter at Biancardi Meats

April 13, 2014 : The Journal News

Many shoppers come to Bronx Little Italy to do their Palm Sunday and Easter Shopping. The Journal News focuses on Biancardi Meats and their dizzying array of choices. Read Shopping for Easter at Biancardi Meats.

 

New York City’s 25 Most Iconic Pizzerias

March 17, 2014 : Eater

In honor of Pizza Week 2014, Eater did an article featuring New York City’s 25 Most Iconic Pizzerias, and Zero Otto Nove right here in Bronx Little Italy on Arthur Avenue made the cut. Read New York City’s 25 Most Iconic Pizzerias.

 

Nonprofit mounts push to transform Rex Hall into the Bronx’s Lincoln Center

March 17, 2014 : Daily News

The Belmont Society of Arts & Culture envisions E. 187th Street’s Rex Hall as a cultural hub for Bronx residents, complete with cinema hall, theater space and arts programs. “It’s a platform for new voices, new artists — whether it’s film, whether it’s theater,” said artistic director Anton Evangelista of the proposed Arthur Avenue Performing Arts Center. “And it’s right in the heart of the neighborhood.” Read Nonprofit mounts push to transform Rex Hall into the Bronx’s Lincoln Center.

 

Arthur Avenue Performing Arts Center needs your support to open its doors!

March 13, 2014 : Rockethub

The Belmont Society of the Arts & Culture (BSOAC) and the Belmont Business Improvement District (Belmont BID) will be working together to renovate a 4,000 sq. foot space and officially name it the Arthur Avenue Performing Arts Center. The goal of the Belmont Society of Arts & Culture is to transform and split this old banquet hall into a multi-functioning space: (a) as a cinema screening facility, (b) an exhibit hall, dance, recital, and theater space, and (c) as a multi-media education center. Read Arthur Avenue Performing Arts Center.

 

Belmont BID: Selling Authentic Italian Traditions

March 8, 2014 : Norwood News

Norwood News interviews the Belmont BID’s Executive Director Philip Marino, and Assistant Director Alyssa Tucker about the neighborhood. They discuss what makes Bronx Little Italy authentic and how the neighborhood has changed over the years. Read Norwood News Belmont BID: Selling Authentic Italian Traditions!

 

Biting the Big Apple Borough By Borough

February 25, 2014 : InterContinental Hotels Group

The list of places to go and attractions to see in New York City is quite large. New York City is one city every family should take a vacation to, and in this article you’ll find your family’s guide to the top places to visit and kid-friendly restaurants to try in each area. Of course Arthur Avenue is mentioned as a go to stop in the Bronx. Read Biting the Big Apple Borough by Borough.

 

Breakaway Destination New York’s Real Little Italy

May 15, 2013 : re:discover

Of all of New York City’s immigrant quarters, the one that has survived best, not only in imagination but in reality, is Bronx Little Italy. Read re:discover’s article about Great Food and shopping in Bronx Little Italy!

 

Forget Brooklyn! NYC’s Great Food Neighborhood Is in the Bronx

May 1, 2013 : Esquire Magazine

Hey Brooklyn, watch out you’ve got competition! Esquire has just named the Belmont Neighborhood in the Bronx as New York City’s Great Food Neighborhood. Mention goes out not only to the wonderful restaurants but also to the gift stores, markets, specialty stores and eateries. Read Esquire’s article about New York’s Great Food Neighborhood in Bronx Little Italy!

 

Pay-By-Phone Parking

April 10, 2013 : New York Daily News

The Belmont BID and New York City DOT announced, on Tuesday, April 9th, the implementation of a Pay-By-Phone parking program in the Bronx Little Italy. The first of its kind in New York, this pilot program allows people to use their mobile telephones to pay for 264-meter parking spots on Arthur Avenue, surrounding streets, and the Belmont Municipal Parking Field. A second part to the announcement, which was attended by Belmont Business Improvement District chairman Frank Franz, as well as DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, stated that sensors embedded in the street will provide a real-time map of parking availability in the area, which is available both online and as a smartphone application. Read more about Pay-By-Phone parking in Bronx Little Italy.

 

Bronx Beer Hall

March 24, 2013 : New York Daily News

Recently opened in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Bronx Beer Hall offers good food and drink to both local and visiting customers. Located a short distance from the Fordham University campus, hosts karaoke and live performances Thursday through Saturday nights, drawing students and professors. The Bronx Beer Hall in Bronx Little Italy features beers brewed throughout the state of New York, including a selection of beers brewed right in the Bronx.

 

A Walk on Arthur Avenue

October 25, 2009 : Fordham Magazine

The authenticity of Italian-American traditions in Belmont is measured by richness of old-world flavor and the businesses that have endured for over 90 years. Although some business-owners have ventured elsewhere, including Peter Madonia of Madonia Bakery, they often return to the neighborhood to reconnect with family, engage with customers, and honor their heritage. Read more, A Walk on Arthur Avenue.