Pictures of the Year 2017
December 23, 2017: NYC Mayor’s Office
The New York City Mayoral Photography Office presents this year’s most incredible moments, curated by Michael Appleton, Director of Photography. One of the photo’s that made the cut was when the Mayor visited our very own Madonia Bakery and enjoyed cannoli! Read more, Pictures of the Year 2017.
Bronx Pizza: Best slices and pies in the borough
December 22, 2017: am New York
Everyone knows that the “real’ Little Italy isn’t in Manhattan – it’s right here in the Bronx, and it also happens to be where the best pizza can be found. am New York took on the delicious task f finding their favorites in the neighborhood. Their list included the oversized pies at Full Moon, the grandma slices at Cafe Al Mercato, the Neapolitan-style pies at Zero Otto Nove, and last but not least, the margherita pie at Mario’s Restaurant. Read more, Bronx Pizza: Best slices and pies in the borough.
The Accidental Wine Seller
November 28, 2017: Edible Bronx
Anthony Angrisani started working part-time for his family at La Cantina Wines on Arthur Avenue when he was in school. Over time, he acquired a strong knowledge of wine. Now customers look forward to seeing him in the store and value his wine recommendations. La Cantina offers quality wine at a great value. Read more, The Accidental Wine Seller.
Ferragosto, Little Italy, Bronx
September 16, 2017: Walks NY
On September 10th, 25,000 people visited the Bronx to celebrate the feast of Ferragosto. Italian-Americans and other visitors celebrate this holiday the Sunday after Labor Day on Arthur Avenue. Watch some of the festivities, Ferragosto, Little Italy, Bronx.
The Tastiest Nearby Food Destinations
August 15, 2017: AAA Northeast Blog
For adventurers and foodies alike, the Northeast is home to alluring destinations. It’s no surprise that the Bronx’s very own Arthur Avenue made the cut as one of the premier food havens in NYC. The neighborhood’s bakeries, salumerias and restaurants make it a must-see for those seeking the tastiest food that the northeast has to offer. Read more, The Tastiest Nearby Food Destinations.
Secret Places in New York City
August 2, 2017: Attraction Tickets Direct
Shhh…the secret is out. For authentic Italian food head to Arthur Avenue! By the start of the 20th Century, Belmont was already known as a “little Italy” due to a wave of immigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many Italian headed to the area to seek employment at the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Today, the areas small-town character remains, and you can find such a wealth and breadth of fine Italian cuisine within a short walk through the neighborhood. Dominick’s Restaurant, Zero Otto Nove, and Emilia’s Restaurant can’t be missed and of course a trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and Mount Carmel Church. Read more, Secret Places in New York City.
Little Italy Art Fair
July 17, 2017: This Is The Bronx
Gary Axelbank from This is the Bronx stopped by the BIDs 3rd Annual Art Show to meet and interview some of the local artists featured in the show and of course as part of the New York City view and enjoy all the great pieces. Watch his feature here, Little Italy Art Fair.
Walk 1: Little Italy, Bronx
July 16, 2017: WALKS NY
In order to find authentic Italian treats and goodies in NYC, it’s essential to make your way up to the Bronx and visit the 0.3 mile stretch on Arthur Avenue between East 183rd Street and East 188th Street. Check out WALKS NY’s animated map to guide you to and through the neighborhood and make sure to leave plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal when you’ve finished exploring. Read more, Walk 1: Little Italy, Bronx.
Track-To-Track Road Trip: Kentucky to New Hampshire
July 10, 2017: Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
Are you taking the ultimate Nascar summer road trip? This week they’re headed to New Hampshire for the Lakes Region 200 XFINITY Series race, and of course when stopping in New York City along the way you have to come to Bronx Little Italy! On your visit you’ll find authentic Italian dishes, goods and so much more. Read more, Track-To-Track Road Trip: Kentucky to New Hampshire.
Arthur Avenue: La Vera Little Italy Si Trova Al Bronx
July 3, 2017: Come Imparare Linglese
Italian blogger, Daniele Canepa, writes about language, learning and culture – and just had to cover a piece on world-famous Arthur Avenue! His entry features information on the history of the neighborhood, preserving Italian soul, and the notable Italian-Americans from here. The feature is in Italian and English, read more, Arthur Avenue: La Vera Little Italy Si Trova Al Bronx.
10 delicious stops to make on the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue>
June 16, 2017: USA Today 10 Best
The Little Italy of the Bronx is a neighborhood untouched by mainstream tourism and full of authentic Italian stores and restaurants passed down family generations. Ten stops highlighted are (1) Calandra’s Cheese, (2) Calabria Pork Store, (3) Arthur Avenue Fiasco, (4) Bronx Beer Hall, (5) Madonia Brothers Bakery, (6) Cosenza’s Fish Market, (7) Egidio Pastry Shop, (8) Addeo Bakers, (9) Mount Carmel Gourmet Foods, and (10) Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles. Read more, here.
Feast of Saint Anthony kicks off in Belmont
June 7, 2017: News 12 The Bronx
The Feast of Saint Anthony has kicked off in Bronx Little Italy! The festival, free to attend, started Wednesday, June 7th and runs until Sunday, June 11th. Attendees can enjoy games, rides, raffles, live entertainment nightly and of course delicious food! Read more, Feast of Saint Anthony kicks off in Belmont.
Best Restaurants, Pizza and Food Shops in Little Italy, Bronx
June 2, 2017: TravelMag
Little Italy in the Bronx is off the beaten path, but promises an authentic experience. The neighborhood feels frozen in time, as it overflows with small-town charm, and wonderfully fresh food. Some of the must go to spots include Casa Della Mozzarella, Antonio’s Trattoria, Mario’s Restaurant, and Artuso Pastry Shop. Read more, Best Restaurants, Pizza and Food Shops in Little Italy, Bronx.
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.
The Real Little Italy
February 10, 2017: Eng101ePortfolio
Bronx Little Italy offers a glimpse into the unique traditions and culture of the Italian-American community in New York. After the construction of the Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo in 1898, a large number of Italians moved into the Belmont neighborhood in pursuit of employment. Since then, they have developed and created a popular destination for anyone interested in a delicious cannoli, fresh mozzarella, sausage, and a variety of other Italian food. Read more, The Real Little Italy.
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, here.
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.