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The “Real” Little Italy – NYC’s Best Kept Secret?
November 11, 2018: Here Be Barr

Here Be Barr goes to Arthur Avenue in the “real” Little Italy of the Bronx. Bread, pasta, cannoli, cheese, meat…he features it all! This one-of-a-kind neighborhood offers authentic cuisine, history, and family. John, along with Brandon of On The Bus Productions, gets a behind the scenes look at local bakeries, restaurants, and shops. To learn more about this unique neighborhood and stories of local favorites, watch the video here.

 

Albanian Rhapsody: A neglected cuisine gets a showcase in the Bronx.
November 4, 2018: Grub Street

Çka Ka Qëllu, a restaurant in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, it’s name an Albanian expression of hospitality, offers a unique atmosphere and menu. Meaty platters, large loaves of bread, stews and savory pies are prepared by Chef Afrim Kaliqani. Brumat and clay-pot tava dishes adorn the menu. Don’t leave without ending your meal with baklava and Turkish-style coffee. Read more here.

 

Visit One Of The Best (And Tastiest) Symbols Of A New York Neighborhood
November 4, 2018: Forbes

Madonia Bakery is a symbol of New York, notably the iconic Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Since 1918, this family-run bakery has offered classic Italian breads and treats. Over the years, recognizing the need for change, new products have been added such as chocolate-pistachio or jalapeno bread. Peter Madonia, now running the business, is a prominent figure in the Belmont neighborhood welcoming regulars but also tourists into the bakery to see where the magic begins. Read more here.

 

NYC’s 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmands, Mapped
October 31, 2018: Eater New York

Michelin released their Bib Gourmands list for 2019, which include venues where patrons can order two courses along with dessert and wine for less than $40. This list is referenced internationally as a guide for dining. Featured on the list is Tra Di Noi at number 1, Zero Otto Nove at number 2, and Enzo’s at number 3. Read about these and more delicious restaurants around NYC here.

 

Baked Spaghetti with Ricotta
October 27, 2018: Wendy Polisi

Looking for a new weekday family dinner? Here you will find an easy Baked Spaghetti recipe incorporating Little Italy in the Bronx Sauce. This sauce, made with imported Italian tomatoes and gluten-free, simple ingredients, is perfect to add in to your quick, everyday recipes. As an added perk, you will also be supporting the culture and local businesses of the Bronx’s Little Italy! Read more here.

 

Bronx Food Revival is Rewriting The Playbook on Gentrification
October 26, 2018: NPR

Bringing new ideas but maintaining the collective culture of the Bronx, restaurants are reeling in not ‘gentrification’ but ‘gentefication’. Locally inspired, radical alterations to tradition foods are being exhibited in the Bronx Night Market, Ghetto Gastro Collective, and Arthur Avenue’s Fiasco. Even in last month’s New York Pizza Festival, Zero Otto Nove challenged the norms for pie toppings adding short ribs, Tropea onions, and Calabrese chili oil. This new generation of food in the Bronx is described as “trendiness with soul.” Read more here.

 

First Annual New York Pizza Festival
October 22, 2018: Bronx Net

More than 30 restaurants from around the world were selected to participate in the New York Pizza Festival hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District. Attendees describe all of the delicious pizzas they tried throughout the weekend. The first annual pizza festival was a success, and it plans to come back bigger and better next year! Watch more here.

 

Jenny Kroik’s “Arthur Avenue”
October 22, 2018: The New Yorker

The front of this week’s New Yorker magazine is inspired by Jenny Kroik’s visit to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx’s Little Italy. As she and her neighbor visited the many historic, personality filled stores in the neighborhood, she found inspiration at Egidio Pastry Shop. The cannoli, various other pastries, and her interaction with the lady behind the counter at Egidio led her to create the painting depicted on this week’s cover. Read more here.

 

First Ever New York Pizza Festival Kicks Off
October 6, 2018: Bronx News 12

Pizza is the greatest sign of friendship between New York and Italia. The Bronx pizza festival kicked off today with pies from all over the world! Check out some live footage here.

 

Pizza Festival 2018: From Naples to New York
October 6, 2018: Woman Around Town

The New York Pizza Festival is expected to attract over 20,000 people to the Bronx this weekend in search of some of the best pizza from all over the country, and even some from Naples, Italy. This event is sure to grow in size and popularity if the enthusiasm of this year’s first annual event is any indication. Read more here.

 

Whimsical Weekend Guide
October 5, 2018: Spoiled NYC

The New York Pizza Festival kicks off this Saturday, October 6, at 12pm. Come visit Crescent Avenue in Little Italy of the Bronx for pizza, beer, wine, and more at this weekend-long event. Read more here.

 

Pizzaiolo from Across the Globe Hit the Bronx for NY Pizza Fest
October 5, 2018: NBC

Pizzamakers from across the globe – all five boroughs, California to Georgia, and Italy – will feature some of their most delicious pizzas Saturday and Sunday in the Belmont Business Improvement District in the Bronx. Read more.

 

Some pizza pros are coming from Italy to challenge NYC’s slice supremacy
October 5, 2018: New York Post

Two pizza capitals go head-to-head at the New York Pizza Festival on Crescent Avenue in Little Italy of the Bronx. Six Naples restaurants alongside New York City pros will dish up some of their most amazing dishes. Check it out here.

 

‘Cent’anni!’ A Century of Sicilian Loaves in the Bronx
October 4, 2018: The New York Times

Madonia Bakery celebrates 100 years this month with three generations of management and three generations of customers. At the turn of the last century, Mario Madonia immigrated from the Sicilian town of Monreale. While Sicilian specialities gave Madonia bakery their start, various other baked goods have been introduced over the years drawing in regular customers including a favorite, large, soft sea-salt covered pretzels. This year, third generation, Peter Madonia re-entered the family business, now celebrating ‘Cent’anni’! Read more here.

 

10 Things To Do This Weekend
October 4, 2018: Grub Street

This news clip features some of the wonderful people who cook the delicious pizzas appearing at the first annual New York Pizza Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Watch more to get a glimpse of some of the mouthwatering flavors.

 

10 Things To Do This Weekend
October 3, 2018: Fox 5

This list of things to do features Pizza, Pizza as number 8. Check out the New York Pizza Festival featuring over 30 pizzerias from all over the country. Read more here.

 

New York Pizza Festival
October 3-16, 2018: Time Out New York

The two day event features pizza pies from over 30 pizzaiolo. Grab a beer or a glass of wine to pair it with! Come check it out October 6-7 on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx. Read more here.

 

Eat a Slice at the New York Pizza Festival
October 2, 2018: Time Out New York

The New York Pizza Festival features well-known pizza makers from both Italy and the U.S., including Carmine D’Amato. The event takes place on Crescent Avenue in Little Italy of the Bronx. Entrance is free, and tickets to eat and drink range from $20-$100. Check out details here.

 

New York Pizza Festival at Bloomberg Newsletter Festival Preview
October 1, 2018: Bloomberg

Come to Crescent Avenue on October 6-7 for the New York Pizza Festival. The event features over 20 Italian and U.S. pizza makers, along with beer, wine, and live music! Read more here.

 

What to do in New York City in October 2018
September 27, 2018: CNTraveler

From Chicago to Naples, pizzerias will pop-up in the Bronx’s Little Italy on October 6-7. New York’s Di Fara and famed Rossopomodoro will also be there. Enjoy mozzarella, prosciutto, and an authentic pasticcerie. What more could you ask for? Read more, here.

 

New York Pizza Festival
September 26, 2018: Time Out New York

New Yorkers expect the best from their pizza makers. This year, local favorites such as Di Fara Pizz and Zero Otto Nove plus those of other regions across the US and Italy will provide you with nothing less than the best! Crescent Avenue in the Bronx’s Little Italy will host 25 pizza masters along with beer, wine, and live bands. Read more, here.

 

NYC’s First Annual Pizza Festival Is Happening Next Weekend In The Bronx
September 26, 2018: Secret NYC

Love Pizza? Columbus Day Weekend, the Belmont Business Improvement District and the Pizza Academy Foundation will co-host the first ever NYC Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. The most renowned pizza makers from the US and Italy will bring their talents to one block for this two day event. Purchase TICKETS for food and alcoholic beverages. Read more, here.

 

New York Kids Weekend Events: Oct 5-7
September 25, 2018: Red Tricycle

We all know kids’ favorite food is pizza. Bring your family out to the first annual New York City Pizza Festival on Oct 6-7 on Arthur and Crescent Avenues in the Bronx. This family friendly event will show-case renowned pizza makers from the US and Italy. Don’t miss this event! Read more, here.

 

37 Things You Need to Add to Your NYC Fall Checklist
September 18, 2018: Pure Wow

Fall is just around the corner and so are dozens of events throughout NYC. Number 20 on the list is the New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx’s Little Italy. There you can enjoy pizza of pizzerias from NYC, across the US, and event Naples, Italy. Grab your sweaters because this is an event you do not want to miss! Read more, here.

 

New York City Events to Know This Fall
September 17, 2018: Travel Hilton

Sports. Food. Culture. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in NYC this fall. If September’s Italian festivals weren’t enough for you, then check out the New York City Pizza Festival on Crescent Avenue in the Bronx. On October 6-7, you will find a variety of pies from famed pizzerias. If you want a classic round tomato pie, Di Fara Pizza of Brooklyn will not disappoint. If smoked mozzarella with tomato, basil, and pancetta makes your mouth water, try Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of San Fransisco.  Read more, here.

 

First Annual New York Pizza Festival
August 15, 2018: Epoch Times

Pizza and Columbus Day Weekend, how much better can it get? The first annual New York Pizza Festival will happen on Oct 6th and 7th in Bronx’s Little Italy (Crescent Avenue). It brings to you delicious pizzas throughout NYC, across the country and even from Naples, Italy. Among the participants will be New York’s Di Fara, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana from San Francisco, Chicago’s Spacca Napoli Pizzeria and Sorbillo Pizzeria from Naples and New York. Event is free to enter, TICKETS for pizza slices and drinks are available! Read more, here.

 

New York May Actually Be Getting a Legit Pizza Festival The Fall
August 15, 2018: Guest of a Guest

“…New York City is the pizza capital of the world”, so let’s embrace it! The first annual New York Pizza Festival to be hosted in the Bronx will be on Oct. 6th and 7th and is expected to be extravagant. This two- days event is set to take place in the Little Italy of the bronx. There will be tastings from notable and recognized pizzerias throughout New York and from other states. Admission to enter the event is Free, but you will need tickets for slices and drinks. Great ticket deals are offered through Sept. 9th. Read more, here.

 

Tickets Now on Sale for The Bronx’s FIRST New York Pizza Festival! 
August 10, 2018: Welcome 2 The Bronx

PIZZA during Columbus Day Weekend, sounds awesome right? The Bronx’s FIRST New York Pizza Festival will be held on Oct. 6th and 7th in the Little Italy of the Bronx. The two- days event is free to enter but you will need a ticket to eat and for drinks. In attendance will be renowned pizzerias from New York and across the country. Do not miss out on this exciting and spectacular event!Read more, here.

 

A New and Supposedly Improved Pizza Festival Is Headed for NYC.
August 09, 2018: NY Eater

A ‘new’ New York Pizza Festival is set to happen on Oct. 6th and 7th in the Bronx! In attendance will be Best Pizza and Di Fara from Brooklyn, Staten Island’s Denino’s, Long island’s Levante, Bronx’s Pugsley Pizza and Zero Otto Nove from Manhattan, just to name a few. Tickets are now available, $20 for 3 slices, $30 for 6 slices. Wine and Beer tickets, and VIP passes can also be purchased. Read more, here.

 

New ‘New York Pizza Festival’ Hopes To Avoid Fate of Last Year’s New York Pizza ‘Fyre’ Festival
August 09, 2018: Gothamist

The New York Pizza Festival is coming to the Bronx this fall! It is set to happen on Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 6th and 7th, and is expected to be grand and a ‘one of a kind’ event. There will be pizza makers present from NYC, Chicago, Las vegas, Seattle among others. Event is free to enter. Get your TICKETS SOONEST FOR SLICES AND ALCOHOL! Read more, here.

 

A Legitimate New York Pizza Festival is Finally Coming to NYC
August 09, 2018: Secret NYC

The annual New York Pizza Festival is set to take place on October 6th and 7th on Crescent Avenue. It is the FIRST time being held in the Bronx. There will be delicious tastings from notable pizzerias throughout the state and country, and even some pizza makers directly from Italy. Lots of beer and wine, along with live music will be there too. Don’t miss out on these amazing two- days full of entertainment and be apart of PIZZA HISTORY!Read more, here.

 

New York Pizza Festival planners swear it won’t be like disastrous predecessor
August 03, 2018: NY Daily News

The FIRST EVER New York Pizza Festival to be held in the Bronx is coming to you this fall! This event will take place on October 6th and 7th on Crescent Ave. in Bronx Little Italy. Some of the top pizzerias from across the country and even some from Italy will be here to share their different styles of delicious pizzas. Also, a variety of beverages will be available including some fine wine. The event is free to enter. You can purchase your tickets for pizza slice and/ or wine/beer and join us for an EVENTFUL COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND!. Read more, here.

 

Arthur Avenue: Shop For Groceries Like An Italian
July 20, 2018: CBS New York

Elle McLogan, a CBS2 reporter and host of The Dig, along with her guide Beatrice Tosti, owner of East Village Restaurant, Il Posto Accanto took a culinary tour of “The Little Italy in the Bronx”. Tosti, a regular and satisfied customer of the many Meat Shops, Bakeries, Groceries and Restaurants on Arthur Ave. gives us an insight of what she buys and why she enjoys shopping in this neighborhood. Read more, here.

 

1st Annual New York Pizza Festival 2018
July 12, 2018: This is the Bronx

Belmont BID is expected to host its 1st Annual New York Pizza Festival over a two days display of marvelous pizzas from distinguished pizza makers throughout the U.S. and even some from Italy. It is expected to have a massive attendance of 20,000 people and more. Come on out and enjoy some tasty, delicious pizzas along with beverages and live music entertainment! Read more, here.

 

The Mozzarella Kings of New York
July 10, 2018: Complex

Casa Della Mozzarella, an Italian Deli situated at East 187 St and Arthur Ave, has been acknowledged for its notable Mozzarella Cheese. The deli, owned by a father-son duo, Orazio and Carlo Carciotto, take great pride in making their patented Mozzarella Cheese, one that is even considered a “work of art”. The Carciottos shared their unique story of success and provided us with a glance of the making of this special Mozzarella Cheese. Read more, here.

 

New York Corner- Mario’s
July 8, 2018: John Mariani

Mario’s, an Italian American Restaurant, located in Bronx Little Italy has made its appearance in famous author, John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Newsletter. This century old restaurant run by the Miglucci family was praised for preserving a traditional Italian setting and its warm welcoming atmosphere. The prominent author spoke on Mario’s menu and what it has to offer. Recommendation were even made on some “Must Try” when eating out at Mario’s! Read more, here.

 

Marketside Dining- Arthur Avenue Market
June 21, 2018: Go Mag

Arthur Avenue Market, located in the Little Italy section of the Bronx, was highlighted for establishing a vivid Italian culture along with its many authentic foods. This market consists of multiple favorite restaurants and shops, such as Cafe al Mercato, Mike’s Deli and Bronx Beer Hall, which provides a variety of specialized products for us to try. Read more, here.

 

A new New York Pizza Festival is coming, and this time it’s real
June 19, 2018: Metro

The New York Pizza Festival set for Columbus Day Weekend, October 6th and 7th,brings to you the taste of pizzas from remarkable pizzerias throughout NYC, other states across the country and even from Italy itself! Bring your family, friends, and YOURSELF to these two days full of live music entertainment, beverages and of course, some DELICIOUS PIZZAS! Read more, here.

 

New York Pizza Festival won’t be another “Fyre Festival of Pizza,” co-creator says
June 19, 2018: am New York

Get ready to eat your way around the country’s top pizzerias in Bronx Little Italy this fall! New York Pizza Festival will bring some of the most renowned pizza makers from across the country, and even several from Italy to Crescent Ave in the Bronx. At the outdoor festival, attendees will enjoy live entertainment, beverages, demonstrations and of course fresh pizza made right before their eyes. Read more, here.

 

Madonia Bakery celebrates 100 years of family cooking on the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue
June 18, 2018: am New York

Madonia Bakery, set right in the middle of Arthur Avenue, is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Peter Madonia, co-owner of the bakery shares how running the bakery has similarities to a previous career at City Hall. The bakery has a rich and interesting history, including how Peter Madonia Sr. was literally born into the business after a car crashed into the bakery sending his mother into labor three months early! Read more, here.

 

Belmont Street Fair Encourages Healthy Living
June 4, 2018: News 12 The Bronx

On Sunday, June 4 the Belmont BID partnered with SBH Health Systems and Councilman Torres to host “Picture a Healthier You”. The event was filled with fun activities like Zumba and yoga and health screenings. There were also bounce houses and face painting for kids. Read more, here.

 

Summer festivals in NYC range from a dragon boat race to an Italian feast
June 2, 2018: Daily News

The city is a great place to be in the summer as there are a ton of special festivals to attend. Ferragosto, held annually on Arthur Avenue, celebrates the end of the harvest season. Arthur Avenue celebrates the occasion with a festival of live music, Italian culture, and of course delicious food and specialty products from the local merchants. This year the event will be held on Sunday, September 9th from 12-6pm. Read more, here.

 

Madonia Celebrates 100 Years
May 30, 2018: Modern Restaurant Management

Arthur Avenue’s iconic Madonia Bakery is celebrating 100 years. Mario Madonia first immigrated from Sicily in the late 1890’s. He stared baking in communal ovens, became an appretince, and eventually opened up Madonia Bakery in 1918. 100 years later traditional breads are still served as our new innovative breads with jalapeno, and white chocolate cherry. In honor of National Olive Day coming up, the article even features their Olive Bread recipe! Read more, here.

 

La New York che profuma d’Italia: “Ma la vera Little Italy ora e nel Bronx”
May 21, 2018: Repubblica Sapori

The article, written in Italian, explores the changes Mulberry Street has seen and explains how Bronx Little Italy has become the “real” Little Italy. In the streets you can smell freshly baked bread from Terranova Bakery and Madonia Bakery. You can also visit Trattoria Tra Di Noi, where the chef used to be the personal chef of Italian film actress and singer Sophia Loren. Read more, here.

 

Italian cheese maker reflects during NYC Immigrant Heritage Week
April 18, 2018: News 12

Orazio Carciatto, who started working at Casa Della Mozzarella in 1986, reflects on his experience as an immigrant to the Bronx. He started out knowing nothing about cheese and became the best mozarella cheese makers in the city of New York. Watch him share his inspiring story.

 

22 Superb Sandwich Shops in NYC
April 11, 2018: Eater New York

Casa Della Mozzarella claims the number one spot on this list of 22 of the best places to grab a sandwich. The author recommends the cream-filled burrata and prosciutto with olives and peppers on ciabatta bread. Try it for yourself!

 

Six things you didn’t know about Arthur Avenue and Bronx Little Italy
April 9, 2018: 6sqft

The Historic District Council highlights six intriguing tidbits about the Bronx Little Italy. Learn fun facts about some of the neighborhood’s most popular spots, including Borgatti’s, Teitel Brothers, Mario’s, and the Bronx Beer Hall. Check out more information about Belmont’s unique past here.

 

Shoppers Head to Arthur Ave. for last-minute Easter preps
March 31, 2018: News 12 The Bronx

Those looking to purchase chocolate Easter eggs, cannoli, and marzipan head to Arthur Ave. Read more about these last minute purchases.

 

Boogie Down Bites: Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles
March 23, 2018: News 12 The Bronx

Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles opened up in the Bronx in 1935. This family owned business has seen 80 years of success. It’s a great place to purchase ravioli filled with everything from meat to pumpkin to spinach. Check out more on this popular store.

 

Bronx’s Little Italy shines with fresh cheese, baked goods, pizza and more
March 16, 2018: New York Daily News

This article showcases the delicious mozzarella cheese, the irresistible breads and pastries, and the mouthwatering pan pizza. Visit this neighborhood to satisfy any of those cravings. Read more about these indulgent eats.

 

The Hidden Gems of New York
March 16, 2018: Jetline Cruise

Restaurants, artisanal food shops, and specialty stores make the Little Italy of the Bronx a prime destination for anyone looking to experience authentic Italian culture and community. Whether you want to find fine wine, delicious pastries, high quality meats, or fresh fish, all of this and more greets visitors of Arthur Avenue. Read more about this hidden gem.

 

11 Truly Old-School Red Sauce Italian Joints in NYC
March 13, 2018: Welcome2TheBronx

Mario’s in the Bronx Little Italy is featured as number 1. Originally founded as a pizza parlor in 1919, this restaurant is the oldest in the neighborhood. This elegant restaurant will take you back in time. Read more about this delicious Italian fare.

 

26 Images Showing The Bronx is Beautiful
March 10, 2018: Welcome2TheBronx

Many people view the Bronx in a negative light, but this article showcases 26 photographs meant to share the beauty of this borough that often gets overlooked. Check out the famous Belmont bakery, Addeo Bakers, featured in one of the images. This bakery has been in the neighborhood for over 80 years. Click the link to view these pictures for yourself.

 

Now that’s amore: 500 pounds of pasta fill up the world’s biggest bowl of pasta
March 9, 2018: wgno abc

Arthur Avenue’s, David Greco, traveled to New Orleans to make a huge bowl of spaghetti at this yearly event. The bowl is 8 feet across, and crowds gather to watch.  Click the link to read and watch a video showcasing this giant bowl of pasta.

 

Best Restaurants and Bars in the Bronx
March 2, 2018: The (Re)port

Roberto’s and the Bronx Beer Hall are featured on this list of best restaurants and bars in the Bronx. Try these places for yourself – enjoy an Italian dinner at Roberto’s and then head over to the beer hall for a local beer. Read more about these favorite local spots here.

 

Coverdell Fellow: Kelly Cannon ’19 and the Belmont Business Improvement District
February 19, 2018: Fordham IPED

This blog post was written by Kelly Cannon, a Coverdell Fellow at Fordham University and an intern at the Belmont Business Improvement District (BID). In this blog, she shares her experience interning at the Belmont BID. Click the link to read more about Kelly’s favorite parts of the job .

A Bronx Tale
February 16, 2018: American Trails

“A Bronx Tale” describes the sleepy small-town vibe that reigns in Belmont. Strong family ties and tradition prevail over innovation and change. It’s the most exiting and delicious neighborhood in the Bronx! Mike A. discusses his Bronx Tale themed mural, the chef of Tapas Italiano shares some famous dishes and Richard Liberatore discusses the pushcarts before the Arthur Avenue Retail Market came to be. Read more, here.

 

Belmont BID uses Instagram to Drive Foodies to Little Italy
February 2018: News 12 The Bronx

This news clip features the efforts of Alyssa Tucker, the assistant director of the Belmont BID, as she uses social media to draw foodies to the neighborhood. The @bronxlittleitaly Instagram account boasts over 14,000 followers. The pictures of restaurants, high-quality artisanal food shops, and specialty stores attract new and old customers to the neighborhood. Watch the clip to see how social media spreads awareness of the neighborhood.

 

Insider Tips On NYC Little Italy: Arthur Ave
January 2018: The First Online Beauty Magazine

This article provides a glimpse of some of the wonderful places to visit on Arthur Avenue. The author describes her first trip to the area including some of her favorite spots, such as Arthur Avenue Market, Madonia Brothers Bakery, Mike’s Deli, Dominic’s and more. She also gives great tips for people visiting the neighborhood for the first time, including the best ways to get to Arthur Avenue. Read about more great places to visit in the neighborhood.

 

NYC street to be renamed after heroic soldier who died in massive Bronx blaze
January 22, 2018: Historic Districts Council

In the wake of the Prospect Avenue fire that took 13 victims, more than $300,000 has been raised to aid the families affected. The money was raised in partnership with Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Catholic Charities, and the Belmont Business Improvement District. Councilman Ritchie Torres detailed plans to honor a street in the borough for the heroic Army private who died saving lives in the inferno. Emmanuel Mensah raced in and out of the burning building at least three times bringing others to safety. Mensah’s father, Kwabena Mensah, states ‘its means a lot” and “he is a hero.” Read more, NYC street to be renamed after heroic soldier who died in massive Bronx blaze.

 

Introducing the 2018 Six to Celebrate!
January 16, 2018: Historic Districts Council

The Historic Districts Council has selected the Belmont BID as an organization to work with for its 2018 Six to Celebrate program! Together we will work on capturing the essence of the neighborhood. We will undertake a series of oral histories with key constituents and develop an official tour of the area, as we want to ensure our rich history is not forgotten. Read more, Introducing the 2018 Six to Celebrate!.

 

Broadway’s A Bronx Tale to donate to help families affected by December 28th Bronx Fire
January 11, 2018: A Bronx Tale

The Belmont BID is happy to share that the producers of Broadway’s hit musical, A Bronx Tale, will make a donation of $4.00 for every ticket sold to performances from January 16 through January 21 through The Child Reach Foundation to help families affected by the fire that burned the apartment building located on Prospect Avenue on December 28th. The full press release can be read here, Broadway’s A Bronx Tale to donate to help families affected by December 28th Bronx Fire.

 

Eating Your Way Around The Bronx’s Little Italy
January 2, 2018: Culture With Travel

At the turn of the 20th Century, a wave of Italian immigrants began moving to what is now known as “The Little Italy of the Bronx.” The majority of businesses in the area are considered local institutions, as most have been in the same families for generations. Many of the restaurants buy from the local specialty shops which adds to the authenticity of the neighborhood. At Antonio’s Trattoria you can order Borgatti’s ravioli. Other recommendations include the red velvet cake from Artuso Pastry and the arancini from Michaelangelo’s. Read more, Eating Your Way Around The Bronx’s Little Italy.

 

Getaways TV Show
January, 2018: Getaways TV Show

Getaways TV show came all the way from Ireland to visit Bronx Little Italy! They learned about why our neighborhood is considered the “real” Little Italy and watched mozzarella be made at Mike’s Deli. Watch the show with the password: getaways Watch here, Getaways TV Show.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, 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!

 

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!

 

Eating Along the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue

September 24, 2013 : She Is Going Places

The annual national holiday of Ferragosto is celebrated in Little Italy of the Bronx every year. Fairgoers enjoy the food, music, and festivities. If you want to try fresh mozzarella, tender pork, or grilled sausages, make sure not to miss this fun festival next year! See more of the delicious cuisine here.

 

Everyone’s Italian at Ferragosto

September 18, 2013 : iamafordhamram

Food vendors from local restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores lined the street on September 8th to celebrate Ferragosto. This annual festival is a great way to learn more about all of the delicious offerings and the Italian culture of the Belmont neighborhood. Check out some of the photos from this year’s celebration.

 

Ferragosto

September 10, 2013 : Eating in Translation

The annual national holiday of Ferragosto is celebrated in Little Italy of the Bronx every year. Fairgoers enjoy the food, music, and festivities. If you want to try fresh mozzarella, tender pork, or grilled sausages, make sure not to miss this fun festival next year! See more of the delicious cuisine here.

 

Ferragosto Festival on Arthur Ave, NYC’s Real Little Italy

September 8, 2013 : The Culinary Lens

The Ferragosto festival boasts many amazing tastes, sights, and smells. Watch men make hand rolled cigars or come to taste the freshly shucked shellfish. This celebration on Arthur Avenue won’t disappoint. Check out more of the photos from this year’s festival!

 

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.

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