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Recent coverage of Bronx Little Italy can be found below. Previous coverage can be found here: 2019 I 2018 I 2017 I 2016 I 2015 I 2014 I 2013 & Earlier.

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is just a click (or call) away for Easter staples
April 2, 2020: LoHud
Your Easter meal can still be fresh, delicious, and traditional, thanks to essential businesses in the Arthur Avenue neighborhood that remain open for take out and/or offer shipping. You may find pizza rustica at Mike’s Deli, fresh ricotta at Calandra Cheese, lamb from Vincent’s Meat Market, Easter bread from Addeo and Madonia Bakeries, and cheesecake and cannoli from Gino’s Pastry Shop. If you don’t feel like cooking, restaurants Antonio’s, Enzo’s, and MichaelAngelo’s are open for take out. Read more, here.

Independent pharmacy owners working around the clock
April 1, 2020: BronxTimes
While many people are working from home, laid off or furloughed, many were deemed essential and are now working harder than ever. Such is the case for Roger Paganelli, the owner of Mt. Carmel Pharmacy. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the pharmacy has been making special accommodations including offering curbside pickup, waiving delivery fees, and offering pill packaging. Read more, here.

NYC & Company Launches ‘Virtual NYC’ Encouraging Digital Exploration of New York City
March 30, 2020: NYCGO
NYC & Company is highlighting way to experience the City’s iconic cultural scene. In Bronx Little Italy, visits the BIDs website for recipes from the neighborhood, information on where you can buy Little Italy in the Bronx Pasta Sauces, and great pictures of artisan products from a variety of local businesses. Read more, here.

Belmont bakery, neighboring business ensure they serve community during coronavirus outbreak
March 28, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
Madonia Bakery is open during the coronavirus outbreak, and continuing to provide their customers with fresh products and their employees with a safe working environment. The Belmont BID has created an online guide that shares updating information on the local businesses of the neighborhood. Watch the clips, here and here.

Support Little Italy and Shop (and Social Distance) with a Purpose
March 26, 2020: Bronx Times
For New Yorkers who practice social distancing and need to do their grocery shopping, the Bronx’s Little Italy is welcoming customers to the neighborhood as it has plenty of open air and inventory, the sidewalks are like aisles. While many of the eateries have been here for over 50 years, and experienced a lot of challenges, this pandemic has sent shortwaves and fear. Read more, here.

Bronx BIDs react to Coronavirus pandemic, provide hope for businesses
March 26, 2020: Bronx Times
The novel coronavirus is affecting people’s health as well as the economy and local businesses. During the pandemic, business improvement districts have stepped forward to provide support for businesses who are in dire need of assistance. The Belmont BID is alerting customers that many businesses offer shipping and curbside pickup. Read more, here.

Little Italy Recipes to Try at Home
March 20, 2020: The Bronx Socialite
Many people are currently staying home and cooking more than usual. Why not make some recipes straight from Bronx Little Italy, including pignoli cookies, manicotti, and red snapper!  Read more, here.

Where to Order Fresh Italian Groceries from Home in NYC
March 20, 2020: La Cucina Italiana
Now’s the time to order Italian food and other delicacies to your stoop. Since 1915, Teitel Brothers has been stocked with fresh olive oil, canned tomatoes, olives, and dried goods. They’re currently offering delivery and shipping.  Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy is Open & Giving Recipes!
March 19, 2020: This is the Bronx
The Belmont BID wants you to know that many local businesses are open for their customers’ needs during this crisis. Remember to shop safely and support one of the City’s most lively immigrant communities. To help keep busy at home, the Belmont BID also has some neighborhood recipes you can try at home! Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue to have cleaning service indefinitely.
March 16, 2020: News 12 The Bronx
In an effort to maintain business as local merchants prepare for limited operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Belmont BID wants to assure shoppers that the neighborhood will have a cleaning service to keep common areas disinfected. Read more, here.

How Little-Italy Became Little Albanian-Mexican Italy
March 13, 2020: The New York Times
The New York Times covers how Belmont became the diverse thriving community it is today. Read more, here.

Owner of Enzo’s Discusses Being a Female Restaurant Owner
March 11, 2020: The Fordham Ram
Enzo’s has graced Arthur Avenue for the last 15 years. Maria Di Rende shares that after her husband, Enzo, passed away three years ago, no one knew what was going to happen to the restaurant. Although it’s not something she thought she would be doing, Maria has taken over and kept the restaurant running, not without challenges, especially as a woman.  Read more, here.

Businesses that Have Stood the Test of Time.
March 10, 2020: Crain’s New York Business
Teitel Brothers has been highlighted as a business in NYC that has stood the test of time. Read more, here.

Low season and hidden gems to promote lesser known New York                                                  March 10, 2020: La Voce Di Novara
For the Italian Speakers, La Voce Di Novara covers some of Arthur Ave’s highlights. Read more, here.

Strength and Love are Pizza Secret Ingredients at Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue.
March 5, 2020: La Cucina Italiana
Maria Di Rende, a mother of five, became a full-on restaurateur after her husband suddenly passed away. With hard work and family support, Maria preserved his legacy while introducing her own ideas to the business. Read more, here.

One Mom Does it All.
March 4, 2020: Bronx Times
The mom of five daughters runs Enzo’s at 2339 Arthur Avenue in Little Italy. With March being Women’s History Month, the Bronx Times convinced Di Rende to remove her apron and chat with us about her success. Read more, here.

Tourist Traps to Avoid When Visiting New York
Feb 26, 2020: Roamilicious
Tourist Mistake : Eat “Italian” food in Little Italy; Instead Eat in Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Read more, here.

Best Restaurants in NYC: 20 Iconic Spots You’ll Want to Try!
Feb 26, 2020: Traveling Mom
Café al Mercato and Antonio’s Trattoria were named in the Traveling Mom’s list of 20 Iconic NYC spots to try. Read more, here.

Arthur Ave Part 2
Feb 26, 2020: Vice
Vice heads to Arthur Ave you to check out some of its iconic shops and restaurants. Watch, here.

Arthur Ave Part 1
Feb 26, 2020: Vice
Vice heads to Arthur Ave you to check out some of its iconic shops and restaurants. Watch, here.

Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC
Feb 19, 2020: City Guide
New York’s lesser-known Little Italy lies in The Bronx. Female-owned Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue offers a classic red-sauce Italian dining experience near New York Botanical Garden. Visit this welcoming family restaurant, run by born-and-raised Belmont local Maria Di Rende. Read More, here.

17 Presidents who Visited the Bronx
Feb 17, 2020: Welcome 2 the Bronx
As the land was being developed he needed to designate streets with names. Of course, Lorillard Place was a given, but his niece, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, was a big fan of CHESTER A. ARTHUR, so she implored her uncle to name one of the streets Arthur Avenue after the 21st president. Today Arthur Avenue is synonymous with “the real little Italy” and was named Best Street in America by the American Planning Association in 2016. Read More, here.

Happy V-Day
February 14, 2020: WagMag
Arthur Avenue was cited as one of the top places to visit in NYC for Valentine’s Day by WagMag. Read More, here.

Iconic Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years
February 13, 2020: Bronx Times
Bronx Times highlights the 100-year history of Mario’s Restaurant. Read More, here.

Botanical Gardens Orchid Show
February 12, 2020: Spectrum News 1
Spectrum News 1 highlights the Botanical Gardens Orchid Show, which is only a short walk from Arthur Avenue and would make a great day or evening! Watch, here.

New York’s Real Little Italy
February 12, 2020: BBC
The BBC highlights the 100-year history of Mario’s Restaurant. Read more, here.

Celebrate Restaurant Week in The Historic Arthur Avenue Neighborhood of The Bronx
February 11, 2020: The Social
The Belmont Business Improvement District in the Bronx has launched the inaugural Little Italy in The Bronx Winter Restaurant Week. Little Italy in The Bronx Winter Restaurant Week. Running until February 13, the historic Arthur Avenue neighborhood in the Bronx has been noted for where to get the best Italian food, is worth the trek this week. Read more, here.

13 Touristy Restaurants That Are Actually Good
February 11, 2020: The Infatuation
Calabria Pork Store on Arthur Avenue was listed as one of the Infatuation’s 13 touristy restaurants that are actually good. Read more, here.

Where to Go And What To Do In The Little Italy Of The Bronx Avenue
February 7, 2020: Secret NY
Arthur Avenue (or the area of Belmont) in the Bronx, also known as “Little Italy in the Bronx,” has developed a very special, under-the-radar alcove of quality Italian restaurants, markets, bakeries and shops thanks to the generations of Italian immigrants who have lived there. Read more, here.

BronxNet Tv’s Foodie Down Bronx: V-Day on Arthur Avenue
February 6, 2020: BronxNet Tv
On this episode of Foodie Down Bronx, Em takes a trip to Arthur Avenue to explore the culinary delights of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. While there he receives a lesson in Burrata making from David Greco at Mike’s Deli, and gets the inside scoop on some special Valentine’s Day activities. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Launches Its First Restaurant Week
Feb 6, 2020: The Culture Trip

The ‘real’ Little Italy occupies the strip known as Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. In conjunction with Belmont Business Improvement District (BID), the restaurants that have made this neighborhood a historic destination will play host to the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week. Read more, here.

WNYW-NY (FOX)’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 5, 2020: WNYW-NY (FOX)

WNYW-NY (FOX) covers all the happenings at Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week in its Society section. Watch, here.

New York Beacon’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 4, 2020: New York Beacon

The New York Beacon covers all the happenings at Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week in its Society section. Read more, here.

News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 4, 2020: News 12 Bronx

Check out News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

NYC: Look to the Bronx for the Little Italy Tourists Don’t Know About
February 4, 2020: Thrillist

Strolling down Arthur Avenue and the intersecting East 187th Street is a bit like time traveling. You’re transported to an era when merchants were called “merchants” and they made conversation with weekly customers, when patrons picked up their meats, mozzarella, and bread from dedicated shops. To the faithful, Arthur Avenue is a preserved piece of Old New York. Read more, here.

News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
Feb 3, 2020: News 12 Bronx

Check out News 12 Bronx’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

NYC: Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Kicks Off Its First Restaurant Week
February 3, 2020: La Cucina Italiana

For the first time in its 125 year history, Bronx’s Little Italy will be celebrating a New York culinary tradition: restaurant week. From February 3-13, top restaurants of Arthur Avenue will serve customers three-course meals at a fixed price: $20 for lunch and $30 for dinner. Read more, here.

First Ever Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week Launches Today
February 3, 2020: Untapped NY

It’s might be last week of New York City Restaurant Week, but the Bronx is launching today its first ever “Little Italy in the Bronx” Restaurant Week that will run form February 3 to 13th! Centered around Arthur Avenue, a hotspot for Italian cuisine with a long history, the prices are even lower than regular restaurant week at $20 for a three-course prix-fixe lunch and $30 for a three-course prix-fixe dinner (excluding gratuity, tax, and alcohol).   Read more, here.

NYC: BronxNet Tv’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
February 3, 2020: BronxNet TV

Check out BronxNet Tv’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx to Host First Ever Restaurant week AvenueNYC Espeak
Jan 31, 2020:
Little Italy in the Bronx will be hosting its first ever restaurant week from February 3-13. Read more, here.

NY1 ‘s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week
January 31, 2020: NY1

Check out NY1’s Coverage of Arthur Ave’s Restaurant Week. Watch, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx to Host First Ever Winter Restaurant Week
January 31, 2020: Bronx Mama

Little Italy in the Bronx will be hosting their first ever Winter Restaurant Week on weekdays from February 3rd to 13th. Diners have the opportunity to enjoy $20 three-course, prix-fixe lunch and $30 three-course, prix=fixe dinner at participating restaurants. Read more , here.

First Read Tonight
January 29, 2020: City & State NY

New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres and others attend the Belmont Business Improvement District’s press kickoff of the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Inaugural Winter Restaurant Week, Mario’s Restaurant, 2342 Arthur Ave., Bronx. Read more , here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Probably Has the Greatest Restaurant Week of All!
January 29, 2020: Luxe Life NYC

Valid Mondays through Thursdays from February 3-13, Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week is a great time to head to the neighborhood and enjoy a three course lunch or dinner for a special price. Participating restaurants include: Ann & Tony’s, Antonio’s Trattoria, Arthur Ave Fiasco, Gerbasi Ristorante, Mario’s Restaurant, MichaelAngelo’s, MangiPasta, and San Gennaro Ristorante.   Read more, here.

20 of the most overrated travel destinations around the world
January 18, 2020: Business Insider

In a city a big as New York, you can find almost every time of cuisine. Many times you’ll be surprised at just how authentic it is. Talk to any local, and they’ll tell you that if you’re looking for real Italian-American food in New York City, head to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Read more, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week
January 15, 2020: The Chef’s Connection

Often referred to as Arthur Avenue or the “Real Little Italy,” the Belmont neighborhood features NYC’s best, authentic Italian restaurants, butchers, bakers, fish markets, delis, pastry shops and specialty stores. The Belmont BID is launching the inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week, starting Monday, February 3rd to Thursday, February 13th, where diners can enjoy authentic three course prix-fixe meals for lunch and dinner for $20 and $30 respectively. Read more, here.

11 Places to Eat in the Bronx’s Little Italy
January 13, 2020: PureWow

Many streets define a borough, in the Bronx, one of them is certainly Arthur Avenue. The family-friendly area has tons of delicious dining spots. 11 can’t miss locations to check out on your next visit include Addeo Bakery, Terranova Bakery, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Full Moon Pizza, Antonio’s Trattoria, Prince Coffee House, Delillo Pastry Shop, Artuso Pastry, Dominick’s Restaurant, Gerbasi Ristorante, and San Gennaro Ristorante. Read more, here.

Little Italy in the Bronx Restaurant Week will take place from Feb. 3-13
January 11, 2020: BronxTimes

Restaurants along the popular Arthur Avenue strip will showcase their wide variety of Italian cuisine as part of this inuagural event. The extravaganza will include eight local restaurants that are featuring a $20 three course prix-fixe lunch, a $30 three course prix-fixe dinner, and other options. Read more, here.

NYC is a Melting Pot of Global Cultures. Here’s Where to Experience Them.  
January 7, 2020: HI New York City Hostel

New York has always been an immigrant city, and many of the city’s neighborhoods continue to reflect this collective diversity. Arthur Avenue, an Italian enclave, is where DeNiro and Pesci met. In this real Little Italy, families still prepare food the old-fashioned way with ingredients from stores like Casa Della Mozzarella, Artuso Pastry Shop, and Calabria Pork Store. Read more, here.

La Casa Grande Cigars
January 7, 2020: NY2C  

La Casa Grande began as a small cigar booth in the world famous Arthur Avenue Retail Market and became a beautiful boutique factory with the finest selection of premium cigars in the Bronx. Their clientele includes locals, tourists from across the globe, and even distinguished visitors like politicians and celebrities. Read more, here.

Peter’s Meat Market
January 7, 2020: NY2C  

Inside the  Arthur Avenue Retail Market, you’ll find Peter’s Meat Market. Co-owner Mike Rella, didn’t always want to be a butcher, but after learning about the business and the customer interactions, it became a pleasure. Since the 1970’s, people love to see the fresh products and to know exactly what they’re getting. Read more, here.

BP Diaz kicks off 9th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week
January 6, 2020: The Bronx Chronicle  

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated the start of the 9th Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. The borough’s culinary institutions are second to none. From January 6th to January 17th , you can enjoy deals at Arthur Avenue favorites like Antonio’s Trattoria, The Bronx Beer Hall, Mike’s Deli, and San Gennaro. Read more, here.

Dining Deal: Fiasco
January 4, 2020: CBS New York

When it comes to really great Italian food, there are no shortage of amazing options in New York City, but really just one destination: Arthur Avenue. Tony Tantillo visits Arthur Ave Fiasco where there’s action in the kitchen and a very welcome dining room for flavorful Italian-American food. Read more, here.

Make Fresh Pasta Like A Chef from Arthur Avenue
January 2, 2020: BTR Today

Pasta making requires focus and finesse but offers rich rewards, especially in the dark and cold days of winter. Aurora Cerrato, chef and co-owner of MangiPasta, shares some recommendations for making restaurant-quality pasta at home. Split the labor with a food processor, and moisture level is key. Read more, here.












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