The Official Site of Businesses of Arthur Avenue Known As LITTLE ITALY IN THE BRONX ™

April 2017

April 2017

‘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.