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April 2021

April 2021

Piazza di Belmont Re-Opening
April 30, 2021: News 12 Bronx and WNBC-TV
Piazza di Belmont, the weekend and evening al fresco dining, is back! From 188th Street to Crescent Avenue will be open from now until the fall. Come dine on Arthur Avenue as if you were actually in Italy! Watch more, here and here.

The Best Food Subscription Boxes, According to Our Staff
April 30, 2021: Rachael Ray Mag
Vincent’s Meat Market on Arthur Avenue is featured in this article on best food subscription boxes. Their boxes range from “Sausage of the Month” ($19.99/month) to “Steak Sampler Monthly” ($114.99/month). This high-quality meat is great for summer BBQ’s! Read more, here.

Piazza di Belmont Opening in News and Radio
April 29 – May 1, 2021: News 12, WPIX-TV, ABC, NBC, CBS, and more
The Piazza di Belmont is back! The event began last summer as a way to help the small businesses of Little Italy that were struggling during the pandemic and we are looking forward to eating on the famous Arthur Avenue again. Come eat at your favorite restaurants this summer! Watch more, herehereherehereherehere, and here. Listen more, herehere, and here.

9 Actually Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend
April 29, 2021: Thrillist
This weekend you can dine al fresco in Little Italy with the return of the Piazza di Belmont! Come eat at your favorite restaurants like Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Zero Otto Nove, and Mario’s Restaurant in the middle of the famous Arthur Avenue. Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy on Good Day NY
April 29, 2021: Good Day NY
Piazza di Belmont is back! Good Day NY visits Arthur Avenue to celebrate the reopening of Piazza di Belmont. They taste some delicious food from Ann and Tony’s, Piazza, Madonia Brothers Bakery, and more. Watch more, hereherehere, and here.

New York City must preserve, protect, and promote our neighborhoods
April 28, 2021: amNY
The two chairpersons of the Fordham and Belmont Business Improvement Districts, Wilma Alonso and Peter Madonia respectively, have come together to call for future support from future Mayors of NYC. They call for the BIDs to work together with policymakers and to offer new and innovative ideas in order to best preserve, protect, and promote their businesses. Read more, here.

Arthur Avenue on WPIX-TV
April 28, 2021: WPIX-TV
New York is slowly reopening and restrictions are being lifted. WPIX-TV visits Arthur Avenue where restaurant owners want the restriction to open sooner rather than later. Watch more, here.

Mother’s Day Hot Picks: Find Something Special For All Kinds Of Moms
April 22, 2021: Luxe Life NYC
Unsure of what to get for this Mother’s Day? Look no further than Calandra Cheese in The Bronx’s Little Italy! They carry over 100 varieties of cheeses, so you are sure to find her favorite. If you cannot visit the store, you can create your own custom basket online! Read more, here.

Post-pandemic tourists are flocking to the outer boroughs
April 21, 2021: Crain’s New York Business
Arthur Avenue, Mario’s Restaurant in particular, is mentioned in this article about visitors flocking to the outer boroughs. Although Little Italy traditionally depended upon tourism, business is getting better each day. Read more, here.

Pizza Lovers Unite!
April 21, 2021: Rachael Ray Mag
The New York Pizza Festival is returning virtually April 24th and 25th! It is a free, two-day event streaming on Facebook and YouTube, benefitting the hunger relief organization Slice Out Hunger. There will be contests, giveaways, a tour of Arthur Avenue, and more! Read more, here.

The Bronx’s ‘Piazza di Belmont’ is back with outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue
April 19, 2021: TimeOut
“Italian-style piazza dining is coming back to the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue this month, offering a car-free dining experience on the weekends. Starting April 30, East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue will be closed to traffic from 6-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-9pm on Sunday so that diners and shoppers can take full advantage of the street.” Read more, here.

You’ll Love Little Italy!
April 18, 2021: Patch
Antonio’s Trattoria, Full Moon Pizza, Mike’s Deli, Morrone Pastry, Tino’s Deli, and Dominick’s Restaurant are all great places to check out in Little Italy. The Piazza di Belmont is coming back April 30th, so be sure to come experience it! Read more, here.

Stroll -And Eat- On An Italian Boulevard While In The Big Apple
April 18, 2021: Forbes
Check out one of the most interesting neighborhoods in New York City – Little Italy! The Piazza di Belmont is back starting April 30th. “You can walk down the middle of the street, dine without being bothered by honking, hear the tinkle of wine glasses instead of the ring of a bicycle bell or any other vehicular noise.” Read more, here.

Peter Madonia on Kevin McCullough Radio
April 16, 2021: Radio Night Live
Peter Madonia joins Radio Night Live with Cristyne Nicholas and Kevin McCullough. Madonia, the “renaissance man,” talks about the success of his bakery, Madonia Brothers Bakery, and how it has evolved over the past century. Listen more, here.

Italian Cheese: The Best Shops in New York City
April 15, 2021: La Cucina Italiana
Calandra’s Cheese on Arthur Avenue is featured in this article on best cheese shops in New York City. “Calandra’s still makes the fresh ricotta that they’ve been famous for decades, and recently opened another storefront just for packaged goods, to leave more room in their original tiny storefront for their many cheeses.” Check it out! Read more, here.

Piazza di Belmont on NY1
April 13, 2021: NY1
The Belmont Business Improvement District has announced it will begin outdoor dining again this summer on April 30th. Gino’s Pastry Shop is mentioned as the place you have to go for a cannoli too! Watch more, here and here.

Arthur Avenue Brings Back “Piazza di Belmont” to Bronx Little Italy for Evening Al Fresco Dining
April 13, 2021: BronxMama
Starting April 30th, the “Piazza di Belmont” will return to Arthur Avenue. The Belmont Business Improvement District partnered with Sam Schwartz, former NYC Traffic Commissioner, to design it. They incorporated health and safety protocols, the six feet spacing between tables, signage for pedestrians, temporary street closures during the weekend evenings and more. It creates a European-style outdoor dining experience. Read more, here.

‘Piazza di Belmont’ returns to the Bronx’s Little Italy with outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue
April 13, 2021: 6sqft
Beginning April 30th, the ‘Piazza di Belmont’ will return to the Bronx’s Little Italy. The European-style experience that debuted last summer will be back and will include favorite eateries including Zero Otto Nove, Mario’s Restaurant, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Estrellita Poblana III, Ann & Tony’s, and Pasquale’s Rigoletto Restaurant. Read more, here.

Bronx Little Italy to bring back popular ‘Piazza di Belmont’
April 12, 2021: BronxTimes
The Belmont Business Improvement District announced the return of the piazza-style al fresco dining style that started in the summer of 2020 to allow visitors to enjoy delicious food outdoors. The ‘Piazza di Belmont’ will begin again on April 30th! Read more, here.

NYC independent pharmacies warn of closures during pandemic
April 8, 2021: PIX11
Pharmacists and owners of small businesses in NYC say their financial health is in trouble. The co-owner of Mount Carmel Pharmacy, Roger J. Paganelli, in the Belmont section of the Bronx, says they will continue to open their doors each day to the community and are working with the senate to find a sustainable solution to these issues. Watch more, here.

New York Pizza Festival goes virtual for 2021, Buddy Valastro & others to appear
April 7, 2021: amNY
This year, the New York Pizza Festival will be streamed online from Saturday April 24th until Sunday the 25th. It will feature over 25-star studded chefs and pizzaioli such as Buddy Valastro, Nancy Silverton, Anthony Mangieri, Tony Gemignani, Jonathan Goldsmith, and Giorgia Caporuscio. Pugsley Pizza’s stand from the 2019 festival on Arthur Avenue is pictured as well. Read more, here.

The Weekend Guide: Cheeseburgers, Pop-Up Performances, and Ferry Rides in New York City
April 6, 2021: CNTraveler
Arthur Avenue is featured in this weekend travel guide for New York City. It recommends eating in Little Italy for lunch to eat some of the city’s best pizza and pasta. They recommend checking out Zero Otto Nove and their delicious pizza, La Riccardo. Read more, here.

My Easter Tradition? Olive Bread That’s Been Rising 100 Years
April 3, 2021: The Debbie Nigro Show
Peter Madonia and Jason Lalima of Madonia Brothers Bakery talk about their delicious olive bread and how the bakery has coped during the pandemic on the Debbie Nigro Show. Listen more, here.

Bronx Little Italy Sauce and Products on WCBS Radio
April 2, 2021: WCBS-NY (Radio)
The restaurants in Little Italy receive a shout-out from Joe Connolly for their delicious sauces enjoyed nationwide. Listen more, here.

Good Friday & Easter on Arthur Avenue on WNBC
April 2, 2021: WNBC-TV
Arthur Avenue is featured on WNBC as a great place to shop for Good Friday and Easter gatherings. Watch more, here.

Yes, There Are Nice Landlords in New York
April 2, 2021: New York Times
“Building owners have been making deals with struggling businesses.” Robert Paciullo, the owner of Zero Otto Nove, was thankful for his landlord, Gilbert Teitel, of Teitel Brothers on Arthur Avuenue, for his help during the pandemic. Read more, here.

8 Places in NYC to Find Blood-Laced Italian Desserts Before They Disappear
April 1, 2021: New York Street Food
Sanguinaccio, a traditional Italian dessert that uses pig’s blood can be found in Little Italy shops throughout Easter weekend. The shops included are Morrone Pastry Shop & Café, Delillo Pastry Shop, Egidio Pastry Shop, and Gino’s Pastry Shop. Read more, here and here.