My 10 Favorite Christmas Things To Do With Kids in NYC
November 30, 2021: FamiliesGoTravel
This article covers the do’s and don’t’s with children this holiday season in New York City. The Botanical Garden is listed as a must-see followed by dinner on Arthur Avenue, just a cab ride away. If the wait is too long at Dominick’s, any restaurant in Little Italy is great and don’t forget to save room for Italian cookies, cannoli, or marzipan rainbow cake from any of the local bakeries! Read more, here.
Holiday Choices in NYC
November 30, 2021: New York Amsterdam News
Holiday gift basket ideas from 6 Bronx Little Italy businesses are featured in this article: Mike’s Deli, Joe’s Italian Deli, Tino’s Delicatessen, Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles, Calabria Pork Store, and Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts. All their gift baskets are customizable and offer shipping. Also, Little Italy in the Bronx has its own brand of pasta which can be purchased online, and a portion of the proceeds goes towards the Belmont Business Improvement District to help preserve the neighborhood. Read more, here.
Where to See Holiday Trees & Displays Around The Bronx
November 29, 2021: Bronx Mama
The Christmas tree in Ciccarone Park on Arthur Avenue is listed as one of the best public tree displays in the Bronx this Holiday season. The New York Botanical Gardens GLOW and The Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights are also featured. Read more, here.
Bronx novelty shop gets ahead of the curve for holiday shopping surge
November 29, 2021: News 12 The Bronx
Jack DeCicco, owner of DeCicco Brothers, spoke with News 12 The Bronx about how his store got ahead of the global supply chain shortage. In February, he and his suppliers anticipated a potential shortage in the upcoming year. “We doubled and tripled our orders,” says DeCicco. “We’re very lucky. Get it now or you’re not gonna get it.” Watch more, here.
It’s out of our hands – Supply chain issues a pain for Arthur Avenue businesses
November 29, 2021: News 12 Bronx
The Arthur Cantina manager, Anthony Angrisani, and Madonia Bakery owner, Peter Madonia, spoke with News 1 The Bronx to discuss how the global supply chain disruptions are impacting their businesses. Watch more, here.
Retail and Restaurants in the Bronx are Trending Up
November 29, 2021: VMSD
The Arthur Avenue Retail Market is highlighted as a Bronx hotspot. “This indoor market has a variety of vendors that sell clothing, deli items, fresh produce, cigars – and there’s a bar. The variety of businesses within a relatively small footprint makes it a popular destination for locals and tourists.” The New York Botanical Gardens are also popular for both tourists and Bronx residents. Read more, here.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held in the Bronx’s Little Italy
November 27, 2021: CBS New York, News 12 Online, WCBS-NY Radio
The annual tree lighting ceremony resumed following last year’s hiatus due the the pandemic. Bronx residents received free Italian cookies, hot chocolate, and enjoyed Christmas carols. Santa Claus made an appearance from the North Pole to participate in a toy giveaway for children. The Belmont BID hosted the festivities along with Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation. Watch more here.
Small businesses are barley hanging on
November 27, 2021: NY Daily News, 1490 AM Hartford-New Haven
In an opinion piece for the NY Daily News, Belmont BID Chairman Peter Madonia argues the nation’s small businesses are in peril from the threat of chains and big box stores. He writes that family-owned businesses provide better quality and personal relationships, and wants shoppers to prioritize them year-round to save them. Peter’s article was also featured on 1490 AM Hartford – New Haven radio station. Read more, here. Listen more, here.
Holiday Entertaining: Christmas Party Gifts
November 24, 2021: Consumer Queen
For your next Christmas party, order a gift basket from Mike’s Deli! Prices range from $65 – $395, and includes a variety of Italian meats, cheeses, and crackers, along with specialty food items like Italian olives. Read more, here.
Arthur Avenue Business Community Encourages People to Shop Local this Holiday Season
November 23, 2021: CBS New York, News 12 Bronx & Brooklyn, Pix 11, NY1 News
The Belmont Business Improvement District held a press conference two days before Thanksgiving with elected leaders and representatives from the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Gardens. Their message was to encourage people to visit the Belmont neighborhood during the holiday season. The pandemic was not easy for the Little Italy of the Bronx, and the holidays provides an opportunity for people to support local businesses. They also encouraged people to visit the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens and the Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo. Watch more, here, here, here, and here.
Top Food Picks to Make Your Holiday Merrier!
November 20, 2021: Luxe Life NYC
For pasta lovers on your Holiday shopping list, visit Borgatti’s! Their Ravioli Lovers Bundle includes 4 boxes of ravioli with 27 in each box for a total of $90. Borgattti’s ravioli is freshly hand-made in their storefront on 187th St. in the Bronx. Also try some of their dry pastas like fettuccine! Please place Christmas delivery orders by December 8. Read more, here.
Holiday Train Show is Back Open at the New York Botanical Gardens
November 19, 2021: NY1 This Morning
NY1 reporter Roger Clark discusses his family tradition of visiting the annual train show at the New York Botanical Gardens during the Holidays. Following a visit to the gardens, they walk over to Arthur Avenue to stop at Gino’s Pastry Shop, Madonia Bakery, Artuso Pastry Shop, Mike’s Deli, and Tino’s Deli. Watch more, here.
30 Holiday Season 2021 Gift Ideas You Can Order Online Today
November 18, 2021: The Hype Magazine
Joe’s Italian Deli is featured as a gift basket idea for your Holiday shopping list. Joe’s offers a variety of imported meats, cheeses, oils, vinegars, pastas, and chocolates. Gift baskets are customizable and start at $150. A full range of options are featured on their website at www. joesitaliandeli.com/gift-baskets. Read more, here.
Arthur Avenue and Little Italy Offer a Taste of Old-Fashioned Family Traditions
November 15, 2021: Real Estate In-Depth
Belmont BID Treasurer Frank Franz discusses why the BID was established and how it helps the community. Learn more about the history of the Belmont neighborhood dating to the 18th century, along with the history of several family-owned businesses. Read more, here.
Holiday Gift Guide 2021: The Best Cheese Gifts Will Please Everyone On Your Holiday List
November 8, 2021: Forbes
Send someone cheese for their holiday gift, it’s unexpected and delicious. Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market specializes in imported Italian cheeses. Their Parmigiano-Reggiano is aged a minimum of three years, and other favorites include Fiore di Sardegna, smoked cacciocavallo, and marvelously creamy Gorgonzola. Read more, here.