The Bronx’s Little Italy is thriving amid the COVID-19 crisis

Nov 11, 2020 429

BY: Lisa Fickenscher

Bellissimo! is not a word one would use to describe business in New York City since the pandemic struck — unless you’re talking about Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.

The stretch of roughly 12 blocks that encompass the Bronx’s Little Italy — known for its cured meats, cheese blocks and other Italian delicacies — has become a shopping oasis for cooped-up metropolitan area residents with money to spend, The Post has learned. And that’s helping fuel a spate of new businesses at a time when most city restaurants are struggling to survive, including six new restaurant openings or expansions, sources said.

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