From crusty golden Arthur Avenue bread, to perfectly pressed baccala, freshly made pasta and the best sausage and cheese, Little Italy in the Bronx is a “buon appetito” holiday hot spot. “I ask the people where they’re coming from. They’re coming from eastern Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Jersey,” Bathgate resident Tony Morante told CBS2’s Tony...

Until I got my DNA results a few years ago, I was convinced — due entirely to family pride, the family tree and my nonna’s pronunciation of particular words — that I was at the very least a quarter Italian. After all, we made pizzelles every Christmas alongside sugar cookies and my grandmother pronounced prosciutto “pro-SHOOT” and called the cheese...

Saturday, November 27, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 PM and the tree will be lit at 5:30 PM at Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The Belmont BID’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be open to the public, featuring festive entertainment including carolers, an appearance by Santa...

With just two days to go until Thanksgiving, many people are making their last minute purchases for the big meal. While some choose to go to big chain stores, leaders in the Bronx are encouraging people to shop local, CBS2’s Leah Mishkin reported Tuesday. Walking into Teitel Brothers on Arthur Avenue, you feel like you’re at home. Can’t decide whic...

Tourists not familiar with this end of NYC will call it Belmont, but the Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is a true, old school Little Italy. It’s home to a string of century-old red sauce joints and family-run shops that serve a diverse clientele — from the Italian regulars and families who have been coming for decades, to all the welcome...

The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) will host a brief press ceremony on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the renaming of Arthur Avenue at Crescent Avenue in honor of “Joe Liberatore Way,” one of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market’s original 117 merchants and beloved member of the community. Born in 1919 to Italian immigran...

Now that travel is opening up, we can leave behind our pajamas and webcams to reconnect with the places we love; to enjoy the sights, sounds, aromas, and tastes we have been missing during our collective quarantines. So here is my list of reasons to come back to Bronx Little Italy and savor the best Italian American shopping and dining enclave in N...

The Belmont section of the north Bronx, whose main street is Arthur Avenue, has in recent years achieved a reputation as much for its Italian-American street culture as for its food, both in the stores and restaurants. The allure is its pre-eminence as America’s most authentic version of Little Italy, in contrast to the neighborhood of the same nam...

When Gennaro Lombardi founded his pizzeria Lombardi’s in 1905, Little Italy was an area full of thieves, murderers, and eventually, pizza makers. Of the two million Italians who arrived in the United States from 1900 to 1910, thousands packed themselves into tenement buildings in the nearby Five Points neighborhood. Vendors sold their fruits and ve...

The weather is getting nicer, people are starting to go out more, and things are starting to come alive again! Hooray! We are extra excited because the Bronx Little Italy has brought back the super fun "Piazza di Belmont" on Arthur Avenue through the fall during weekend evenings! It's like having Italy next door! We went on a beautiful night and it...