Thursday, May 2nd, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary prepared and distributed food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande (Saint Athanasius the Great). Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with toiletries and ready to eat...

In the weeks before Easter, the Arthur Avenue section of the Bronx is bustling with shoppers who brave long lines and challenging parking to pick up traditional Italian delicacies, the best imported ingredients, and pastries. Danielle Oteri, whose great-grandfather was an early shopkeeper in the neighborhood, is often among the Easter shoppers as t...

The Bronx is remembering the owner of Mike's Deli, the popular shop that is a staple for celebrities, athletes and politicians. Mike Greco passed away Wednesday night. He was 89 years old. His family says he will remembered for his work ethic and as a Bronx legend. Greco's family says he came to the U.S. with his twin brother and just $50 in his po...

When: January 13th 2019 from 5 pm to 7:15 pm - Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic School on 4101 Norbeck Road in Rockville, MD 20853 - What: Join the Montgomery County, Maryland Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) lodge event on Sunday, January 13 with guest speaker writer & humorist Celeste L. Behe information is below. Writer & humorist Celeste L. B...

A Bronx man is bringing his olive oil across the Atlantic back to his hometown. Growing up in the Olinville section of the Bronx in the 60s, Joe Vinciguerra would come to Arthur Avenue with his mother to go shopping but never thought he'd one day be selling his own products there. "It's a dream come true," says Vinciguerra. "It's a fantastic feelin...

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is an Italian food lover's paradise. It's where shops more than a century old sell bread and cheese that look so good, people want to photograph it before they taste it. There are so many stores that Christian Galliani and his wife, Danielle Oteri, give tours to locals and tourists who want to know where to find the best...

In the latest episode of The Dig, CBS2’s Elle McLogan takes a culinary tour of “Little Italy” in the Bronx. Her guide is Italian-born cook Beatrice Tosti, owner of East Village restaurant Il Posto Accanto. Here are Tosti’s top shopping tips: 1. Know where your food comes from. Tosti entrusts Calabria Pork Store with the cheese for her restaurant. “...

Mozzarella isn't just a cheese, it's a work of art—at least the way it's made at Casa Della Mozzarella in the Bronx. Located on the corner of 187th Street and Arthur Avenue, the beloved Italian deli is helmed by father-son duo Orazio and Carlo Carciotto. Armed with little more than a pot of boiling water, a few pinches of salt, and an old wooden oa...

Through a dreary door and up a flight of stairs in an old brick apartment building is Philip Marino’s Arthur Avenue office. It’s situated dead center in the Little Italy of the Bronx on a block that boasts culinary institutions like Full Moon Pizza, open since 1976, and Teitel Brothers Grocery, open since 1915.  If you weren’t looking for Marino, t...

Arthur Avenue’s iconic Madonia Bakery is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and with National Olive Day on Friday, June 1, the historic bakery is offering up their famous Olive Bread’s sought-after recipe. Third generation owner Peter Madonia and his partner and head baker, Charles Lalima currently run the bakery.  With family traditions p...