Many years ago, while interviewing my cousin Herby for family recollections, he had mentioned that our grandfather, Antimo (nicknamed “Tony”) operated a produce store, around the corner from Arthur Avenue (across from St.Barnabus Hospital.) *Note: The timeline for this story is around the mid to late 1950’s.* Herby clearly recalled the fact that, w...

Former Bronx Assistant District Attorney Phil Foglia may have fought and won against many of NYC’s rogue gallery as a longtime prosecutor, but his legacy in Belmont’s Little Italy is one of a fighter for his fellow Italian Americans. Phil Foglia died in 2020 at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19, but now East 189th Street and Belmont...

The Belmont Business Improvement District and National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) welcomed Marco Marsilio, President of Abruzzo, Italy and his delegation to the neighborhood on Thursday, April 21. The visit started with a tour of Bronx Little Italy with stops at Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles, Terranova Bakery, Joe’s Italian Deli, Teite...

The pandemic hit the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue neighborhood restaurants as hard as any, but, as ever, they survive and in many cases are again thriving, not least because they cater to an extraordinary number of regulars—many of them former Bronxites, now living in the ‘burbs—who come back for the kind of comfort food and comforting hospitality that ha...

Manhattan’s Little Italy is home to a seemingly endless collection of overpriced, wildly mediocre restaurants packed with nostalgic tourists twirling spaghetti on their forks. Let’s face it: New Yorkers don’t eat in Little Italy. At least, they don’t really eat in the Little Italy of today, a honkytonk stretch of Mulberry Street north of Canal, ext...

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...