On a cool sunny weekday afternoon, the crowds were out in Little Italy. In the two outdoor European-style cafes that anchor either end of Arthur Avenue, in the Belmont Section of the Bronx, tourists and locals sat outside, sipping espresso, smoking and chatting away. At Luna Cafe, just past the giant Italian flag painted in the intersection, the re...

During this Women's History Month, News 12 is highlighting female owned businesses across the borough. In Belmont, a female owned restaurant is serving up classic Italian dishes. Maria Di Rende is the owner of Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue. "We treat everyone like family,” says Di Rende. Whether it's the fried meatballs, pork chops or linguini with clam...

Sixty years ago the United States decided to open up an amusement park dedicated to its history. They chose an area in the Bronx to build it, and called it “Freedomland U.S.A.”, but soon the nickname "Disneyland of the East" was coined. Just as they had done for America, many Italian Americans were busy designing and building the amusement park and...

New York City is blessed with countless Italian restaurants. They are just about everywhere. Around every corner is a pizza shop, or pasta and wine bar that will give you the carbs you are craving. But if you’re up for something a little more involved, here’s a list of some of the best Italian spots to check out around New York City, one for each b...

As restaurants struggle to stay open throughout the city due to escalating minimum wage, and increasing rent and property taxes, one eatery in the Bronx continues its formula for success for a century. Mario’s Restaurant, located on 2342 Arthur Avenue, has been making Neapolitan Italian cuisine the same way for 100 years. Joe Migliucci and his daug...

The writer of “A Bronx Tale,” a touring Broadway musical coming next week to the Orpheum Theater, says the show endures because everybody can relate to it. Chazz Palminteri originally wrote the piece as a semiautobiographical one-man play about his childhood in the Bronx. When he was a young boy, he witnessed a shooting after two men were fighting...

It’s might be last week of New York City Restaurant Week, but the Bronx is launching today its first ever “Little Italy in the Bronx” Restaurant Week that will run form February 3 to 13th! Centered around Arthur Avenue, a hotspot for Italian cuisine with a long history, the prices are even lower than regular restaurant week at $20 for a three-cours...

“Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!” The shouts echoed around ACF Fiorentina’s 88-year-old stadium on a Sunday evening in January as the home crowd celebrated a narrow win against Spal that may prove crucial in keeping their team in Italy’s top football league. The adulation wasn’t for a star player or coach, but for the club’s new owner, Rocco Commisso, the bil...

A Bronx community board is putting the brakes on the St. Theresa Italian American Family Feast after incidents of violence have plagued the celebration over recent years. For decades, St. Theresa Italian American Family Feast has been a staple in the Bronx community, bringing families and food together. But residents say the event has been anything...

From Bleecker Street in Manhattan to Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, many streets define a borough. In the Bronx, the smell of fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, homemade pasta and sweet cannoli wafts through Arthur Avenue and 187th Street (also known as the Belmont section of the borough). Coined “Little Italy,” the family-friendly area has a ton of delicious...