A week after Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as the 28th President of the United States, Julia Bizzarri was born in the Bronx on Mar. 13, 1913. In a curious twist of fate, in the same year that now, 107-year-old Bizzarri has astonishingly shown COVID-19 who’s boss, Wilson’s name is to be removed from Princeton University buildings, one of a number of m...

It’s Phase 2 of reopening in New York City, and dozens of restaurants on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx can’t wait to welcome back their customers with sanctioned outdoor allowed by the state beginning Monday. They are hoping to be the first business district this summer to close down streets for business. Advocates want to turn the famous street in th...

The Bronx’s Little Italy might feel like an outdoor piazza from the homeland once New York City enters into Phase 2 in the upcoming days. Currently, the Belmont Business Improvement District is cooking up a plan to close portions of Arthur Avenue to make way for in-street, outdoor dining on weekend evenings, according to the BID’s treasurer, Frank...

Little Italy use to be the real thing…authentic. A place where Italian-Americans actually use to live. I remember my grand parents telling me that Little Italy it self was split into smaller communities. Mulberry Street was home to the settlers from Campania and Naples, Elizabeth Street was strictly Sicilian, Mott Street held the Calabresi, while m...

The desecration of businesses last week was not only on Fordham Road and Burnside Avenue, but in Little Italy as well. Like many other small businesses during COVID-19, Joe’s Little Italy on East 187th St. has been working hard to stay afloat. However, after recently being looted last week, the Bronx community is rallying together to help the eater...

Touch of Italy is known throughout Delaware’s Cape Region, Ocean City, Md. and Wilmington for authentic Italian ingredients imported from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx! But this landmark is even a lot more than that: Touch of Italy’s Italian Marketplace features hard-to-find imported items and one-stop-shopping where guests can purchase TOI-brand peel...

One of the most difficult and altogether beautiful things about serving young children from the South Bronx is that they are entirely transparent. If they love something, you can see it in every part of their being — their smiles, their words, their laughter, their curiosity. If they hate something — you, for instance — you will know within seconds...

Located in the heart of the Belmont district of the Bronx, the historic “Little Italy in the Bronx” neighborhood, which includes the iconic Arthur Avenue, is a New York City institution that features the best, authentic Italian restaurants, butchers, bakers, fish markets, delis, pastry shops, artisan shops and specialty stores. Local businesses are...

Philip Foglia, an Italian-American civic leader who spear-headed campaigns to honor Mother Cabrini and preserve Christopher Columbus statues in the city, died Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus. Foglia, 69, was raised in the Belmont section of The Bronx, known as the borough’s Little Italy. “Phil was a great man, a man of integrity. He was a...

There was something about the way Joseph Migliucci kneaded his dough that made it just a little more tasty than other pizza crusts at Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Avenue, an establishment named for his father. Mario Migliucci had taught the skill to his son in a family business that marked its 100th anniversary in 2019. When Joseph Migliucci, 81, k...