The mozzarella man is in the Bronx

Jan 21, 2014 1081

"I'm the mozzarella man," says David Greco as his hands plunge into hot water to massage fresh cheese curds. And there's a cigar man, cannoli women, a microbrewer and six other purveyors at the venerable Arthur Avenue Market in the Bronx. Not just vendors, rather specialists in their field from fresh rabbit to espresso.

The Arthur Avenue Market is a microcosm of New York's Belmont (Little Italy) neighborhood in the Bronx. This ethnic enclave, in a city that's rapidly losing such neighborhood identities, thrives on pride, maintaining its reputation for top quality services and Italian restaurants.

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