Bronx Little Italy’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is back again this year on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The event is open to the public from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and attendees can get into the holiday spirit by meeting Santa and an elf, singing along to h...

New Yorkers looking to dance, dine, and celebrate Columbus Day made their way to Arthur Avenue on Monday afternoon. David Greco, owner of Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, was ecstatic to see so many people in the Little Italy neighborhood celebrating. “To the Italian Americans, this is a very important day to us,” said Greco. “…Peopl...

Though its demographics have shifted over the years, the borough remains a hotbed of Italian food. Arthur Avenue—known to many as the “real” Little Italy—is home to many specialty stores and restaurants, as well as Arthur Avenue Market, an enclosed culinary oasis featuring fresh pasta, homemade sausages and cuts of meat of all kinds, extra-virgin o...

Over 20 years ago, the merchants of Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street decided to bring the Italian tradition of Ferragosto to the Bronx Little Italy, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture, traditions, musical and theatrical entertainment, and of course, delicious food. Since then the event has continued to grow,...

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...