“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...

Daniel ‘Danny’ Charles Cestaro, a founder of the Morris Park Community Association, passed away peacefully in his Morris Park home on Tuesday, December 17 alongside family at the age of 89. According to his daughter, Jaclyn DeBellis, Cestaro, the son of Italian immigrants, was born on Bogart Avenue in Morris Park. Cestaro attended P.S. 83 as a youn...

Netflix is bringing back the seedy underbelly of the stand-up world with The Degenerates season 2 in December. Adrienne Iapalucci is the comedian to watch among the lineup of cynical and politically incorrect comics. If you haven’t checked out this comedian’s scathing sarcasm yet, our Adrienne Iapulucci wiki is the primer you need before binging on...

A Bronx couple is bringing a taste of true Italian cuisine to the neighborhood. Aurora Cerrato and her husband Estevan Vargas decided it would be great to share their love for food with others, opening MangiPasta in the heart of Little Italy."So, as it says the name itself, it's where you can come and eat pasta. You pick the pasta with the sauce. S...

There’s was last-minute shopping rush on in the Bronx on Monday. But not for gifts. It was for food. As the days count down to Christmas, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes visited Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the borough. Monday is the busiest day of the year in the Bronx’s Little Italy. “I now live in Montclair, N.J., so I had to come all the way ba...

Call it an American melting pot – or posole, a traditional Mexican soup, or cioppino, an Italian fisherman’s stew – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx welcomes worshippers from more than a dozen nations. “You have people from almost every country living here: from Albania, Nigeria, Latin America,” said Rev. Fr....

New York City excels at many things, but one of its finest is Italian food. The area is known as the birthplace of red-sauce, Italian-American fare, and within the five boroughs lie perfect evocations of the form. But all of Italy is represented here, too, from doughy Neapolitan pizza to rustic Tuscan dishes to saucy Sicilian specialties. This list...

NYC’s Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the launch of their inaugural Little Italy in the Bronx Winter Restaurant Week, starting Monday, February 3 to Thursday, February 13, 2020. Diners will be able to enjoy a three-course prix-fixe lunch for $20 and a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $30 excluding gratuity, tax, and alcoh...