Hundreds turned out Sunday for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, one of the largest parades in the state. Spectators gathered to watch the festivities, dance along the route and celebrate Italian American heritage. Organizers say it's the 43rd year for the parade in Morris Park, and that it gets bigger each year. But some spectators say crowds are dwi...

New York City has been a melting pot since it first was settled by Europeans. Initially, Dutch, English and Scots mingled their daily lives with the Native Americans. Then, in waves of legal immigration, Italians and many others arrived in the city. A theme park in The Bronx during the early 1960s mirrored New York's historic melting pot. Freedomla...

An Italian-American baker in Morris Park known for its elaborate cakes continues to be a hit with customers. Conti's Pastry Shoppe has been in the community for nearly a century. Even though the shop is no longer owned by the original family, the traditions and secrets behind the bakery's famous desserts are still around. "We've been here 98 years...

Un trionfo. Le strade del Bronx come i vicoli di Napoli, la magia della pizza come un ponte tra noi e New York. Il Pizza Festival 2019 è il sindaco Bill De Blasio che grida «Forza Napoli!», è la visione di Antimo Caputo e di Fred Mortati che hanno reinventato cibo e Stati Uniti, è un bagno di folla che si mescola tra dischi di pasta e felicità. Un...

Anyone who visits New York City, Italian or not, is drawn to Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Just below SoHo, this shrinking historic neighborhood has been frequented by tourists and Italian-Americans alike for its culture, shops, and, of course, food. But catch the B train 24 stops uptown to the Bronx, and you’ll be in a differe...

On the corner of 187th and Belmont Avenue! Chazz Palminteri took the touring cast of his musical A Bronx Tale on a guided tour of the famed borough on September 19, visiting many of the shops that are featured as storefronts in the scenic design of the show. Palminteri introduced recent Broadway.com #LiveAtFive guest Nick Fradiani (Lorenzo), Kayla...

Arthur Avenue thrives on serving customers Italian delicacies that your average neighborhood deli doesn’t offer, with bakeries and stores often known for just a couple specific items. And while we’ll still make trips to the Ave, if you’re looking to avoid the chaos and tough parking (especially at the holidays), here are seven Italian stores in Wes...

One of the borough’s biggest parades has been forced to shorten its route - again. The length of the upcoming 43rd annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade is being reduced for the second time in ten years. This year’s parade, hosted by the Morris Park Community Association and its parade committee, will take place on Sunday, October 13, beginning at noon...

Traditions are the cornerstone of many cultures in America and for Italian-Americans, it’s an opportunity to remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past and shapes who we are today. The festival celebrations of towns and patron saints in Italian-American communities throughout the US serve as a thank you to the ancestors who came...

Joseph Migliucci and his family, personable proprietors of Mario’s Restaurant on Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, are marking ‘Cent’ Anni’, a remarkable 100 years of serving their robust Neapolitan Italian-American cuisine.   Joseph’s great grandparents left Naples in the early 1900s and actually opened one of the first Italian restaurants ever in Cairo,...