Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church kicked off the Feast of St. Anthony Wednesday in the Bronx. Games, rides and entertainment were centered along East 187 St. in Belmont. The feast is meant to honor St. Anthony, a priest who preached spreading love and sharing with the less fortunate. "We always say this is the real Little Italy, the one in the Bronx. E...

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 (BID) will host a brief press ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the co-naming of East 189th Street at Belmont Avenue in honor of Phil Foglia, a public servant who tirelessly advocated for the Italian American community and who passed away too soon at 69 years due to complications...

One of the coolest recent examples of outdoor dining in the city is coming back this summer to the Bronx’s Little Italy.  Piazza di Belmont is set to return to Arthur Avenue for the third year starting next month from East 186th St. to Crescent Ave. The popular thoroughfare will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturda...

Tommy Caruso loved grabbing a slice at Frank’s Pizza in Throggs Neck as a kid. Today, he owns the place and is celebrating yer business’ 50-year anniversary. Caruso, 54, a Throggs Neck native, said Frank’s was a staple in the community and back in the day people flocked there. While things have not been easy the past two and a half years due to the...

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...

Dion DiMucci is best known as the rock ‘n’ roller who rose to fame more than a half-century ago with such hits as “I Wonder Why,” “Teenager in Love” and “Runaround Sue.” And, of course, there’s his signature song, “The Wanderer,” a number that spoke to the Bronx-born artist’s gutsy attitude. But his wandering didn’t end there. Dion, as he’s simply...

Chris Riverso, former Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at Grambling State University, was named Director of Football Operations at Fordham University it was announced by head coach Joe Conlin. Riverso arrived at Rose Hill after spending the 2021 season as the Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at Gr...

Whenever traveling, it is always best to consult with the locals before picking a restaurant. This is especially true in a city like New York where the world is quite literally your oyster. It’s even more true when you’re looking for a good place to eat Italian since NYC is home to third largest population of Italians outside of Italy. Manhattan ha...

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...