Explore Arthur Avenue – The Bronx’s own Little Italy
Just south of the Botanical Gardens, Arthur Avenue runs north to south through the Belmont neighbourhood of the Bronx. The area is known for the high quality and value of its Italian-American restaurants, delis and grocers, as well as pasta-makers, butchers, fish markets, bakeries, gourmet coffeehouses and other shops and services.
Author Don DiLillo was raised here, and it’s said that Joe Pesci began his acting career after being discovered by Robert De Niro when he was working at a local restaurant. The sheer number of stores, sights and smells makes it an ideal hotspot for lovers of Italian-American culture and cuisine, or simply for those looking for an alternative New York neighbourhood to explore.
Written by Maxine Sheppard