Arthur Avenue: New York’s “Real” Little Italy - 92Y, New York

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Arthur Avenue: New York’s “Real” Little Italy

Susan Birnbaum

Bronx resident, historian and food aficionado Susan Birnbaum takes you to some of her most cherished spots among Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx — New York’s “real” Little Italy.

Once the home of the landed gentry (the Lorillards of tobacco fame) it became a mecca for Italian immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century. They came to build the Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo. (A visit to either is a great way to enhance your day in the Bronx) We will explore the Belmont section of the Bronx: New York’s “real” Little Italy. We’ll stroll the busy streets among the numerous mom & pop specialty food and gift shops and restaurants.

Tour is 2.5-3 hours

Meet at Grand Central Terminal if you want to go to the Bronx with the group. If not, meet the group in front of the gate of Fordham University (East Fordham Road and 3rd Avenue) at 11:15am.

Tour details will be communicated via email 24-36 hrs in advance of the scheduled tour. If we do not have an email address on file, we will do our best to contact you by phone. Please make sure that all contact information is accurate and current. If you have not received details 24 hrs in advance of the tour, please contact customer service at 212.415.5500 to receive details for the meeting location, itinerary and contact information for the tour guide. All tours run rain or shine.

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