The Neighborhood Where Everybody Knew Your Name . . .
And Even Your Nickname
Of the fifty distinct neighborhoods of The Bronx, the most populated and close family-knit enclave was the 10-square-block area called Belmont & Arthur Avenue, “The Little Italy of The Bronx.” And here, among the pages of this book, you’ll see the places that drew, and still draw people by the thousands to shop, eat, and sight-see.
Mario’s, Dominick’s, Catania’s for great pizza, the Savoy Movie House, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The teeming streets of people during the Feast of St. Anthony. This was home to one of the greatest groups of Rock & Roll, Dion and The Belmonts.
It was a neighborhood where everyone looked out for one another. And you can tour it through this book. Through these pages, you’ll travel along a historic part of The Bronx that’s still alive and well. And the great part about it is that you don’t have to be Italian to love it.