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Belmont is a small, 100-year old Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. It’s squashed between Bronx Park and the Harlem line of Metro North and reasonably far from any subway stop. As such, it has not yet been gentrified into oblivion (even though in the last decade or so it has been “discovered” by upper class Manhattanites). 

Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

The heart of this neighborhood is Arthur Avenue. This busy commercial corridor and its side streets, alleys and intersections are lined with cheese shops like the Casa Della Mozzarella, coffee importers, pizza joints like Ivana’s, and bakeries and cafes like Artuso’s and Egidio’s. Almost all of these small businesses have been around since the 1920s. 

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Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

Most of this Italian community has moved up to Westchester or out to Long Island and a new wave of latino immigrants have filled the apartments and brownstones of Belmont. But the shop owners have kept their businesses in Belmont, employing many of the latino immigrants in their shops. Arthur Avenue is now a wonderful mix of old Italian stores, staffed mainly by latino workers, and patronized by a mixed group of suburban Italians hungering for some good old food, latino families out for a weekend lunch, and other curious New Yorkers who look amazed to have stumbled upon this gem of the old New York.

Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

Arthur Avenue between East 187th and East 186th Street

The intersection of East 187th Street, Crescent Avenue and Cambreleng Avenue

East 187th Street and Hughes Avenue

East 187th Street and Cambreleng Avenue

East 187th Street and Hoffman Street

East 187th Street between Third Avenue and Bathgate Avenue