Arthur Avenue, Bronx


Arthur Avenue, Bronx

Arthur Avenue is located in the Fordham section of New York City's northernmost borough, The Bronx, It was once the heart of the Bronx's "Little Italy". In this context, "Little Italy" generally refers to Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=187th+and+Arthur+Ave,+Bronx&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=51.841773,81.738281&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=40.855038,-73.88737&spn=0.006102,0.013497&om=1 (map)] . Although the historical and commercial center of Little Italy is Arthur Avenue itself, the area stretches across East 187th Street from Arthur Avenue to Prospect Avenue, and is similarly lined with delis, bakeries, cafes, and various Italian merchants. Most recently, this retail strip has transitioned with a growing number of Albanian and Mexican restaurants, bodegas, and other businesses. Still, Arthur Ave and Morris Park are viewed as the Bronx's primary Italian-American communities.The avenue itself is named in honor of President Chester A. Arthur. [Donovan, Aaron. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9404E1DE143DF93AA15754C0A9679C8B63 "If You're Thinking of Living In/Belmont; Close-Knit Bronx Area With Italian Aura"] , "The New York Times", July 29, 2001. Accessed October 11, 2007. "When the city began to build streets in the area in the late 19th century, Catherine Lorillard, an admirer of the 21st president, Chester A. Arthur, asked that the main street in the area be named after him, Mr. Ultan said."]

Pop culture

Robert De Niro's directing debut, "A Bronx Tale", takes place within Little Italy (BX), however, was [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106489/locations largely filmed] in Astoria, Queens. Additionally, the series "Third Watch" was based on Arthur Avenue initially, with the first episode referring to the firehouse as "Camelot," based on its location at the intersection of King Street and Arthur Avenue. Leonard of James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" grew up in this area.

References

Additional links

* [http://www.LittleItalyBronx.com Little Italy Bronx.com]
* [http://www.AnnandTonysOnline.com Ann & Tony's Restaurant]
* [http://www.arthuravenue.com/index.jsp Arthur Avenue.com]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&ie=UTF8&q=la+cantina&near=New+York,+NY&fb=1&view=text&cd=4&latlng=40854652,-73888334,16374569546520318727&ei=mLEwR_qnII2crQLrqcX9CQ&sig2=-mIx-ABT-t3bemZFbxdHYQ&dtab=2&reviews=1&oi=more_rev&sa=X La Cantina wines & liquors]
* [http://www.fordham.edu/student_affairs/residential_life/rose_hill/handbook/offcampus_resources_4834.asp Arthur Ave phone numbers]
* [http://www.innercitypress.org/bxreport.html Weekly Bronx (and Belmont) Report from Inner City Press]
* [http://www.arthuravenuebronx.com/ ArthurAvenueBronx.com]
* [http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2006/04/25/abbondanza-on-arthur-avenue/ Abbondanza on Arthur Avenue] Off the Broiler blog entry with many Arthur Avenue photos of food and markets
* [http://www.filmtek.com FILMTEK] Film Production Company on Arthur Avenue.

Directions

* [http://as0.mta.info/mnr/schedules/sched_form.cfm MTA Metro-North Railroad to Fordham]
* MTA New York City Subway: B or D train to Fordham
* [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=187th+and+Arthur+Ave,+Bronx&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=51.841773,81.738281&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=40.855038,-73.88737&spn=0.006102,0.013497&om=1 Arthur Ave and East 187th Street (Google Maps)] .


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