Arthur Avenue - Bronx's Little Italy and Bronx Rental Cars
Arthur Avenue is a street in the Fordham section of New York City's northernmost borough, The Bronx. Bronx's Little Italy refers to Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street. 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. The avenue was named in honor of President Chester A. Arthur.
A tradition passed on
When you visit Arthur Avenue - Bronx's Little Italy with your Bronx Rental Cars you will find that generations of Italian families the area a special small-town character unique for an urban setting. Among the notables born and raised here are actor Chazz Palminteri, author Don DiLillo and rock star Dion DiMucci, whose group, Dion and the Belmonts, is named after a local street (Belmont Avenue). Joe Pesci began his acting career after being discovered by Robert DeNiro at a local neighborhood restaurant, where Pesci worked as the maitre'd. Today the tradition continues with grandchildren and great-grandchildren remaining on Arthur Avenue, or returning here, to own and manage business begun by their immigrant ancestors. Some notable visitors to Arthur Ave have been Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Farah Fawcett, Liza Minelli, Cher, Joe Pesci, Tony LoBianco, and James Gandolfini.
Arthur Avenue Retail Market
Created by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, this is one of the neighborhoods most famous attractions. The Arthur Avenue Retail Market is similar to an Italian bazaar that brings several different types of merchandises under one roof. From sausage makers to bread bakers, cafe's to florists. The variety is truly staggering - all told some nine restaurants, five pastry shops, four butchers, two pasta-makers, six bread stores, three pork stores, five gourmet delicatessens, two fish markets, three gourmet coffee shops and one gourmet Italian wind shop - to list only the food category. And then there are the gift and house ware shops.
Dining around the area
This is probably what gets people from all over the tri-state area traveling to this tourist market. When you travel with your Bronx rental cars you can be rest assured that you will be able to gain easy parking in a safe, severe environment. You can be rest assured and just focus on a whole day of shopping, eating, and relaxing. Your Bronx rental cars highly recommend Ann & Tony's restaurant located on 2407 Arthur Ave. From the appetizers to the dessert, you won't be disappointed. The food portions are generous, so you'll probably leave with a doggy bag. Another great place to check out with your Bronx rental cars is De Lillos Pastry Shop located on 606 E 187th Street. De Lillos Pastry Shop features some of the best tasting pastries in Little Italy. You will be greeted by a true Italian mother who smiles at you warningly with her accent as she offers up her menu. You will be immediately charmed by this family run coffee shop which reminds you of being at home. Although it can get crowded (and for good reason, these are some of the best canolli's around!!) you never feel like you have to talk too loud to be heard. The staff is fun and interactive and make you feel like their family. If you ever find yourself in the Little Italy in the Bronx be sure to visit this spot!!
Before you go...
For more information when you travel with your Bronx rental cars to Bronx's Little Italy in Arthur Avenue, check out their official website at http://www.arthuravenuebronx.com/
Check out the Brooklyn car rental All Car Rent a Car location at 8901 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11209