Brooklyn Capers II –Atlantic Avenue — Salaam Aleikum

In these bitter cold days, when some of us have been felled by the flu (despite flu shots and bundling up)– it helps to remember the second half of our trip to Brooklyn. The first half, you may recall, was the visit to the Transit Museum, a post that seemed to have unlocked a lot…

Arthur Avenue–Still Italian

Street upon street of restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, and markets cluster around Arthur Avenue, 187th Street and the area sometimes called Belmont, Fordham or Little Italy in the Bronx. There is still a small Italian-American enclave living locally but even more important, many of the stores are still owned and operated by the original families…