A Trip to the Zoo to Visit Some Relatives

On a warm humid Member’s Night at the Zoo, my family and I trooped up to the Bronx to revisit some of our favorite spots. We couldn’t tear ourselves away from the two new sea lion pups but eventually we went in search of my son’s fondly remembered waterfowl pond. After much trudging around, we…

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…