Belmont: The Bronx 's true Little Italy -

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Anyone in the know will tell you the "real" Little Italy isn't on Mulberry Street, but in the Bronx.
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nyc boy

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Most of Bronx Tale was filmed in Astoria.
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please let me know weather belmount or lttle italy is safe place or not
BARBARA

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amy wrote:
please let me know weather belmount or lttle italy is safe place or not
NOT BEAUMONT IS NOT A SAFE PLACE IS A PLACE THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN.. IS LIKE LIVING IN HELL.THAT BLOCK IS DOOMED.. I KNOW BELIEVE I LIVED IT.
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Amy, trust me...the entire Bronx is safe again!

You should be ashamed of yourself Barbara. You must be talking about The Bronx when it was burning back in the 70s and everyone had written my precious borough off. How dare you say Arthur Avenue is not a safe block? Have you had the opportunity of visiting the Bronx lately? Yea, including your so called "doomed" block Arthur Avenue? If you have, you probably didn't recognized it and just passed right by it! Yea, Barbara my dear, the same Bronx that was burning in the 70s is burning no more! Real estate has gone up since the 70s honey. The average home costing almost 1 million dollars. When stores such as Target, Best Buys, Costco, JC Penney, Macy's and other major department stores decide they want to open new branches, they don't go downtown to your Manhattan anymore sweety, they come to The Bronx. Yes that was not a misprint, I repeat, they come to The Bronx. According to statistics Arthur Avenue is one of the safest streets in New York City. Don't believe me? Do your own research and don't dump on the Bronx, my Bronx, like you do in your Manhattan. Next time, before you condemn an area in my borough that you know nothing about... take your time and do some research. Get true facts. And remember... when your not sure of something.... it's best to keep your mouth shut and be considered an idiot than to oepn it and remove all doubt! How dare you!
Boston to Bronx

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Jan 16, 2008
 
All together, this is a great article. DH and I will soon be moving to New York and have been interested in learning more about The Bronx, especially Little Italy.(We're from Boston's North End.) This article gave a great overview of the neighborhood, touching on nearly every aspect a new comer/visitor could be interested in. Thank you - we're going to start packing right away!
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Jan 24, 2008
 
amy wrote:
please let me know weather belmount or lttle italy is safe place or not
its very safe. although your in the dump that the scumbags have made of the bronx, you would never know it.
mike

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Little Italy in NYC is getting smaller and smaller due to the Chinese, and on top of it, the only people that are Italians down there are the ones who own the restaurants. The cooks are Mexicans. It is nothing but a tourist area. Go to Arthur Ave in the Bronx if you want great food from Italians.
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Boston to Bronx wrote:
All together, this is a great article. DH and I will soon be moving to New York and have been interested in learning more about The Bronx, especially Little Italy.(We're from Boston's North End.) This article gave a great overview of the neighborhood, touching on nearly every aspect a new comer/visitor could be interested in. Thank you - we're going to start packing right away!
Never, ever, but never...base an idea or decision on what Newsday says about any given subject. Hell, didn't they just endorse Hillary for Prez ? God help us all.
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amy wrote:
please let me know weather belmount or lttle italy is safe place or not
it is a safe place...the crime rate is low...i love little italy!!!!!
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“We’re in a great regional location, close to New Jersey, Westchester, Southern Connecticut, 12 minutes from LaGuardia, 30 minutes from JFK,” airport we have it all!!!....
i love the Bronx
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Sabrina wrote:
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it is a safe place...the crime rate is low...i love little italy!!!!!
So do I - love that little italy
My old neighborhood

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The Bronx has come a long way thanks to the skyrocketing real estate costs in NYC and Brooklyn.

I grew up on Crescent Avenue and saw the good and bad

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why would you be proud of the fact that jc penny's and target want to come to the bronx? The Bronx i beautiful because of it's history and culture and community....places like JC Penny only impede upon this history. If I wanted to visit a Costco or Best Buy I can go to any mall in America...
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Amy, trust me...the entire Bronx is safe again!
You should be ashamed of yourself Barbara. You must be talking about The Bronx when it was burning back in the 70s and everyone had written my precious borough off. How dare you say Arthur Avenue is not a safe block? Have you had the opportunity of visiting the Bronx lately? Yea, including your so called "doomed" block Arthur Avenue? If you have, you probably didn't recognized it and just passed right by it! Yea, Barbara my dear, the same Bronx that was burning in the 70s is burning no more! Real estate has gone up since the 70s honey. The average home costing almost 1 million dollars. When stores such as Target, Best Buys, Costco, JC Penney, Macy's and other major department stores decide they want to open new branches, they don't go downtown to your Manhattan anymore sweety, they come to The Bronx. Yes that was not a misprint, I repeat, they come to The Bronx. According to statistics Arthur Avenue is one of the safest streets in New York City. Don't believe me? Do your own research and don't dump on the Bronx, my Bronx, like you do in your Manhattan. Next time, before you condemn an area in my borough that you know nothing about... take your time and do some research. Get true facts. And remember... when your not sure of something.... it's best to keep your mouth shut and be considered an idiot than to oepn it and remove all doubt! How dare you!
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The two block stretch area of Arthur Avenue is still visited by many Italians who cherish specialty ethnic italian food in the Bronx where they grew up, married and left the area. Its a two block stretch with spotty stores of interest within the next three blocks going east for pastries, bread, meats, cheeses and fresh pasta. Mind you it is a three block stretch. You can visit and be out of there in 1 hour or less after shopping.
As far as the Bronx being safe, it is just like any other neighborhood. Be alert in the areas of the south Bronx. You will get no respect driving in the Bronx. Road courtesy is out the window. The drie like they are the only one on the road and actually going nowhere. The worst drivers in New York, especially in the South Bronx. Thank goodness for respect, italian men are cherished and respected to a high degree in all the Bronx. There charisma, sense of humor, good looks and respect towards all women, make them a oddity item to the areas female population of many different ethnic women. If you dress to the 9's, and are italian you are a star in the Bronx. Go to the Bronx zoo and the Botanical garden while there. You can also go to City Island and eat in a waterfront setting while there.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
I grew up on 2008 Hughes Ave at 179th St. and Crotona Ave. and Crotona Park North (Arthur Murphy Houses)
I miss the Bronx and that neighborhood like crazy.
If I had the nerve I'd move back. Unfortunately it's not close enough to a subway and in reality, although Little Italy itself still maintains its appeal, the surrounding area is not particularly safe. It wasn't all that safe in the 50's when I was a kid, either.
N.B. I've lived in Washington, DC for the last 32 years.
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Apr 21, 2008
 
I was two times in NY for visit one of my friend. He live in Morris Heights (Popham Avenue) in Bronx, Maybe is a dangerous area for me (I'm white boy, from Paris), I don't know.
What you think about this area? I came back again this summer in July. I like the Bronx, but in the same time I feel not safe in the street, specially late night, people look-me strange, like I'm crazy to walk around this areas. Is really dangerous or is only my sensation?
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amy wrote:
please let me know weather belmount or lttle italy is safe place or not
no belmont isnt safe. it has the higest crime level and also the higest drop out in the school.
even if its home of LIL ITALY it still is a bad place to live.
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Hi all;
you know, I hear a ton of critisism about the way a place such a s brooklyn is portrayed in "A BRONX TALE." The truth is this came from one mans soul. This was his portrayal of life as he see's or saw it and it was fabulous. Chazz Palminteri plays and writes parts from his deep soul. It is a very hard thing to do, put a story on paper. Weather you want to believe it or not, the parts he plays are from real people in this world. Believe me I know. He is one of the lucky ones that got his stories out there for the world to enjoy see and even critisize. I could only wish for a portion of his success in being a story teller. I have a similar story from Buffalo, NY 70'S & EARLY 80'S. It is called "RETRIBUTION - DEAD MEN TELL NO LIES." (fiction - barnes and noble) I wrote this book also from my heart and soul. I have completed the movie scripts Parts 1 and 2 and only wish I could get it to Chazz to check out. He knows the road I am trying to travel. This man is a great man and has brought to life an era now gone. The neighborhoods are all but a memory, and when some one can bring alive the past and it helps keep it alive in others that is a true gift we must cherish. Like he, I have done that with my Sicilian saga of a kid from Buffalo that has passion, respect, life and courage, But my guy also has a dark streak with his dreams.
Trust me, this will be a film and its a story worth telling. Chazz palmiteri, thank you for all you have done and have inspired, you are a true story teller.
Joe Biondo - Buffalo, NY.
www.myspace.com/retributiondmtnl
Bella

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I thought brooklyn were all the italians hung out.I want to come back there and go to brooklyn and find some family members is it safe there could some one tell me a little about brooklyn and the little italy area? does any one know the (Rendinos)?
Bella

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Do you ever go to brooklyn?if so how is the pizza and pasta there?are ther a lot of italians.

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