Tour Little Italy on the SusanSez Arthur Avenue Walkabout
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Get to know the real New York City -- take your pick of four specialized SusanSez NYC Walkabouts that explore different neighborhoods, going off the beaten path and getting into the little nooks and crannies that only locals know. Visit the specialty food and gift shops and restaurants of New York's real "Little Italy" on the Arthur Avenue Walkabout. The Knitting Crawl Walkabout takes you to the most unique knitting shops, bead and trimming shops and galleries throughout Manhattan. The Astoria Walkabout explores the international food delights of Queens, and the Lower East Side Walkabout explores the history of the funky area, from its immigrant past to its hip and trendy present. Learn More
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Excellent Tour on the "Other" Little Italy!
Susan is a great tour guide! Her walking tour of Arthur Avenue in The Bronx was very entertaining and very informative. We enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
We met at Grand Central Terminal, talked some, then boarded the Metro North to Fordham Road in The Bronx. Our walking tour started and we wound our way to a wonderful selection of restaurants, bakeries and shops! We got to try everything from breads and snacks to pasta and pizza.
Susan gave us a three-hour tour, even though her website said it was a two-hour tour. There is a lot of walking, and even more standing. So, keep that in consideration. There were those who needed a break, and Susan made it easy for them to find a place to take a rest and then rejoin us later.
Highlights included seeing a coal-fired brick oven for bread baking, and visiting Mike's Deli, made famous in their Eggplant Parmigiana Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
We met lots of great people, enjoyed many excellent presentations, and had many great samples of food.
This is a great tour, and Susan is a great guide!
Once the home of the landed gentry (the Lorillards of tobacco fame), the Little Italy section of the Bronx became a mecca for Italian immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century. They came to build the Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo; a visit to either is a great way to enhance your day in the Bronx.
Points along the tour:
- See the work of one of the most talented stone cutters of his day, Attilio Piccarilli, creator of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Visit The Arthur Avenue Retail Market: the first enclosed market in the city.
- See the cigar rollers at La Casa Grande Tobacco Co. -- favorite of the cast of the Sopranos, Rudy Guiliani and many other cigar afficionados.
- Visit the corner where Dion and the Belmonts sang a cappella.
- Visit multiple unique food shops and taste some of their special treats.
- Witness a cheese-making demonstration.