Welcome to Fordham/Belmont

An easy subway ride away

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Fordham/Belmont

Botanical garden observatory

A little about Fordham/Belmont

Bronx neighborhoods Belmont and Fordham are just an easy subway ride up from Manhattan—and once visitors arrive there, they'll find plenty to do and see. Belmont's main commercial thoroughfare, Arthur Avenue, is the Bronx's Little Italy. The area is packed with charming restaurants and markets that hold virtually every old-world specialty imaginable. Culinary highlights on Arthur Avenue include Madonia Brothers Bakery, where you can find some of the neighborhood's most famous cannoli; Zero Otto Nove, which serves up Neapolitan-style pizza and is named after its founder's area code in Salerno, Italy; and Cosenza's Fish Market, whose offerings include $1 oysters at an open-air raw bar. Finally, the Arthur Avenue Retail Market is a paradise of hand-rolled cigars, cured meats, local beer and more.

The history of Fordham/Belmont

The name Fordham was given by John Archer, a Dutch settler who had anglicized his name, when he established a community at 225th Street near the Harlem River in 1666.Alternatively, Fordham (house by the ford) originated as either as a reference to its location near a shallow crossing of the Bronx River or as a reference to Rev. John Fordham, an Anglican priest n the 18th century, the Kings Road went through Old Fordham Village, an area of rural estates and small farms, linking Colonial New York and towns and villages north toward Boston. It was a minor rest stop for travelers and coaches, where many springs fed The Mill Brook that crossed this road. Fordham was a predominantly middle class White (of Irish and Jewish origins) neighborhood, from the 1920s through the late 1970s, when many families moved to the suburbs or retired to Florida. Belmont was formerly a portion of Fordham and South Fordham.

 

Businesses in Fordham/Belmont

Here is a collection of Fordham/Belmont businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Bronx Zoo

Entertainment

The world’s largest urban zoo

 

New York Botanical Garden

Entertainment

One of the greatest botanical gardens in the world

 

Diamond Dazzlers

Jewelry

Specializes in men's and ladies' watches

 

Artuso's Pastry Shop

Restaurants

From our family to yours, Thank You!

 

Dominick's Restaurant

Restaurants

A classic casual Italian eatery

 

Fordham Restaurant

Restaurants

Traditional diner with daily specials

 

La Estrella Restaurant

Restaurants

Authentic Latin food

 

Tenochtitlan Taqueria

Restaurants

Amazing carnitas and al pastor tacos

 

Vinnys Famous Pizza

Restaurants

The heart of the neighborhood

 

Arthur Avenue Cigars

Shopping

We can guarantee a fresh cigar

 

Perfumania

Shopping

Genuine designer fragrances, bath/ body, cosmetics and skin care prod

 

Pretty Girl

Shopping

Offering affordable Juniors/Plus,shoes, & accessories.

 

Urban Terrain

Shopping

Great brands, great selection