Every true New Yorker knows that the real Little Italy is actually in the Bronx. Leave the massive tourist crowds and sugary pizza sauce on Mulberry Street and head to Arthur Avenue for exceptional bakeries, markets and restaurants. Have a need for cheese? Taste the hand-pulled mozzarella and burrata cheeses at Casa Della Mozzarella. For an exceptional veal parmigiana and pasta dishes that will keep your mouth watering, grab dinner at Dominick's. If you need something sweet, get one of the cannolis from Madoni Brothers Bakery.
The former home of J.Lo has much to offer. The very best things to do in the Bronx includes crowd-favorites and beloved New York attractions such as the New York Botanical as well as the homebase of one of America's greatest baseball teams. (That would be Yankee Stadium, folks.) Aside from the heavy hitters, the borough offers excellent Italian restaurants, famous NYC parks and the legendary Bronx Zoo. If you’ve only ever traveled north of Manhattan on the 4 train see the Yankees play before getting the hell out, you should reassess the Bronx and see why so many residents are proud of this unsung hero of a borough.
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