When most people think of Little Italy, they often picture Lower Manhattan. On Friday afternoon, however, members of Wheatley’s Italian Club discovered that Arthur Avenue (in the Bronx) is the real Little Italy—filled with authentic edible Italian treasures!
Accompanied by Mrs. Susan Vasselman and Mr. Robert Gadamowitz, 29 Wheatley Students had the opportunity to meet various vendors, varying in novelty shops, delis, pastas shops, bread and pastry shops and an indoor food market and experience their specialties. The students were warmly greeted by the owner of Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. He gave us a demo on the different cheeses he makes at his store and a lesson how they how they should be served.
A further appreciation for the Italian culture was had by all. Many students cannot wait to go back with their families and show them what a great corner of the Bronx this place truly is.
[Thanks to Mrs. Vasselman for the photos and the write-up!]