May 2024

What’s Up New York
May 16, 2024: NY2C
NY2C is back in the Bronx’s Little Italy visiting Egidio Pastry Shop, Cerini Coffee & Gifts, and Ann & Tony’s. Watch here.

Getting Ready for Skenderbeau Street Fair
May 17, 2024: News 12
The Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu Street Fair will take place this Sunday on Crescent Ave and celebrate Albanian Culture. Bato Coffee & Wine shares they’re proud to be part of this special community and the upcoming festivities. Watch here.

Bronx Week 2024
May 16, 2024: ABC
Along with hundreds of businesses, Mario’s Restaurant entered the 1010 WINS Small Business $10K Challenge. Congratulations to owner Regina on being selected as one of five finalists! Watch here.

Celebrating Albanian culture in the Bronx’s Little Italy
May 15, 2024: Bronx Times
Ahead of the 3rd Annual Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu Street Fair, the Bronx Times visited Albanian-owned business in the community including Bato Coffee & Wine, Dua Gourmet Market, and Proper Pizza. Read more here.

The Drew Barrymore Show
May 14, 2024: FOX
Team members from The Drew Barrymore Show head to Bronx Little Italy and pick up and enjoy gourmet delicacies from Teitel Brothers, Addeo Bakery, and Casa Della Mozzarella. Watch here.

Freshly Baked, Bronx’s sixth dispensary, opens on Arthur Avenue
May 13, 2024: Bronx Times
Freshly Baked NYC, a licensed recreational cannabis dispensary opened on Arthur Avenue. The owner David shares that there has been some pushback against his business, but there are also people who are open minded and also people who are excited. Read more here.

Mere on the Move
May 7, 2024: Yes Network
Come along as the Yes Network and NY Yankees pitcher Clarke Schmidt make mozzarella at Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market and fill cannoli at Gino’s Pastry Shop on East 187th St. Watch here and here.

3rd annual Albanian street fair coming to the Bronx
May 7, 2024: BronxMama
The Annual Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu Street Fair will return to the neighborhood for its third year on Sunday, May 19th to celebrate Albania’s history, tradition, culture, and its connections to Italy. The fair is held in honor of the Albanian military commander and national hero who led a 25-year-long rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.  Read more here.

Bronx Times visits Cka Ka Qellu, one of the three local restaurants on New York Times’ top 100 list
May 2, 2024: Bronx Times
The Albanian restaurant in the Bronx’s Little Italy, Cka Ka Qellu, made the list at #92 – up from #94 last year. The restaurant’s name translates to “whatever we have.” Stepping inside, visitors will be transported to a slower, simpler time, and one of the most popular dishes is the tava kosi. Read more here.

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