If great Main Streets were measured by food alone, Arthur Avenue would occupy the top spot of every list. Located between 184th and 188th Streets in the Bronx, it’s an old-school Italian enclave jammed with the most delicious pasta
, and meats
you’ve ever tasted in your life. Of course, what the block lacks in picturesque Victorian homes, it makes up for in humanity and history; Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack used to frequent its cozy shops, and tourists visit from all over to sample its wares (though, it remains far less crowded than other New York hotspots).
Don’t want to spend the entire day chowing down? Stroll over to nearby Bronx Zoo, or take the subway a few blocks to Yankee Stadium for a doubleheader.