Although some Bronxites believe this neighborhood was named to honor the 19th century financier August Belmont, it really commemorates the Jacob Lorillard estate, “Belmont.” Philanthropist and Lorillard fortune heiress Catherine Lorillard Wolfe named one of the very first streets to be laid in the area, Arthur Avenue, after President Chester A. Arthur. Today, Belmont is a thriving neighborhood of ethnically diverse businesses and still contains one of the last “Little Italy” communities of New York City. BCHS Educator Angel Hernandez will start the tour at E. Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue. Take the #4 or D train to Fordham Road, and then connect to eastbound buses #9, #12, or #22.
Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members
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