Leana’s Hunts Point Guidebook

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Leana’s Hunts Point Guidebook

Hunts Point Food Scene
Just outside of the house
Tea, coffee, beer, sangria, sandwiches, wings, pizza, etc. Our neighborhood's unofficial community center. Now with cool outdoor seating thanks to a donation from Beyonce! (seriously!) Lots of live music, karaoke, DJs, poetry slams, arts, and other fun events.
Boogie Down Grind
868 Hunts Point Avenue
Tea, coffee, beer, sangria, sandwiches, wings, pizza, etc. Our neighborhood's unofficial community center. Now with cool outdoor seating thanks to a donation from Beyonce! (seriously!) Lots of live music, karaoke, DJs, poetry slams, arts, and other fun events.
Tasty seafood - fast food
Crab Du Jour Cajun Seafood Boil
925 Hunts Point Avenue
Tasty seafood - fast food
Our friendly neighborhood Chinese takeout spot.
Xin Ya
898 Hunts Point Avenue
Our friendly neighborhood Chinese takeout spot.
The best tamales in the Bronx!
City Tamale, Hunts Point
1316 Oak Point Avenue
The best tamales in the Bronx!
Neighborhood Puerto Rican and Dominican spot
Georgina
1003 East 163rd Street
Neighborhood Puerto Rican and Dominican spot
Parks
Small local park on the Bronx River. Summers they have rowing from 1-6 pm on Saturdays with a guide. Once a month they have sailing (Check out Rock the Boat). There is a splash pad in the summer (water feature to cool off/run through the sprinklers). Picnic tables, places to sit, grill, etc.
Hunts Point Riverside Park
1409 Lafayette Avenue
Small local park on the Bronx River. Summers they have rowing from 1-6 pm on Saturdays with a guide. Once a month they have sailing (Check out Rock the Boat). There is a splash pad in the summer (water feature to cool off/run through the sprinklers). Picnic tables, places to sit, grill, etc.
Lovely park with a path for walking for exercise. Has historic cemetery in the middle of it.
Joseph Rodman Drake Park & Enslaved African Burial Ground
Lovely park with a path for walking for exercise. Has historic cemetery in the middle of it.
The gem of the South Bronx. Such a gorgeous park. Manhattan skyline views, bike and walking trails, playgrounds, track, baseball and soccer fields, outdoor amphitheater, etc.
Soundview Park
The gem of the South Bronx. Such a gorgeous park. Manhattan skyline views, bike and walking trails, playgrounds, track, baseball and soccer fields, outdoor amphitheater, etc.
Nice park with Manhattan skyline views which also features a pool on a barge in the East River in the summer, and a splash pad.
Barretto Point Park
Viele Avenue
Nice park with Manhattan skyline views which also features a pool on a barge in the East River in the summer, and a splash pad.
Baseball fields, with a nice track for running/walking. Also has picnic tables and seating, a playground and a splash pad (summer water feature).
Julio Carballo Fields
758 Manida Street
Baseball fields, with a nice track for running/walking. Also has picnic tables and seating, a playground and a splash pad (summer water feature).
Quirky urban park on the Bronx river nearby. Nice seating, community garden, river views.
Concrete Plant Park
Quirky urban park on the Bronx river nearby. Nice seating, community garden, river views.
Lovely park along the Bronx River with walking paths and soccer/baseball fields.
Starlight Park
1490 Sheridan Expy
Lovely park along the Bronx River with walking paths and soccer/baseball fields.
This park may not look open, but you can go through the open area in the gate. Fishing pier, great views of the East River.
Hunts Point Landing
2 Farragut Street
This park may not look open, but you can go through the open area in the gate. Fishing pier, great views of the East River.
Big park + swimming pool + tennis courts and more
Crotona Park
Crotona Park East
Big park + swimming pool + tennis courts and more
Grocery stores
Closest options - on the corner/a few blocks from the house.
Groceries! Big grocery store next to the subway, about a 6 minute walk from the house.
Food Fair Fresh Market
1065 East 163rd Street
Groceries! Big grocery store next to the subway, about a 6 minute walk from the house.
Nearby grocery store.
Food Universe Marketplace
724 Hunts Point Avenue
Nearby grocery store.
In typical NYC style - you have to have a nearby bodega. This is ours on the corner! Typical bodega (fully stocked) with deli counter.
Hunts Point Deli Grocery Inc.
848 Hunts Point Avenue
In typical NYC style - you have to have a nearby bodega. This is ours on the corner! Typical bodega (fully stocked) with deli counter.
Other Bronx highlights
Outside of Hunts Point, but worth a visit!
Bronx beach on the Long Island sound with nice walking trails and plenty of green space.
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Orchard Beach
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Bronx beach on the Long Island sound with nice walking trails and plenty of green space.
A highlight of any visit to NYC.
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Jardin botanique de New York
2900 Southern Blvd
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A highlight of any visit to NYC.
Cathedral of Baseball - just 20 minutes door to door (well the bus stop is a block away on Hunts Point Ave) on the Bx6 bus.
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Yankee Stadium
1 East 161st Street
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Cathedral of Baseball - just 20 minutes door to door (well the bus stop is a block away on Hunts Point Ave) on the Bx6 bus.
NYC's official Little Italy. So many delicious places to eat/buy Italian food/fresh meats, cheeses, etc.
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Arthur Avenue
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NYC's official Little Italy. So many delicious places to eat/buy Italian food/fresh meats, cheeses, etc.
The biggest park in NYC.
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Pelham Bay Park
Watt Avenue
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The biggest park in NYC.
Celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip hop.
Universal Hip Hop Museum
Celebrates and preserves the history of local and global hip hop.
Local beer + snacks.
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The Bronx Brewery
856 East 136th Street
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Local beer + snacks.
The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States by area, comprising 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats on the Bronx River.
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Zoo du Bronx
2300 Southern Blvd
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The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States by area, comprising 265 acres of park lands and naturalistic habitats on the Bronx River.
90+ year old beautiful Catholic Church.
St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
2969 Otis Avenue
90+ year old beautiful Catholic Church.
Arguably the best pizza in the Bronx.
Louie & Ernie's Pizza
1300 Crosby Avenue
Arguably the best pizza in the Bronx.
Fun rooftop with music, food and dancing if you'd like!
Zona De Cuba
558 Grand Concourse
Fun rooftop with music, food and dancing if you'd like!
Beautiful park in Riverdale.
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Wave Hill
675 W 252nd St
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Beautiful park in Riverdale.
Italian grocery store with delectable meats, cheese, olives, olive oil, etc. galore! Top quality ingredients to create your own feast/snack.
Teitel Brothers
2372 Arthur Avenue
Italian grocery store with delectable meats, cheese, olives, olive oil, etc. galore! Top quality ingredients to create your own feast/snack.
Cute old Italian fisherman's village with tasty seafood.
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City Island
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Cute old Italian fisherman's village with tasty seafood.
Local brewery
Gun Hill Brewing Company
3227 Laconia Avenue
Local brewery
Bookstore
Bookstore + cafe/bar
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The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Ave
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Bookstore + cafe/bar
South Bronx Restaurant Favorites
Fabulous restaurants just outside of Hunts Point + most have delivery available!
Delicious sushi and pan-Asian dishes (pad thai, etc.)
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Ceetay
129 Alexander Avenue
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Delicious sushi and pan-Asian dishes (pad thai, etc.)
Delicious Mexican & Central American food.
Seis Vecinos
640 Prospect Avenue
Delicious Mexican & Central American food.
Tasty food and fun environment. GREAT MUSIC! Outdoor dining available. Food leans Southern, but Latin & Asian infused. It's "a nod to the neighborhood’s roots in hip-hop, graffiti art, and soul food."
Beatstro
Tasty food and fun environment. GREAT MUSIC! Outdoor dining available. Food leans Southern, but Latin & Asian infused. It's "a nod to the neighborhood’s roots in hip-hop, graffiti art, and soul food."
Tasty and colorful Mex/Tex-Mex eatery.
Mexicosina
503 Jackson Ave
Tasty and colorful Mex/Tex-Mex eatery.
BBQ baby!!
Hudson Smokehouse
37 Bruckner Boulevard
BBQ baby!!
Healthy fare.
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Mottley Kitchen
402 E 140th St
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Healthy fare.
Sweet little Mexican spot.
La Cueva Fonda
835 E 152nd St
Sweet little Mexican spot.
Tasty traditional Mexican spot with incredible owners who constantly help the community/fight for social justice.
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La Morada
308 Willis Avenue
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Tasty traditional Mexican spot with incredible owners who constantly help the community/fight for social justice.
All-American fare: leans Southern though.
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Charlies Bar & Kitchen
112 Lincoln Avenue
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All-American fare: leans Southern though.
Local hamburger joint.
Milk Burger
148 Bruckner Blvd
Local hamburger joint.
Fun new bar - just opened!
Bar 47
47 Bruckner Boulevard
Fun new bar - just opened!
Need your quick fast-food Puerto Rican fix? Here you go.
La Isla Cuchifrito
276 East 149th Street
Need your quick fast-food Puerto Rican fix? Here you go.
Smoothies and more.
Freshly Made
2535 3rd Ave
Smoothies and more.
Pizza restaurant. I haven't been, but Eater says, "This slightly upscale, spacious pizzeria at the corner of Alexander Avenue and East 134th Street is the place to go when a run-of-the-mill pizza won’t do. Options include a jerk chicken pizza with vodka sauce and mozzarella, and a four cheese one with parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and fontina. There’s also a wide selection of pastas, wings, and sandwiches on deck."
Monte's Brick Oven
136 Alexander Ave
Pizza restaurant. I haven't been, but Eater says, "This slightly upscale, spacious pizzeria at the corner of Alexander Avenue and East 134th Street is the place to go when a run-of-the-mill pizza won’t do. Options include a jerk chicken pizza with vodka sauce and mozzarella, and a four cheese one with parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and fontina. There’s also a wide selection of pastas, wings, and sandwiches on deck."
Old school Italian restaurant that has been around for decades (at least since the 1980s?). Eater says, "It’s been several decades since parts of Mott Haven were still an Italian immigrant enclave, but this cavernous and comfortable restaurant is a holdover from that time period. Founded by three brothers, the old-fashioned Italian restaurant is a throwback to the bustling markets that once existed in the neighborhood, and its focus is seafood and pizza. The fried calamari is formidable, and so is the scungilli salad, but make sure the meal starts with baked clams, and take a hero home."
The Original Venice Restaurant
772 E 149th St
Old school Italian restaurant that has been around for decades (at least since the 1980s?). Eater says, "It’s been several decades since parts of Mott Haven were still an Italian immigrant enclave, but this cavernous and comfortable restaurant is a holdover from that time period. Founded by three brothers, the old-fashioned Italian restaurant is a throwback to the bustling markets that once existed in the neighborhood, and its focus is seafood and pizza. The fried calamari is formidable, and so is the scungilli salad, but make sure the meal starts with baked clams, and take a hero home."
French-Mex
Maisonetta
141 Lincoln Avenue
French-Mex
Beer Garden + food
Bricks & Hops
65 Bruckner Blvd
Beer Garden + food
I haven't been yet, but it's on my list! "The Bistro offers cozy date night ambiance to casual morning breakfast, weekend boozy brunch, afternoon lunch, and family fun. Our variety of wines and mixed drinks are deliciously prepared, for local and international tastebuds."
iNINE Bistro
53 Bruckner Boulevard
I haven't been yet, but it's on my list! "The Bistro offers cozy date night ambiance to casual morning breakfast, weekend boozy brunch, afternoon lunch, and family fun. Our variety of wines and mixed drinks are deliciously prepared, for local and international tastebuds."
The BEST Puerto Rican food in the South Bronx!
Lechonera La Piraña
766 East 152nd Street
The BEST Puerto Rican food in the South Bronx!
Empanadas
Empanology
2407 3rd Ave
Empanadas
"Cozy spot resembling an old port tavern offering Italian fare, local draft beers & outdoor seating"
Porto Salvo
424 E 161st St
"Cozy spot resembling an old port tavern offering Italian fare, local draft beers & outdoor seating"
Taco spot!
Jalisco Tacos Mexican Restaurant
214 St Ann's Ave
Taco spot!
"Hearty Mexican food favorites & aguas frescas served in a cozy, colorful space with a jukebox."
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Xochimilco
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"Hearty Mexican food favorites & aguas frescas served in a cozy, colorful space with a jukebox."
Delivery Favorites
This in Harlem, but available on uber eats for delivery to our house. The best freaking pizza! Coal oven and in business since 1933!
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Patsy's Pizzeria
2287 1st Avenue
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This in Harlem, but available on uber eats for delivery to our house. The best freaking pizza! Coal oven and in business since 1933!
Baked goods! Nearly 85 years since Joseph Zaro came to America, they're now a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business.
Zaro's Family Bakery
1309 Metropolitan Ave
Baked goods! Nearly 85 years since Joseph Zaro came to America, they're now a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business.