Get ready to fall in love with one of America's most fascinating neighborhoods--the Belmont section of the Bronx! "Little Italy" with sumptuous foods to enjoy from its fine restaurants, cafes and retail marketplaces. Where generations of Italian-American families have lived, worked and played while sustaining great pride in their culture and history. All of its vitality is here to see and enjoy including its churches, shops, theater and genuine old-world hospitality.
But wait, there's more! This energized community is literally surrounded by some of New York's most famous landmarks. Within walking distance is the internationally acclaimed Bronx Zoo, headquarters for the Wildlife Conservation Society, where you can get close-up and personal with more than 4,000 animals, explore JungleWorld, a tropical Asian rain forest, and visit gorillas in the 6.5 acre Congo Gorilla Forest.
Across the street is The New York Botanical Garden. One of the largest of its kind in the world,it boasts the nation's most beautiful Victorian-dome glass house, 47 full gardens, seasonal floral shows and an interactive Children's Adventure Garden.
Cross the street and enter the academic world of Fordham University---one of the country's most distinguished learning institutions offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Experience all the warmth and hospitality of Belmont, the cultural treasure of the Bronx.
The LDC goal for the future is to build upon our past and continue to provide diverse housing and business opportunities for Belmont community residents. The LDC philosophy for the future is one of developing a community by not ignoring any of its vital components. Though economic and housing development are our signature services, we plan to continue to cooperate and interact with religious, social, educational, law enforcement and numerous other dedicated institutions that can make our community a better place to live, work and play.