2374 Arthur Avenue

Vincent’s Meat Market was founded in 1954 and has been in its present location since 1981. It is family owned and operated, and provides high quality, fresh meat and poultry sourced from reputable farms. It appears as the butcher shop where Marty Piletti works in the film Marty. Filmed almost in a documentary style, Marty is one of the most evocative of all New York City films. Written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Delbert Mann, Marty won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Ernest Borgnine, who starred in the title role, won the Academy Award for Best Actor. The film tells the story of a lonely, middle-aged butcher who lives in Belmont. At the time, the meat market was called Oteri’s Butcher Shop, and in the film, Marty refers to his boss as Mr. Oteri. Marty opens memorably with a shot of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market.

Photo courtesy of Bronx Little Italy.