Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church lies at the geographical center of Belmont at the corner of Belmont Avenue and 187th Street in the Bronx. The above street scene of 187th Street in front of Mt. Carmel Church was the setting for A Bronx Tale which starred Robert DeNiro. The corner directly diagonal from the Church has been designated by New York City as "Doo Wop" corner since it was here in the 1950s that "Dion and the Belmonts" first began to vocalize.
Since Belmont is directly south of Fordham's Rose Hill Campus and within easy walking distance, many graduate students choose to live in the neighborhood.
The area is know for its fine Italian restaurants and open markets, as well as its many street festivals (below).