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Little Italy, NYC neighborhood guide

Follow our guide to the best attractions in Little Italy, NYC, including prime shopping and dining experiences

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Here’s a brief history lesson: Immigrants from Naples and Sicily ventured to Little Italy, NYC in the 1880s, and the area once stretched from Canal to Houston Streets, between Lafayette Street and the Bowery. Nowadays the strong Italian presence shrunk down to the blocks surrounding Mulberry Street—Mama Mia! Regardless, ethnic pride still remains during the annual Feast of San Gennaro. And you can’t beat the authentic pasta dishes at some tasty Italian restaurants. The food is not the only draw—some of the trendiest clothing stores in the city are located on Mulberry Street, not to mention some of the best bars in NYC.

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Ray C
Ray C

Bordered by Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca, and NoHo, the Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods could not be any more different but are both located in less than two-tenths of a square mile area. While both neighborhoods have their own extremely different historical backgrounds, today both are classified as one historic district. Those who are interested in learning more about the history behind each neighborhood can visit Italian American Museum or the Museum of Chinese in America located in each respective neighborhood.


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