Little Italy, situated in Lower Manhattan, stretches about three blocks and is east of Broadway on Mulberry Street between Canal and Broome Streets. The neighborhood, once settled by Italian immigrants, still offers an Italian ambiance within narrow cobble stoned streets that are interspersed with historic tenements and quaint buildings.
Many of the original buildings grace the sidewalks of the area and sit tall with five or six stories. In fact, the majority of these were erected to house the lower class of the area and typically held four apartments to a level. Italian immigrants began entering New York City in the mid 1800s when life in Italy became too difficult due to unemployment and conditions of poverty. Most of the buildings feature at least one of the following unique facets if not more: ornate cornices, elaborate fire escapes, or glass store fronts on the lower level.
This delightful taste of the old country sits between Chinatown and NoLIta or North of Little Italy, wafting the authentic aromas of Italy through the air. Restaurants, cafes, and bakeries line the streets of Little Italy leaving no doubt as to the origin of the wondrous smells of fresh dough, spicy food, and Italian pastries....more information
Take the #6 subway to the Spring Street station and walk 2 blocks East to Mulberry Street.
Take the N or R to the Prince Street Station and walk 3 blocks East to Mulberry Street.
Take the F or V trains to the Broadway/Lafayette Station and walk 4 blocks East to Mulberry Street.
Take the M103 bus to Grand Street and walk 3 blocks West to Mulberry Street.
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Little Italy Website
Little Italy NYC.com
Venue Visit on 12/11/2011 by Lainey