About Little Italy
Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan New York City. It was once known for its large population of Italians. Today the neighborhood consists of only a few Italian stores and restaurants. Little Italy holds cultural events throughout the year, including The Feast of San Gennaro, Carnevale, Columbus Day and various Christmas events. Both the Hudson River and East River are equal distance from Little Italy, and both provide a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. There are countless amenities in the vicinity, including restaurants, coffee shops, bars, retail outlets, museums, banks, libraries and convenience stores.
Setting up your business here
Listed as a historic district, Little Italy has many cultural spots, but its main economy is situated around restaurants and cultural stores. This brings in money for locals, and offers tourists the opportunity to experience the feel of Italy, in the USA. The restaurants in Little Italy are some of the most raved about Italian eateries in the country. There are many networking opportunities in the surrounding areas, and public transport is accessed easily, and provides links throughout the district.
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Things to do in Little Italy
There are many cultural experiences to enjoy in Little Italy. The Feast of San Gennaro is a large street fair, which lasts 11 days. It takes place every September along Mulberry Street, between Houston and Canal Streets. The festival is an annual celebration of Italian culture and the Italian-American community. There are various other festivals which can be seen throughout the year, and attract large turnouts. Little Italy and Nolita are both prime shopping destinations, with a wide range of retail outlets nearby. There are various Mafia landmarks that are of great interest to many people. There is a wide choice of Italian eateries in the area, including Il Cortile and Novella, both of which are very popular with professionals and locals alike. Gold Bar is known for its extensive drinks list, and Baby Grand is an intimate gallery with a bar.
- Subway: Canal Street Station, Bowery Station
- Railway: World Trade Center Station
- Nearest freeway: I-78
- Nearest airports: LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport
- Other: All major bus routes served nearby