Nolita is located in the borough of Manhattan and is composed of the area south of Hudson Street, between Bowery and Lafayette Street, with Broome Street at its southern border. It was once the northern part of Little Italy and the name - Nolita - stands for north of Little Italy, a phrase that was coined by real-estate brokers seeking to distinguish the area. There are many new retail boutiques and businesses in Nolita, as well as several remaining 19th century historic landmarks, such as St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and the Puck Building.
Office space within this upscale district is limited and therefore highly coveted. Nolita is close to Lafayette Street, Bowery and landmarks such as the New York Mercantile Library, Astor Library and Federal Plaza. The area is primarily composed of niche businesses that highlight the area’s Italian heritage.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Nolita has a wide selection of Italian restaurants and pizzerias to choose from, as well as the critically acclaimed Italian deli, Parm. Other favorites include the Middle Eastern Balaboosta and the Mexican restaurant Tacombi at Fonda Nolita. Every year the locals celebrate the Italian Feast of San Gennaro on Elizabeth Street, which has been depicted in major films.
The area is served by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Six trains. The nearest subway stations are Spring Street and Bowery Ballroom. Taxis are also available throughout the district, the minimum metered taxi fare being $2.50, which increases by 50 cents every fifth of a mile. Nolita is located 10 miles southwest of LaGuardia International Airport, which provides regional flights and international connections to Canada and the Caribbean isles. The area is also 18 miles northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport, providing further international departures to Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Caribbean isles.