Little Italy

Little Italy information

Location
New York City , USA
Getting there
Subway: N/Q/R, J/Z, 6 to Canal St; B/D to Grand St
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This once-strong Italian neighborhood (film director Martin Scorsese grew up on Elizabeth St) saw an exodus in the mid-20th century when many of its residents moved to more suburban neighborhoods in Brooklyn and beyond. Today, it's mostly concentrated on Mulberry St between Broome and Canal Sts, a stretch packed with checkerboard tablecloths and (mainly mediocre) Italian fare. If you’re in town in late September, be sure to check out the raucous San Gennaro Festival , which honors the patron saint of Naples.