Named for the mulberry farms that once stood here, Mulberry St is now better known as the meat in Little Italy's sauce. It's an animated...
Italian American Museum
This humble museum offers a random mishmash of historical objects documenting early Italian life in NYC, from Sicilian marionettes to...
Lurking behind an unmarked door is this intimate, cavernous cocktail den, with its festive, 'garden-party' backyard one of the best...
It was inside this Little Italy restaurant, formerly Umberto's Clam House, that 'Crazy Joe' Gallo was gunned down on 2 April 1972, an...
Little Italy information
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.