Street sights in New York City
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Although it feels more like a theme park than an authentic Italian strip, Mulberry St is still the heart of Little Italy. It’s the home of landmarks such as Umberto’s Clam House, where mobster Joey Gallo was shot to death in the ’70s, as well as the old-time Mulberry Street Bar, one of the favorite haunts of the late Frank Sinatra. Just a half–block off of Mulberry is the legendary Ferrara Cafe & Bakery, brimming with classic Italian pastries and old-school ambience. You’ll see lots of red, white and green Italian flags sold in souvenir shops, and you’ll also enjoy the lovely aroma of fresh-baked pastries and pizzas wafting out of doorways. Take a gander at what…
Like Diagon Alley in Harry Potter, the Diamond District is a world unto itself. A frenetic whirl of Hasidic Jewish traders, aggressive hawkers and love-struck couples looking for the perfect rock, its 2600-plus businesses peddle all manner of diamonds, gold, pearls, gemstones and watches. In fact, the strip handles approximately 90% of the cut diamonds sold in the country.
Marilyn, eat your heart out!