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3 New York Neighborhoods Tour : Soho Chinatown and Little Italy Tour
"The 3 Neighborhoods Tour will give you a unique insight into three very different places in Manhattan. We start in Soho one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods. Learn about the area's real estate and how this area became on of the most expensive places to live on the island. Stroll into the heart of Soho and see some of the most posh bakeries shops and restaurants that Soho has to offer. We then walk down Greene Street and talk about why Soho has such unique and beautiful architecture. See the Haughwout Building and the Old Police Station before we head to our next neighborhood.We make a qu gelato pizza and more! Mingle with locals and get the inside scoop about famous spots on Mulberry Street.Chinatown is our last neighborhood. Visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple and get a peek of the 16-foot Golden Buddha. We pass the Manhattan Bridge and walk
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
"Discover two ethnic and delicious NYC neighborhoods Chinatown and Little Italy on this three hour food and walking tour. You will begin your tour in Little Italy where you will meet your guide at the well-known and historic pasticceria Ferrara's Bakery and Café. Your friendly guide will provide you with an in-depth introduction to the neighborhood and an overview of the tour while you enjoy Ferrara's ever famous cannoli. From there you will explore the mom and pop specialty shops of Li sampling tastings such as fresh mozzarella with prosciutto imported Italian cheeses and olives and fresh pasta. Your guide will make sure to engage you in the history of these local shops and ensure that you learn all about the foods that you are tasting. Once you have sampled some of the best foods that Little Chinatown. Once you enter this new ""continent"" you will soon see the vibrant colors of this neighborhood hear the Chinese language and feel immersed. Your guide will lead you to the oldest dim sum restaurant where you will have a unique sit-down dim sum dining experience
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Little Italy Chinatown Walking Tour""SoHo Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour""Meet your tour guide and group on Spring Street in SoHo to begin your on-foot exploration of three of Lower Manhattan’s most interesting neighborhoods which have been both gritty and glamorous throughout the years. They are also home to excellent food and depending on availability on the day of your tour
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Italian American Museum

The Italian American Museum is in the heart of NYC's Little Italy, at the intersection of Mulberry and Grand Streets. This building once housed the "Banco Stabile" which was found in 1885 to offer Italian immigrants financial services, including telegraph, post office, notary public, travel ticket, et. al. services. And just as important, the bank's lingua franca was Italian, at a time when most immigrants understood very little English. The Museum is an attempt to tell the story of Italian immigration to our beloved Republic.

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Mar 20, 2015

Little Italy is a good place to go for some free s

...No, I'm not talking about street performers. I'm talking about the Italian men outside of their restaurants beckoning everyone to come in and have a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. I love these guys' spirit, attitude, the whole package. Amazingly fun dudes.

There's also cool street art all over the place, and I bought a nice B&W photo of McSorely's Ale House from an amateur photographer on the street.

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Dec 20, 2013

A slice of Italy...

...or more like it, a slice of little southern Italy, as the first Italian settlers in this area were from Italy's southern regions.

The area beams with the smells, flavors and colors of Italy with lots of restaurants and boutiques. Interestingly, it is next to Chinatown, with which it competes for scarce real estate space - no surprises on who's winning! This means you could have delicious dimsum as your antipasti and move next door for the main course and dessert!

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Sep 29, 2012

Little Italy is disappearing

During our visits to Little Italy in NYC over the past 35 years, we have noticed that it seems to be shrinking at the growth of Chinatown. This most recent visit proved to be no exception as some of our favourite spots have vanished or moved our of the area. Fortunately Mulberry St still offers some fine cannolis and hand rolled cigars, which can be enjoyed at any number of wonderful patio eateries that were still going strong on New Years eve.

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Jan 02, 2012
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A great tour of Little Italy and Chinatown

Took a yummy tour of Chinatown and Little Italy. Learned about the history of both neighborhoods, was provided with lots of dining recommendations and along the tour we stopped at various locations to sample some tasty foods. In Little Italy we tried cannolis (and I don't like cannolis but this one was out of this world) and we also tasted some fresh homemade mozzarella with prosciutto... wow! The guide was knowledgeable and personable.

Aug 25, 2011


One of the best places to eat in little Italy is a small cigar bar called "Florio's". It is located at 192 Grand Street, NY NY. Little Italy. There website is Its a great place, is it also the only smoker friendly restuarant left in NY City, or at least the only one that publicly say its smoker friendly. Smoker or not though, the food at this joint is amazing and will give you a great taste of this historic neighborhood.

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Apr 04, 2011

Little Italy

Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italians. Chinatown, has encroached on much of Little Italy and Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal Streets, is all that is left of the old Italian neighborhood. The street is lined with some two-dozen Italian restaurants popular with tourists, and seemingly very few locals.

The Feast of San Gennaro is a large street fair, lasting 11 days, in September along Mulberry Street. We find that it just gets too crowded, loud & the food isn't as good.

Il Palazzo at 151 Mulberry Street , is our favorite Italian Restaurant. We enjoy sitting at a table on the sidewalk on a nice day or inside the garden room. The service is impeccable, food consistently good and prices reasonable.

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Jan 16, 2010

Italian American Museum

In the fall of 2008, the New York Times ran a lengthy account of the creation of the Italian American Museum at 155 Mulberry Street, the southwest corner of the intersection of Mulberry and Grand Streets, in Little Italy. I'm a New Yorker, but I finally got to visit it only last week. Although other posts declare that "Little Italy" is shrinking, the directors of this interesting museum plan to enlarge it. At present, the exhibit is limited to a corner former bank, the Stabile Bank, Francesco Stabile being the founder in 1885. When I visited, the suggested donation was $5. I spent an interesting 35 minutes viewing one video (10 minutes) and looking at the displays on several topics: currency, passports, bank papers, personal letters (one threatening harm), photos. In sum, it is a good exhibit, but limited. The staff was most knowledgeable, unlike many museums where the staff are mere guards. Phone 212-965-9000, but you may get only a recording. The museum is CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Jul 14, 2009

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Parnoramic View of Little Italy

If you feel like Italian, you can't go wrong going to Mulberry St. in Little Italy.

You can go to this website site to see a complete panoramic view of all the stores in Little Italy:

Jul 13, 2009

Visit Little Italy

It was a great experience for me to visit Little Italy, being Italian and all! We had some great food at La Nonna and I even snapped my picture with the conceirge! Little Italy has some great quirks about it. (Note: the fire hydrants and parking meters are painted with the Italian flag!) So cute!!

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Feb 29, 2008

Very little indeed

I had always thought of Little Italy as being a real area in New York, a neighbourhood with a unique Italian background and style... Well, it's not more than two streets (Mulberry and Grand Street) and these consist basically only of restaurants and now and then an Italian grocery store. Apparently, the restaurants are quite good and rather inexpensive - most guidebooks mention them somehow as a good place to get Italian food. I didn't try them, but I certainly will next time in New York.

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Jan 06, 2008

Dining out in Little Italy

I'd heard from many people that Little Italy more or less was a tourist trap and that it was not worth the detour, but I was still curious to see it. I guess most people are disappointed to see how small Little Italy has become - most of the Italian families of old have now moved to different residential areas throughout the city, and what is now refered to as "Little Italy" is a small commercial strip punctuated by restaurants and souvenir shops. But still, having no expectations whatsoever, I did enjoy my short visit to "Lita" - I thought all the sidewalk terraces were quite charming, and we ended up going for an early dinner in one of the many restaurants located on Mulberry Street. It wasn't necessarily the best Italian meal I've ever had, but it was still quite good, not expensive at all, and the atmosphere of the place turned this into a really pleasant experience!

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Dec 11, 2007

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Getting to Little Italy


Little Italy, New York, NY 10013


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