New York Little Italy area

In Lower Manhattan you will find the Italian/American influenced neighborhood – Little Italy. More than 40 thousand Italians used to live in Little Italy-hence the name of the area and you’ll be happy to know that it is where the Corleone family from “The Godfather” are from. Home to over 30 Italian restaurants as well as bakeries and deli’s, this neighborhood is not only about the food! Near Little Italy there are many buildings of great architectural beauty that are worth checking out!

Things to do near Little Italy in New York

Being in Little Italy almost stands equal to having a memorable time in New York. However, after wandering around there for some time and having explored most of the area, you might want something different. Then head to the next neighborhood! Another ethnic neighborhood that boarders Little Italy is Chinatown. Are you a fan of Chinese food? Well this is the place to be. This New York attraction has lots of Chinese restaurants which offer various kinds of Chinese ethnic foods as well as many famous building and landmarks including the Mahayana temple with its 5 meter high golden Buddha.

When you head south east, from Little Italy, about 0.2 miles further you will find The Bowery. Also located between Chinatown and the Lower East Side, The Bowery features the Avant Garde art collection of Peanut Gallery and the New Museum on Prince Street.

If you feel like you haven’t had enough of an Italian experience then you have the option of walking north to find Nolita. This area, that used to be part of Little Italy is home to great New York attractions like St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Puck Building that opened in 1885 and was designed by Albert and Herman Wagner in a Romanesque Revival style. Find out more about things to see in New York around the Lower East Side by watching our special video guides.

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