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Encyclopedia > Little Italy, Manhattan
Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy.
Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy.

Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italian immigrants. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1210 KB) Summary Street vendors at the annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York City. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 1210 KB) Summary Street vendors at the annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, New York City. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Historically, Little Italy extended as far south as Bayard St, as far north as Bleecker, as far west as Lafayette, and as far east as the Bowery. As Italian-Americans left Manhattan for other boroughs, neighborhoods and suburbs in the middle of the twentieth century, the neighborhood recognizable as Little Italy gradually shrank. Large portions of the neighborhood were absorbed by Chinatown, as immigrants from China and other East Asian countries moved to the area. The northern reaches of Little Italy, near Houston Street, ceased to be recognizably Italian, and eventually became the neighborhood known today as NoLIta, an abbreviation for North of Little Italy. Today, the section of Mulberry Street between Broome and Canal Streets, lined with Italian restaurants popular with tourists, remains distinctly recognizable as Little Italy. Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ... A borough is an administrative division used in various countries. ... Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... Houston Street is a large thoroughfare running east - west through the downtown area of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, one block south of 1st Street. ... Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta (North of Little Italy), is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... In Manhattan, Mulberry Street is the street along which New Yorks shrinking Little Italy is centered. ...

Little Italy in Manhattan on July 9, 2006. One hour after Italy national football team won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin, Germany.
Little Italy in Manhattan on July 9, 2006. One hour after Italy national football team won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin, Germany.

The Feast of San Gennaro is a large street fair, lasting 11 days, that takes place every September along Mulberry Street between Houston Street and Canal Street. Image File history File linksMetadata Littleitaly_worldcup. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Littleitaly_worldcup. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First international Italy 6 - 2 France (Milan, Italy; 15 May 1910) Largest win Italy 9 - 0 USA (Brentford, England; 2 August 1948) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 Italy (Budapest, Hungary; 6 April 1924) World Cup Appearances 16 (First in 1934) Best result Winners, 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006 European Championship Appearances... Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen federal states of Germany. ... The Feast of San Gennaro is an annual celebration of Italian culture and the Italian-American community in New York City. ...


Other Italian American neighborhoods in New York City include Little Italy of the Bronx (on Arthur Avenue, in the Fordham section of The Bronx), Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, Howard Beach, Queens, and the whole borough of Staten Island, where 44.5% of the population is of Italian ancestry. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the site of one of New York Citys Little Italies, in the Fordham section of the Bronx. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Bensonhurst Embankment is a common walkplace in (Bensonhurst) Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Staten Island, in yellow, lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ...


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Little Italy, Manhattan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, once known for its large population of Italian immigrants.
Historically, Little Italy extended as far south as Bayard St, as far north as Bleecker, as far west as Lafayette, and as far east as the Bowery.
As Italian-Americans left Manhattan for other boroughs and the suburbs in the middle of the Twentieth Century, the neighborhood recognizable as Little Italy gradually shrank.
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