A tiny and iconic NYC neighbourhood, Little Italy comprises a few bustling blocks packed to the brim with colourful decorations, enticing aromas, and Italian restaurants that exude an amusingly kitschy vibe. Little Italy sure is small, and you don’t have to walk far to experience another country altogether—Chinatown is steps away! This neighborhood’s charming peculiarity and lively atmosphere act as Manhattan’s magnet for carbohydrate-craving crowds.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
The View from Little Italy
You will thoroughly enjoy the quiet neighbourhood (Italian restaurants close around 10pm and it becomes quiet) and the ability to get almost anywhere in Manhattan within 20-30 minutes. Along with the Italian and obviously Chinese cuisines, almost any type of cuisine can be found within a 10 minute walk through SoHo or Lower East Side."
As the Sun Sets on Little Italy
The region of Lower Manhattan bordered by the Bowery to the east and Broadway to the west, Houston Street to the north and Canal on its southern boundary was once home to a thriving manufacturing centre. Its very difficult to imagine now but the area once produced everything from horse carriages to lingerie. The legacy of these magnificent factory buildings is wonderful."
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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specialises in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.