Little Italy is Manhattan’s Italian neighbourhood. Situated to the north of Canal Street, the neighbourhood was predominantly inhabited by the Italian-American community in the twentieth century.
Historically controlled by the Italian mafia, Little Italy has now recovered its Italian serenity. A stroll in this neighbourhood with its unique Mediterranean charm allows you to admire its remarkable edifices such as Old Patrick’s Cathedral (between Prince Street and Mulberry Street) which was during many years one of the principal places of worship before the construction the new Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Also worth discovering: the Former Police Headquarters Building, former building of the New York’s Police, as well as the Puck building with its Neo-Roman architecture, which was previously home to the “Puck Magazine” printing department. Moreover, from the 13th to the 23rd of January, the famous San Genaro festival is held allowing one to discover Little Italy and its festive ambiance over ten days.