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Battle of the Falls: Is the N.Y. Side of Niagara Better Than Canada?

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.

Welcome To Lower Manhattan's First Mural Festival

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The entrepreneurial spirit of a couple of guys, Wayne Rada and Rey Rosa, is luring artists back into Lower Manhattan, if only to paint a mural and help the tourist trade in Little Italy. That is how the L.I.S.A. Project (Little Italy Street Art) began three years ago.

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

One of the last eyewitnesses to what it was actually like to be an Italian-American in Little Italy after World War II is being evicted by the very repository of this rich history, The Italian American Museum. It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. Evict her? They should hire her.

The Cream Puff Inside the Octagon-Shaped Cannoli Shell

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 11.24.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

As the only competitor who has eaten in all 13 annual cannoli-eating contests people always ask how I prepare for the Sisyphean contest. It is a punishing discipline as the shell will cut up the roof of one's mouth and the filling will inflate someone.

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, More Tales From The Godfather by Det. Sonny Grosso, and an 'Offer He Can't Refuse!'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso, who received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor award in 1997 alongside former president Bill Clinton, recalls what his own immigrant family used to tell him as a kid.

Stay or Run Away?

Christina Pacella | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Christina Pacella

The cultural and moral decay of the Berlusconi "era" had already taken its' toll. In 26 years the number of times my spouse and I considered leaving is countless.

13 Food Signs You're Definitely A Tourist In New York City

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Taste

You're a dead giveaway if you're chasing one of these New York food trends.

East Harlem Tables: Food and Italian Immigrant Cultures

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

When friends visit NYC from out of town, we often end up taking a stroll through Manhattan's Little Italy. Although they have seen it in movies and in TV shows, they tend to have a limited sense of how and why immigrants moved between different neighborhoods over time.

Gangsters and Grime: Experience New York City's Darker Side

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When walking around NYC, most people don't pay much attention to the city's darker side. But beneath Gotham's glamour lurks a seedy past. A modern-day concrete jungle may conceal the sin and violence of yore you'll see the depravity that exists behind the present-day facade.

Can San Gennaro Save New York City's Little Italy?

Franco Lania | Posted 11.11.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

The Feast of San Gennaro brings hope each year as it showcases the much-needed Italian restoration and preservation of Little Italy, a struggling, old Italian neighborhood. We must unify to uplift and give New York's Little Italy the Italian cultural renaissance it so rightly deserves.

Travel To Europe Without Leaving The USA

Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel

America is a melting pot, so it’s not surprising that when new citizens arrived they brought a taste of home to their new country. You’re prob...

PHOTOS: Little Italys Across The U.S.

Oyster | Posted 12.06.2012 | Travel

Manhattan's Little Italy may be the best known, but old-world enclaves bursting with Italian culture can be found across the country.

Italian Cooking

Will Levitt | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Will Levitt

In time, Italian food would go from relative obscurity to become the first ethnic cuisine largely adopted and prepared in American homes.

The Original Original Ray's Pizza Is Closing

Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

While dozens of pizzerias throughout the city may bear its name, the true original Ray's Pizza on 27 Prince Street is set to close at the end of the m...

Too Many NYC Restaurants Hide Bad Letter Grades

Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

The city's Health Department is cracking down on restaurants that don't properly display their letter grades, The New York Times reports. During a...

Massive Bee Swarm Shuts Down Little Italy Sidewalk

| Patrick Hedlund | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York

LITTLE ITALY -- A giant swarm of bees inundated a mail box on a Little Italy street corner Tuesday, closing down the sidewalk for hours and drawing do...

The Maltese Tenor

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

My night in Malta remained a great mystery for more than two decades, but that changed when a tall, broad-shouldered and energetic tenor named Joseph Calleja came to visit us at our offices.

Sorry, Nolita: Bloomberg Sides With San Gennaro Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fancy boutiques in Nolita will have to put up with the clamor of one of New York City's most historic street fairs. Mayor Bloomberg granted a per...

Census: There Are No Italians In Little Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1950, nearly 50 percent of the 10,000 residents of Little Italy were Italian-American. Close to one in five were born in Italy. By 2000, the Censu...

San Diego's Little Italy: That's Italian

Laura Lippstone | Posted 06.11.2011 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

America's eighth-largest city has a gem that L.A. doesn't: an authentic Little Italy that's hotter with the locals than the almost-constant sunshine.

Money Laundering Ring In Little Italy Has $1.1 Million Seized | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Investigators have seized $1.1 million in cash from a Little Italy flat - profits from a huge marijuana money-laundering ring with possible ties to or...

New York, You've Changed -- Ghostbusters, Part Two

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

A full shot-by-shot dissection to see what New York once was and what it has become -- by way of Ghostbusters scenes.