A few blocks in Manhattan is all that remains of the sprawling Italian community that once characterized Little Italy. The well-known area makes up for its compact size with a parade of delicious offerings, historic buildings, and timeless character.
The real estate market in Little Italy is small, as many residents have moved outward to neighboring Chinatown, Soho, and NoLita. Residents pride themselves on the area’s well-kept narrow streets and low crime rates. Those in search of an authentic “apartment over a storefront” experience will need to adjust to the sky-high rent that comes with living in the midst of it all.
Mulberry Street, Little Italy’s central commercial hub, is a lively place. Tourists are a constant fixture in the area, wandering down the iconic thoroughfare in search of authentic Italian cuisine. Mulberry is a continuous source of energy and noise, spurring locals to take refuge in the neighborhood’s quieter side streets.
A day spent in Little Italy revolves around the local eats. Enjoy delicious recipes unchanged by the world around them. Shop in local markets for specialty ingredients flown in from Italy. If you’re looking to walk off the carbo-load, Chinatown and Soho are just a few streets away.