Visiting New York? Don’t miss the city’s Little Italy. Though the Italians have long gone and moved to different neighbourhoods, it’s still vibrant and alive with everything Italian. Going for a stroll around the area will reward you with something nice, quaint and lovely. Little Italy isn’t just historic but you’ll also find familiar buildings, shops and streets you’ve seen in movies. So, before you go, research some of the landmarks that make the neighbourhood famous.
Hungry? Get a slice of pizza at Grimaldi’s, America’s first pizzeria. Not really the best pizza I had but certainly one of. 😀 You really have to line up here.
Love cheese? Name it and they have it at Alleva, the oldest cheese store in America!
And oh, don’t forget to pose with Audrey Hepburn’s mural. You just can’t miss her staring back at you.
Satisfy your thirst at Samuel Adams bar, right next to Audrey’s mural. Do you know that Frank Sinatra once sang here?
Not into pizza or cheese? Don’t worry, restaurants and bars abound in the neighbourhood.
Do you see that orange-y building with arched windows? One of the scenes in The Godfather was shot here.
In NOLITA (North of Little Italy), you can find this building where [easyazon_link asin=”1575059495″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]Tyra Banks[/easyazon_link] (yeah, that famous supermodel) and [easyazon_link asin=”B000CCD0GM” locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”yes”]Alec Baldwin[/easyazon_link] used to live. Below this apartment building is the Line 6 exit.
When you’re done with Little Italy, cross the street and head over to Chinatown.
And contrary to what you’re expecting or thinking, Chinatown has a lovely alley that looks like this.