|Little Italy Walking Tour|
Sponsored by the Italian American Museum.
Explore historic Little Italy -- one of the most vibrant and visited districts in America -- and get an insider's look into this shrinking neighborhood's traditional Italian culture.
As one of the last ethnic enclaves in Manhattan, Little Italy still offers a glimpse of "Old New York" through its unique mom & pop shops, eateries, architecture and churches.
Though relegated to a few city blocks today, traditional Little Italy once encompassed a large portion of Manhattan real estate between Worth and Houston Streets, and was divided up into micro-neighborhoods based on the origins of immigrants from the Old Country.
Join NYC native Joe Mauriello and learn about the distinct cultures that made this complex district so unique -- and examine the challenges this once thriving district faces amidst sprawling gentrification.
Visit on tour:
-Former Sicilian and Neapolitan districts
Joe Mauriello, a third-generation, native New York Italian-American, is a veteran, licensed guide who has been providing tours since the 1970s. He is a pioneer in the city's tourism industry, a publisher, documentarian, professional educator and former consultant to the Giuliani administration. Read more about Joe here.
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