Two Bridges Neighborhood Council will host its 10th annual Marco Polo Festival with a gala dinner at 6:00 PM on the evening of October 11th at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant, East Broadway and a grand pageant through the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy Saturday, October 20st. This year’s dinner festivities will once again include the bestowal...

Nel cinquantesimo anniversario dalla morte di Padre Pio, non potevano mancare celebrazioni e festeggiamenti negli USA, soprattutto grazie alla folta presenza di Italo Americani. Su tutte sicuramente l’installazione della statua di Padre Pio “Io ti assolvo” creata dal più noto scultore del mondo cattolico, l’artista canadese Timothy Schmalz, rappres...

On Thursday September 20th at 10am PDT we officially welcome Little Italy's newest public space, Piazza Giannini. The 500-foot public space will be built in Amadeo Giannini's honor, featuring a bust and pedestal, a plaque regaling Giannini’s story, concrete planters and barriers, and tables and chairs with umbrellas on the soon to be redeveloped co...

New York’s City’s largest festival, The Feast of San Gennaro, begins this Thursday, September 13th and runs for 11 days until September 23rd, 2018. This year marks the festival’s 92nd anniversary since it began in 1926, when groups of Italian immigrants settled in what is now known as New York City’s “Little Italy.”  The New York City festival, an...

Retail-store associate, banker, musician — Louis Palestini has embraced many roles in his life. In the early 1990s, Louis, known to everyone as “Lou” or “Louie,” took a leadership role in the redevelopment of the Italian neighborhood, starting with the introduction of the business improvement district model in the neighborhood and the development o...

Street fairs are a New York City tradition, but there’s nothing like the Feast of San Gennaro. At 92 years old, Little Italy’s annual tribute to the patron saint of Naples is New York’s longest-running street festival, a raucous 11-day affair when 10 blocks of Mulberry Street are taken over by endless booths of authentic Italian food, unique vendor...

A robust crowd packed North Jay Street for the 13th annual Little Italy StreetFest Saturday, which features music, craft vendors, and perhaps most importantly, fresh Italian food. "I come for the meatballs!" one woman could be heard shouting among the people on North Jay Street, as a singer on the event stage did his best Tony Bennett and Frank Sin...

Over 50 artists from around the world have set up camp on the streets of Little Italy and have begun creating works of art with chalk this weekend. The Madonnari Festival is food, of course, music, and magnificent works of art in chalk. The festival runs beginning Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The artists are here to create and compe...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many “Little Italys” outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality. Who doesn’t love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonderful compa...

Look at the corner of Broome and Orchard on Google Maps and you might think that the Lower East Side is gentrifying far more rapidly than you imagined. The Street View images, taken in November of last year, show an Italian music store, a fish market, a cheese store, a grocery and a hardware store– none of which are there just months later. Should...