There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

Jerry Krase has spent nearly fifty years visiting and photographing dozens of places in America and a few foreign cities that boasted about having an identifiable Italian neighborhood. From Boston and New York City to Portland, Maine and Wilmington, Delaware. He discovered they shared many visual characteristics and made similar claims about their...