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The entrance to gelateria and pastry shop Ferrara in Little Italy, New York.

With Real Mozzarella and Yummy Gelato, It Still Delivers a Taste of the Old Country

Even though the boundaries of Little Italy continue to shrink, there are still family-run businesses that have been serving New York's Italian immigrants, as well as visitors and non-Italians, for more than a century.

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At a Glance

  • Block party: The annual springtime Feast of St. Anthony is a more subdued alternative to September's crowded San Gennaro Festival.
  • Hit list: Little Italy served as the setting for portions of The Godfather films.
  • Notable local: Italian-American filmmaker Martin Scorsese grew up in Little Italy.

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About Little Italy

Although the disappearance of Little Italy has been mourned for at least a decade now — and out-of-towners seeking red-sauce joints far outnumber local Italian-Americans on its sidewalks — the dwindling neighborhood still has a small, but solid, footing. Around the intersection of Mulberry and Grand Streets, there are dozens of cafés, restaurants and groceries where you can find a heaping plate of pasta, nicely cured salumi and handmade cheese. The 6, J, N, Q, R and Z lines stop at the Read More [+]

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