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Top 5 Things to Do in Little Italy NYC

It's Sightseeing Sunday! So I'm taking the time to explore some of the gems in my own backyard.

Little Italy is a must-see neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, once home to a huge Italian population. The neighborhood's main street is Mulberry - a popular street that runs through the area. It is closed on summer weekends and transformed into a pedestrian shopping mall, which is how I snagged my photo. Little Italy boasts good eats, vintage stores, art, and tons of souvenir shops. Plus, it's Chinatown adjacent. #IYKYK

There's so much to explore throughout Little Italy. Below are just a few of my faves:

1. Lombardi's Pizzeria

Also known as the first pizzeria in the United States. Disclaimer: Joe's Pizza is my ABSOLUTE favorite!

2. The Feast of San Gennaro

In September, the 11-day annual Feast is celebrated in honor of an Italian Saint and Bishop of Naples.There is music, vendors, carousels, parades, and a cannoli eating contest.

3. The Italian American Museum

Currently under renovation, the museum explores the lives of Italians in America exhibiting a historical collection of documents, images, art and personal biographies.

4. Graffiti Art

Little Italy is known for their great hidden graffiti. One of the most well-known of the city is located at 176 Mulberry St which features a mural of the the icon, Audrey Hepburn.

5. Did I mention, it's Chinatown adjacent?

Hit me up if you don't know what that means!

Let me know if I've missed anything?


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I'm Santeka - a colorful, outspoken Southern woman that landed in New Jersey. Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share travel, food, twirlable moments, DIY pjojects, and fixer upper inspiration all while living my life out loud! My favorite gig is helping entrepreneurs leverage their table to grow their business.


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