Longtime Little Italy residents and business owners have complained of being squeezed out by greedy landlords, but one man is appealing for help to save the historic district.
The front door at Ferrara Bakery & Cafe in Manhattan’s Little Italy never seems to close, with customers coming through to buy baked goods and large orders carried out by delivery men.
Little Italy in Manhattan isn’t what it once was, but Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is still where you go to get your Italian fixings.
The Community Board and high-end boutique owners wanted the festival scaled back by three blocks because of noise, crowds and smells.
“It killed our business pretty much for two weeks out of the summer, which should be our busiest time,” Emily Snell, of the Paul Frank Store, said. “It’s unfortunate for business owners around this area.”
The annual San Gennaro Festival runs for 11 days through Little Italy and Nolita and an estimated 1 million people attend the feast every year. Despite the festival’s popularity, some residents call it a nightmare.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan presided over the ceremony and said the honor for the church signaled a “deeper sign of affection and bond” with the Pope.
Th city celebrates a patron saint with an incredible Italian feast.
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who donned a habit and cross and asked diners to give donations for the needy is no longer welcome in New York’s “Little Italy” after restaurant owners found out […]
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