San Gennaro Feast
It’s all about honoring Italian heritage at the annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City’s longest-running and most revered religious outdoor festival in the country.
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.”