Little Italy

Head to Little Italy for big portions of your favorite Italian foods.

A tiny and iconic NYC neighborhood, Little Italy comprises a few bustling blocks packed to the brim with colorful decorations, enticing aromas, and Italian restaurants that exude an amusingly kitschy vibe. Little Italy sure is small, and you don’t have to walk far to experience another country altogether—Chinatown is steps away! This neighborhood’s charming peculiarity and lively atmosphere act as Manhattan’s magnet for carbohydrate-craving crowds.

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On the Map

Little Italy is within Manhattan and Chinatown and bordered by Lower East Side, Soho, and Nolita

LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 18 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 12 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The View from Little Italy

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As the Sun Sets on Little Italy

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.