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 Chinatown and Manhattan and bordered by Nolita, Soho, and Lower East Side

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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

The View from Little Italy

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You will thoroughly enjoy the quiet neighborhood (Italian restaurants close around 10pm and it becomes quiet) and the ability to get almost anywhere in Manhattan within 20-30 minutes. Along with the Italian and obviously Chinese cuisines, almost any type of cuisine can be found within a 10 minute walk through SoHo or Lower East Side."

As the Sun Sets on Little Italy

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The region of Lower Manhattan bordered by the Bowery to the east and Broadway to the west, Houston Street to the north and Canal on its southern boundary was once home to a thriving manufacturing center. Its very difficult to imagine now but the area once produced everything from horse carriages to lingerie. The legacy of these magnificent factory buildings is wonderful."

Photography

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 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.

Kenn Tam

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