"Little Italy"

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Mon Dec 3 22:59:26 UTC 2001

The book accompanying an exhibit on Italian-Americans in New York at the NY
Historical Society in 1999, "The Italians of New York," has a chapter
entitled "Peopling 'Little Italy'" that has the following remarks:

    "By World War I, observers counted over 70 centers of concentrated
Italian settlement -- called "Little Italies" -- in all the boroughs of the
consolidating city. . .The earliest Little Italy remarked upon by
commentators like Jacob Riis in the 1880s and 18909s -- the Mulberry Street
district that extended north from the Five Points -- stood out in part
because it jostled up against neighborhoods where other immigrants marked as
"different" already clustered."

Steve Boatti

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