Thursday, February 17, 2011

Scenes from Nolita


Nolita is a portmanteau of North of Little Italy.  This neighborhood and Little Italy itself is rapidly being absorbed by nearby Chinatown as many of the residents of Italian descent have left the area and the borough of Manhattan altogether.  Other Manhattan nearby neighborhoods include the Bowery, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, and NoHo.

Nolita was the birthplace of film maker Martin Scorsese, who among others, is known for making films in the setting of organized crime (ie Goodfella and Casino); interestingly enough Gambino Family boss, John Gotti worked out of this neighborhood and Little Italy.

These photographs were taken throughout the neighborhood…

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