New York City's Italian Neighborhoods

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To demonstrate the special place Italian immigrants hold in the city of New York to this day, readers will experience a visual tour of their traditions and landmarks. New York City’s five boroughs have been home to more Italian immigrants than any other place in America. Over the last 140 years, scores of Italian neighborhoods have spanned Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. These communities preserve their heritage by celebrating special events and feasts, such as Manhattan’s 130-year-old Feast of St. Rocco, the Dance of the Giglio in East Harlem and Williamsburg, and saint processions for Padre Pio and Maria Addolorata; maintaining famous Mulberry Street storefronts and the Arthur Avenue Market in Little Italy, as well as popular bakeries and restaurants in Greenwich Village and Queens; and supporting and worshipping at notable Italian churches, like Brooklyn’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Church and Alba House, a religious bookstore on Staten Island.
ISBN: 9781467104401
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 177
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brooklyn native Raymond Guarini has spent the last seven years traveling throughout the United States to document Italian communities. Raymond is the founder of the Italian Enclaves Historical Society, which aims to document past and present Italian communities and national parishes in the United States. Cav. John Napoli is an active member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George and a photographer.
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