Hotels near Little Italy
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
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New York names can be misleading. Little Italy should be called "Tiny and Sort of Italian" while Chinatown is a city atop Vietnamese noodles. Since Nolita seceded from the neighborhood, Little Italy has precious little to call its own besides the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The Ravenite Social Club once hosted Lucky Luciano and John Gotti as Little Italy's gangster hub; today it's an upscale shoe boutique. Today only 5 percent of Little Italy residents are actually Italian American, but anyone can be Italian for the night at classic eateries like Torrisi Italian Specialties and cozy Focolare. Chinatown and Little Italy share a boundary and a historic designation, but their outlook is strikingly different. The September 11 attacks had a chilling effect on business in neighboring Chinatown, with a sharp decline in tourism and the local garment trade. But the neighborhood rallied, and today Chinatown has around 90,000 residents, many of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. Though many residents arrived after 1965, this is one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in the West. The Museum of Chinese in America traces the story of Chinese New Yorkers from 1858 to the present, and offers walking tours covering historic Chinese restaurants, cinemas, stores, and landmarks.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Little Italy

Aloft Harlem
Aloft Harlem
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4.1
859 reviews
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York
from $179
Hotel Newton
Hotel Newton
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3.6
2002 reviews
2528 Broadway, New York
from $79
The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center
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3.8
1020 reviews
11 West 51st Street, New York
from $161
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan - New York City
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3.4
5011 reviews
569 Lexington Ave, New York
from $109
New York Marriott Marquis
New York Marriott Marquis
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3.9
8076 reviews
1535 Broadway, New York
from $224
Pod 39
Pod 39
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3.5
3507 reviews
145 East 39th Street, New York
from $120
DoubleTree by Hilton New York City - Financial District
from $119
The Belvedere Hotel
The Belvedere Hotel
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3.7
7071 reviews
319 W 48th St, New York
from $386
Salisbury Hotel
Salisbury Hotel
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4.0
5955 reviews
123 W 57th St, New York
from $299
Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street
Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street
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4.0
4146 reviews
63 West 35th Street, New York
from $118
More About Hotels near Little Italy...

New York names can be misleading. Little Italy should be called "Tiny and Sort of Italian" while Chinatown is a city atop Vietnamese noodles. Since Nolita seceded from the neighborhood, Little Italy has precious little to call its own besides the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The Ravenite Social Club once hosted Lucky Luciano and John Gotti as Little Italy's gangster hub; today it's an upscale shoe boutique. Today only 5 percent of Little Italy residents are actually Italian American, but anyone can be Italian for the night at classic eateries like Torrisi Italian Specialties and cozy Focolare. Chinatown and Little Italy share a boundary and a historic designation, but their outlook is strikingly different. The September 11 attacks had a chilling effect on business in neighboring Chinatown, with a sharp decline in tourism and the local garment trade. But the neighborhood rallied, and today Chinatown has around 90,000 residents, many of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. Though many residents arrived after 1965, this is one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in the West. The Museum of Chinese in America traces the story of Chinese New Yorkers from 1858 to the present, and offers walking tours covering historic Chinese restaurants, cinemas, stores, and landmarks.

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