Grand Street

New Yorkers are used to the chaos of Canal Street and tourists expect it as a characteristic of Chinatown. But wander down Grand Street towards the edge of Little Italy and the crowds dissipate. Grocery shoppers browse the market stands and school kids enjoy afternoon sweets from street vendors. This photo slideshow captures the neighborhood scene of this calmer, quieter side of Chinatown. Photo project … Continue reading Grand Street

Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro

From September 14 to 24, vendors are packed into the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro. The festival has been a city tradition for the past 91 years. But something is a little different this year. “It’s way too New York now,” said Rebecca, a young mom from Queens who has been coming to the fair for about 20 years. … Continue reading Thoughts From the Crowd at San Gennaro