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There’s Still Time to Check Out San Gennaro!

Christina Frasca, news editor

Photo by Christina Frasca

Ciao a tutti! This year marks the 84th anniversary of the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy. It spans Mulberry Street from Lafayette Street to Canal Street, expanding along Grand Street as well. Every September, the streets are closed to cars and opened to street vendors and pedestrians.  Smells of sausage and pepper sandwiches, zeppoles, calzones, and gelato fill the neighborhood as people line up for some of the most authentic Italian food in the city.   The feast originated as a way to commemorate the patron saint of Naples, Gennaro, when immigrants from that area congregated in the downtown part of Manhattan in 1926. Don’t worry, though, you definitely don’t have to be Italian to attend the festivities. People of all nationalities take part in the small slice of Little Italy that’s left downtown. The festival began this year on Sept. 16 and will be running until this Sunday, Sept. 26th. Check it out before it’s too late! It’s easily accessible by the BDFV6 lines to Broadway-Lafayette, or the NQR to Canal Street. Grazie mille!

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  1. October 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

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