The Courthouse District, Chinatown, Little Italy, and NoHo
April 14, 2011, 6:03 pm
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While exploring the multiple street corners within NYC, I found myself interested in the neighborhood including The Courthouse District, Chinatown, Little Italy, NoLita, and NoHo up to 9th street. This neighborhood has a variety of different entertainment and cultures. I decided to choose this neighborhood because I thought it had a lot of cdiversity and history that I wanted to explore.

Little Italy provides lively sights and sounds of Italian cuisine and culture. Much of Little Italy has been absorbed by immigrants from China, because of this Little Italy has shrunk and Chinatown has been absorbing much of the space. All that remains of Little Italy is a single street, which serves as a restaurant. NoLita is an abbreviation for North of Little Italy, and it consists of many Italians. Considering the culture of these neighborhoods many of the people are either tourists or locals. Unlike the busy streets of Chinatown, NoLita and Little Italy, NoHo offers a different atmosphere. It is a small area and is one of the most expensive and desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan.

After observing the photos I was able to distinguish that this neighborhood was old and worn. There was a lot of graffiti, chipped paint, dirty streets, and bars on buildings. Everything is very close together and much of the space is under some type of construction.

It is both a residential and commercial area. All areas have residents living there, but it is also considered commercial because there is a variety of shops.

These pictures also offer a whole new world in which I have never experienced. A variety of cultures spread throughout these streets. From the Italian and Chinese immigrants that traveled the world for new opportunities, to the native born New Yorkers wandering their familiar streets. I am beyond excited to explore these avenues myself and dive head first into these cultures I have yet to embrace.


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