About the NeighborhoodHome to some of the city’s most charming narrow streets, Nolita (short for North of Little Italy) is a place for sauntering, drinking coffee and eating Italian food. Sandwiched east of Soho and west of the Lower East Side, it’s chockablock with sidewalk cafes, red-sauce joints and high-end boutiques—and the fashiony types that frequent all three. Between Torrisi Italian Specialties, with its inventive arancinis and gnocchis, and McNally Jackson, the city’s best local bookstore, Nolita’s not short of places to linger in.
“And that is a story that no one can beat, when I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street.”
Pick up fresh rolled stogies at Mulberry Street Cigars.
Café Gitane makes a simple and stylish breakfast spot.
New York authors rub shoulders with readers on Prince Street.
The Supreme boutique on Lafayette draws skateboard savants from all over.
Just try to resist A.B. Biagi’s gelato on Elizabeth Street.
At Mulberry Street’s Parm, get the ice cream cake for dessert.
Nolita’s cream-stuffed cannolis are worth the sugar splurge.
Vespas are just the thing for scooting through Nolita’s skinny streets.
Quiet respite comes in the old St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Mott Street overflows with coffee shops, juice bars and boutiques.