Periodically, there’s an article about how Little Italy is dead or dying. Yes, it’s more of a tourist destination and less of a neighborhood where Italian people live. There are still some Italians there, and there are Italian-American-owned businesses there. A recent article in the New York Times made me want to write a series on Little Italy Isn’t Dead and feature some of the businesses there.
Created in 2011, the memorial is in the courtyard of the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street. It lists the names of the soldiers from Little Italy who served the country.