By Matt Hanson
Every year, the mean streets of Little Italy in lower Manhattan open to a million tourists and locals alike for the splendorous Feast of San Gennaro. In its 88th year, the festival ran from Sept 11 to Sept 21, with the Saint Day on Sept 19. Little Italy’s Mulberry Street was crowned in white, green, and red (in honor of the Italian flag) from Houston to Canal, as the air enlivened with a myriad of wafting scents: zeppole, braciole, espresso, and cannoli. A lot has changed in Little Italy over the past 88 years, but the Italian-American residents of the neighborhood are still strong, proud, and cooking.
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