About Little Italy Neighborhood

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First started by Italian immigrants in the late 1800s, Italian heritage, culture and old world charm persist in this tiny lower Manhattan neighborhood to this day. Once home to thousands of Italians and Italian-Americans, the neighborhood has since shrunk to a tiny stretch of mostly tourist-friendly restaurants and souvenir shops. Still, the three-block stretch of Mulberry that makes up Little Italy’s main jaunt is packed with European-style sidewalk dining, world famous cheese shops, cannoli and espresso. The neighborhood also boasts an Italian American museum, the historic Caffe Roma (in business since 1891) and proximity to nearby hotspots like Soho, Nolita, Chinatown and Bowery.

Average Rental Prices in Little Italy

These are the average rental prices in Little Italy by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Little Italy

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Little Italy. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • J
  • Z

Crime Rate in Little Italy

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 22.4171 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto

P.S. 042 Benjamin Altman

P.S. 124 Yung Wing

M.S. 131