“LITTLE PLENTY ITALY” by Urban Desigm

Best NYC Video Of The Week – August 16

This weeks video staff pick goes to “Little Plenty Italy”, an interesting short documentary showing how Little Italy has changed over the last 15 years due to gentrification.

The documentary highlights how Little Italy has lost most of its Italian based culture shops, and Italian born residents since 2000, as whites and native-born americans saw an increase in population by over 33% during the same time.

As SoHo and Chinatown expands its neighborhoods, we are seeing Little Italy reduced to merely two recognizable streets (Grand & Mulberry).

Watch for yourself and tell us how you feel about this district losing its history slowly with time.

Written by SHISEIDO RUIZ

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Head of Content & Brand Partnerships