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In New York’s Little Italy, Fewer and Fewer Italians

It's often said that "Chicago is a city of neighborhoods." Where do the names for all these neighborhoods come from?

How Chicago's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Exterior view of the storefront office of P. Schiavone & Son, bankers and steamship agents, located at 925 South Halsted Street in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois.

Lucky Luciano is the godfather of modern organized crime in the United States, recognized for his work splitting the New York crime syndicate into the "Five Families". Luciano was arrested in 1936 after being implicated in a massive police raid against 200 brothels in Brooklyn and Manhattan. But prison couldn't stop Luciano from continuing his control over the families until 1938 when he finally stepped down...from prison.  His famous hideout is also his childhood home and it still stands in…

The Mafia’s New York: Hideouts, Hangouts and Rubouts

Little Italy, Vendor with Wares Displayed During a Festival. New York 1930s

Little Italy, Vendor with Wares Displayed During a Festival, New York, 1930s

Little Italy, Vendor with Wares Displayed During a Festival. New York 1930s

Fifth Avenue, The Vanderbilt Mansion, The Plaza Hotel, 1910, 5th Avenue Millionaire Row during the Gilded Age, 1870's - 1900

Fifth Avenue, The Vanderbilt Mansion and The Plaza Hotel in the background, NYC, 1910

Syrian Army, Hezbollah shatter ISIS lines in west Qalamoun

View of Mott Street in New York's Little Italy (now Chinatown) circa 1910. The building in the middle is 156 Mott Street. (8)

Mott Street, Little Italy, NYC 1910 /// 70 years later, these building didn't really change. the cobblestone slowly got covered in asphalt but the cobblestone peaks through. I hated to see the cobblestone go.

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