Little Italy, Syracuse

Little Italy, Syracuse

Little Italy, Syracuse

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Little Italy Syracuse is an ethnic enclave in Syracuse, New York that contains several bakeries, caf├ęs, pizzerias, restaurants, beauty salons, shops, bar and nightclubs. The main street in the neighborhood is North Salina Street.

Italian immigrants began to settle in the Northside of Syracuse in the early 1880s, however, the neighborhood was not officially designated as Little Italy until 2003.

History



Immigrants





Italian immigrants first came to the area around Syracuse, New York in 1883 after providing labor for the construction of the West Shore Railroad. At first, they were quite transient and came and went, but eventually settled down on the Northside.

By 1899, the Italian immigrants were living on the Northside of the city in the area centered around Pearl Street. The Italians all but supplanted the Germans in that area of the city and had their own business district along North State and North Salina Streets.

Local businesses



Early residents in the neighborhood worked in for Learbury Suits, Nettleton Shoes and other Northside factories.

Italian foods

The Columbus Baking Company has been a mainstay on Pearl Street for over a century. The bakery is family-owned and specializes in four types of bread. Thano's Import Market,...
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