Little Italy, Niagara Falls, New York facts for kids

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Little Italy is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York.

Geography

Little Italy is a neighborhood district located along Pine Avenue from Portage Road to Hyde Park Boulevard within the city of Niagara Falls.

The district is surrounded by residential homes and a number of non Italian businesses.

History

Little Italy was historically the home to a large Italian-American population, with Italian Americans building such institutions as St. Joseph's Church, the Cristoforo Colombo Society, and Colombus Square Park. The park serves as the center of Italian culture with its bocce courts, summer concerts and the annual Niagara Falls Italian Festival (c. 1982) runs in late March.


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