"Italian American Museum" Little Italy Tip by SeafordM7

Little Italy, New York City: 46 reviews and 65 photos

  Italian American Museum
by SeafordM7

In the fall of 2008, the New York Times ran a lengthy account of the creation of the Italian American Museum at 155 Mulberry Street, the southwest corner of the intersection of Mulberry and Grand Streets, in Little Italy. I'm a New Yorker, but I finally got to visit it only last week. Although other posts declare that "Little Italy" is shrinking, the directors of this interesting museum plan to enlarge it. At present, the exhibit is limited to a corner former bank, the Stabile Bank, Francesco Stabile being the founder in 1885. When I visited, the suggested donation was $5. I spent an interesting 35 minutes viewing one video (10 minutes) and looking at the displays on several topics: currency, passports, bank papers, personal letters (one threatening harm), photos. In sum, it is a good exhibit, but limited. The staff was most knowledgeable, unlike many museums where the staff are mere guards. Phone 212-965-9000, but you may get only a recording. The museum is CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays.

Address: 155 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10013
Directions: By subway: Trains 6 (most reliable), N, or Q to Canal Street. Find Mulberry Street and walk north through the length of Little Italy. Or D or B train to Grand Street and walk four blocks west. On weekends, read posted service notices.
Phone: 212-965-9000
Website: http://www.ItalianAmericanMuseum.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 14, 2009
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