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What you're looking at above is an amazing photo of Little Italy, a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, New York City, in 1900. In 1910 Little Italy had almost 10,000 Italians; that was the peak of the community's Italian population. At the turn of the 20th century over 90% of the residents of the Fourteenth Ward were of Italian birth or origins. In 2010, Little Italy and Chinatown were listed in a single historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. As of 2014, Little Italy is on the verge of extinction. Continue reading for more.

20. Sunbathers on Coney Island - 1922


19. NYFD's New Steam-Powered Fire Engine


18. Yankee Stadium Opening Day - 1923


17. Workers Paving 28th Street - 1930


16. Park Avenue Market - 1932


15. Midtown Manhattan - 1935


14. Carnegie Hall - 1935


13. 42nd Street - 1935


12. Men Cut Ice from Kissena Lake in Queens - 1900


11. Madison Square - 1900


10. Times Square - 1903


9. Central Park - 1900


8. Delancey Street - 1908


7. Painters on Brooklyn Bridge - 1914


6. Grand Central - 1920


5. Lannier Hotel - 1921


4. George Washington Bridge - 1936


3. Brooklyn Subway Tracks - 1938


2. Downtown - 1944


1. Chinatown - 1960









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