NoLIta (for North of Little Italy) might retain many of the same features as nearby neighborhoods SoHo and Little Italy, but has a distinctly charming vibe all its own. The area’s cozy cafés, stylish boutiques and burgeoning bar scene make it a destination. Visit to browse the wares of independent designers and sit streetside at acclaimed restaurants and lounges. On a warm, bright day, few Manhattan neighborhoods offer better people-watching.
These two neighborhoods offer a rich Italian heritage, as well as excellent shopping, dining and nightlife.
Embrace the culture of New York City's downtown neighborhoods as your guide leads you on the ultimate shopping experience in New York’s chic and abundant Soho and Nolita neighborhoods. Shop the fashionable only-in-New York stores which make this city the world’s retail mecca. On your 2.5 hour shopping tour, you'll learn about fashion trends, get assistance with wardrobe tips and hear entertaining, fun facts. Personal maps and exclusive store discounts are icing on the cake.
No diner was ever so attentive to detail as Egg Shop is, with its fresh herbs and citrus floating in water carafes; homemade hot sauce to sprinkle on local, organic egg dishes; bourbon ketchup for crunchy, puck-size hash browns; and onion aioli to spread on a fat burger topped with Black Forest–style bacon, sharp Shelburne cheddar, tomato jam, fresh-pickled jalapeños and—of course—a fried egg.
Owned by NYC native Ed McFarland, who studied the art of New England cuisine while working as a sous-chef at Pearl Oyster Bar, this traditional lobster shack provides some of the most authentic New England–style seafood dishes in the City, from lobster rolls and scallops to oysters and clam chowder.
"Socarrat" is that scrumptious crust that forms at the bottom of the paella pan when the liquid is rendered and the rice has reached its peak of succulence: evidence of a paella cooked to perfection.