New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, classically trained chefs (Café Boulud, Del Posto), have been instrumental in reviving the Italian dining scene in Little Italy. They opened Torrisi Italian Specialties at the tail-end of 2009 and added the adjacent Parm in late 2011, a retro diner with vintage wallpaper and red-vinyl counter stools. Chicken parm and roasted turkey sandwiches are the main events here, supplemented by sides of locally sourced vegetables and antipasti. The team has such a devoted following and their spaces are so compact, there's frequently a line. It's worth the wait.