New York City is undeniably a melting pot of many cultures. You'll find neighbourhoods filled with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The neighbourhood known as Little Italy is situated in Lower Manhattan, between Canal and Houston Streets and Lafayette and the Bowery, adjoiningChinatown. The area has long been home to New York's Italian population, counting those who came through Ellis Island in search of a better life in America.At the end of the 19th century Little Italy was colonized with more than 40,000 Italians who housed in overcrowded tenement houses. If you're anadmirer of architecture, you'll enjoy viewing the buildings that poise the area, most from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s.