Demise of Little Italy in New York (9 images)

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Restaurants and businesses along Mulberry Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Changing demographics and sharp rent increases have decimated the Little Italy neighborhood reducing the once thriving Italian enclave from a fifty-block area into a short three blocks mostly populated by tourist oriented businesses. Eight restaurants have closed in the past year as their leases came up and negotiations wit