Nolita Tours and Tickets

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The pocket-sized NYC neighborhood of Nolita was considered part of Little Italy until the mid-90s, when it experienced a rush of trendy restaurant and boutique openings. Since then, the neighborhood has been known as Nolita, which means North of Little Italy. Its narrow streets are home to numerous galleries, independent shops, and bijou cafés.

  • South of Houston Street to Broome Street, between Lafayette Street and Bowery, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10002

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Q:What does Nolita in New York City mean?
A:Nolita means North of Little Italy. Neighbor to SoHo, this Manhattan borough has its own cozy, intimate vibe going on. Visitors come to shop, eat, and people-watch in this picturesque part of New York City. Its celebrity inhabitants have included David Bowie and Martin Scorsese, to name a few.
Q:What can you do in Nolita?
A:Nolita is home to lovely high-end boutiques, quaint coffee shops, and a hip and happening restaurant and bar scene. You can spend the whole day browsing, followed by a more sophisticated evening out. The active church, the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, is one of the area’s top attractions.
Q:What is Nolita known for?
A:The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, built in the 1800s, is one of Nolita's top attractions. This Catholic church was once the original cathedral church of the Archdiocese of New York. The neighborhood is known for its cute boutique shops and hip bar scene.
Q:What is the difference between Nolita and SoHo?
A:Nolita got its name in the 90s, while SoHo, its next-door neighbor, was coined in the 60s. Big luxury designer label shops line Soho streets, while cozier Nolita has smaller boutiques. They are both in Lower Manhattan. SoHo means South of Houston Street, and Nolita means North of Little Italy.
Q:What tours stop in Nolita?
A:Several tours show you an insider’s take on Nolita, Little Italy, and other parts of New York City's lower Manhattan. Explore the area’s gangster scene and go back in time to the days of prohibition. There are also fragrance-making tours in the area and all sorts of culinary tours.
Q:When is the best time to visit Nolita?
A:Spring and fall are the best times to visit New York City and Nolita. These are when the temperatures are more moderate—great for being outside, walking, touring, and shopping. There are fewer tourists at these times, too, since most international tourists visit over the winter and summer holidays.