Our Little Italies: Past, Present, and Future
A lecture with Dr. Jerome Krase

In this illustrated talk, Prof. Jerry Krase of Brooklyn College discusses the transformation of “Little Italies” throughout the United States. Once vital and vibrant Italian American communities have seen the replacement of original houses and businesses with what some call “Ethnic Theme Parks.” Other areas have witnessed the complete destruction of the neighborhood. Prof. Krase explores the impact that these monumental changes continue to have on American cities, with special emphasis on New York City’s Little Italy and the South Village.

Village Preservation would like to thank the J.M. Kaplan Fund for supporting this lecture.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
6:30 pm

Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall
239 Thompson Street