There’s nothing Italian about Little Italy anymore reports the New York Times. The once bustling center of mob activity and authentic Paisan culture has dwindled as Chinatown continues to encroach on its borders and Italian people can no longer be found there, even during mafia raids! A handful of restaurants catering to mostly tourists and the signage that accompanies the annual San Gennaro festival are the last identifying remnants of a neighborhood that has essentially been relegated to two blocks.