When you think New York, you think lower Manhattan. Little Italy, Nolita, Soho, the LES-these neighborhoods form the heart of the city, both geographic and spiritual. Their iconic side streets and alleyways play host to the constantly evolving story of New York City.
Frankie, a Little Italy old timer, is a piece of the neighhborhood's living history.
The gentleman is a building supervisor on Mulberry Street, and isn't afraid to call it like he sees it. He made time in his busy schedule to explain to us what stickball is, how the mafia made the neighborhood safer, and what he thinks of people who pay ridiculous rents.