Boston's North End

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The North End, Boston's oldest neighborhood retains its 1630's web of narrow streets and-- despite ensuing landfill-- proximity to harborside wharves where European immigrants arrived in ever-increasing numbers up to the early 20th century. The North End, in fact, brings to mind the New World phenomenon of New York,

an ethnic melting pot. Covering one square mile and always densely populated, it has been home to successive influxes of English, Polish, Russian, Jewish, Portuguese, Irish and ultimately Italian families.

Italian-Americans have been dominant since the 1870's, as evidenced by a Mediterranean ambience of espresso cafes and trattorias, religious festivals and boisterous street life. Two

neighborhood landmarks evoke the city's Revolutionary history: patriot Paul Revere's house and Old North Church, where lanterns hung in the belfry signaled his legendary "Midnight Ride." The rejuvenated waterfront area is a comparable showpiece of downtown Bostonian livability-with the nearby Financial District's office towers forming a dramatic backdrop.

This site is dedicated to the people, storefronts and culture of the North End. North End is a integral part of New York and if you want to visit New York you need to visit the North End which is a picture of NY past.Though the site is still being constructed, you will be able to read about the history of the North End and the current issues as well as the happeings in the North End. There will be photos of the area and the residents. The restaurants, shops, and businesses will be listed on this site for tourists and locals, so that the fine cuisine and wares of the area may be displayed.