After walking for hours while sightseeing I decided to visit Little Italy as I wanted a nice coffee and a snack to eat. The area is now quite small, as it is being gobbled up by Chinatown... which is really quite sad as Chinatown doesn't have any qualities that appeal to me, whereas Little Italy appeals in many ways. Unfortunately my experience was completely let down by the lack of service. The first café I tried I walked out of after 5 minutes, as no-one came to take my order. So I tried another, which was hardly any better. All the staff just stand and talk to each other, and pretty much ignore the customers. I have struck that before in Italy, but hoped for better in New York. When I finally was able to order a cappuccino it was terrible, the worst I had in New York. If Little Italy wants to survive it needs to try a lot harder.
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