Little Italy is a neighborhood in Downtown Paterson, New Jersey. The neighborhood is bound roughly by College Boulevard and Memorial Drive to the north, Cianci Street to the west, Ward Street to the south and Main Street to the east. It is closely situated near the growing Little Lima neighborhood to the south. It has a less defined presence and boundaries as it used to, but Cianci Street continues to have numerous Italian delis and restaurants. A Christopher Columbus statue is located in a small park near Cianci Street and Mc Bride Avenue. Little Lima and Little Italy are both part of Paterson's first neighborhood, Dublin. Dublin, originally an Irish neighborhood later became prodominantly Italian and now is a mix of Italian, Peruvian, Argentinian and other ethnicities.
Little Italy Paterson