These images dating from 1986, show that Little Italy still had some original stores. Today it's virtually a theme park with what appear to be spurious locales for tourists who want to experience the so called little Italy experience. All the residents are now Chinese. Too bad, but things change. Naturally the Vesuvio bakery was a testament to Italians' absolute love of good food. One of our greatest qualities. These photos are scans of Kodachrome 25 slides shot with the Nikon F and the Nikkor 35mm F 2.8 lens.