Monday, September 24, 2012

New York, New York

I have to say, I've enjoyed the Feast of San Gennaro this year more than any other. Perhaps it's because Little Italy is quickly shrinking into nothingness, so it's a joy to see so many people celebrating New York's Italian heritage.  Or, maybe it's because it's the festival that keeps on going, despite gentrification and criticisms.  Yes, it's loud, smelly, aggressive, chaotic and in your face - isn't that what New York is all about?

Mmm, street meat!

Feast of San Gennaro

Win a giant Rasta-banana!

Feast of San Gennaro

You can't go wrong with a treat from Ferrara's...

Feast of San Gennaro

But, the highlight of the festival was this man and his voice.  This was a tribute to Frank Sinatra on Saturday.

As usual, apologies for the video quality.  Some day, I'll learn how to zoom and focus at the same time...

You can see more photos of San Gennaro, past and present, here.


  1. Great photos and I love that video! I didn't make it there this year, but it'll be a good chance to come back and hit it next year on a vacation trip!

  2. Thanks, Marty

    The entertainment this year was great and the crowd was so happy - I really got energized just being around everyone.