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While Manhattan may have its tiny Little Italy on downtown Mulberry Street, for a more authentic and less touristy experience, head uptown to Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx. You’ll discover a working class immigrant neighborhood where little old ladies in black still order in Italian from the butchers and fish mongers, and guys sit outside the social clubs sipping espresso and talking about the Yankees. But the main attraction is the food.
Everyone knows San Francisco’s bustling, busy Chinatown, the largest outside of Asia. But Japantown? "People just come here to eat,” says Dawn Shalhoup, who represents Japantown and took us on a walking tour. "They don’t realize how much there is to do!”
Robert Burke, as The Naked Cowboy, is literally one of New York City's hottest tourist attractions. He may not be the most historic of Manhattan sightseeing hotspots, like Lady Liberty or the Empire State Building, but this cowboy still has his share of curious fans who flock to see him strut his nearly naked stuff in the middle of Times Square nearly each and every day of the year.
Every December 31, one of the biggest parties of the year happens at Times Square in New York City. People all over the world fly in to attend the live event, and millions more tune in to watch on TV and count down as the famous ball drops. It's easily one of the top things to do during the New Year.
Holiday movies are a favorite activity during this special time of year, and a blockbuster cast will no doubt draw throngs of movie-goers to the theater. Often overlooked, but just as important as the cast, is the city a movie is set in. After all, would Home Alone be the same if it were set in Alton, Ill., instead of New York City?
It is Disneyland’s most exclusive and expensive restaurant. Yet many people walk right by the inconspicuous entrance without realizing what’s behind it. Discreetly located between the Pirates of the Caribbean exit and The Blue Bayou restaurant, on Royal Street in New Orleans Square, Club 33 is a posh, member’s-only eatery.