This nondescript, little, and charming Ristorante, can be lost in the maze of more easily identifiable and centrally located restaurants. Follow the Freedom Trail and you will find Carmen’s next door to Paul Revere’s house. Once you do find it, however, it will become your little Florentine vacation spot.
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“The reason the neighborhood is laden with so many tourists in the summer is because it is MAGICAL.”
by Guild Nichols PART 5: BOSTON’S LITTLE ITALY 1900-Today The Italian masses that flowed into the North End on the heels of the departing Irish and at the apex of the Jewish settlement found a neighborhood in dire physical condition; a rundown, overcrowded slum of deteriorating tenement buildings. Like their predecessors, these newly-arrived Italian immigrants […]
North End History by Guild Nichols PART 4: OUR JEWISH HERITAGE 1870-1900 The following brief history of the North End’s Jewish heritage is adapted from Michael A. Ross, The Jewish Friendship Trail, 2nd edition, 2003, and is graciously provided with permission by the author. Eastern European Jews began settling in the North End as early […]
North End History by Guild Nichols PART 2: FROM RICHES TO RAGS After 1780, Revere expanded his business interests in keeping with the feverish commercial development along the North End waterfront. He opened a foundry for the smelting of iron and brass and was soon supplying bolts, spikes and nails for the burgeoning shipbuilding industry. […]
PART 1: BOSTON’S FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD – 1640-1780