City Allows San Gennaro Festival to Run Full Course

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Visitors leave money for charity at the statue of San Gennara at the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. (Stephen Nessen)

The annual Feast of San Gennaro that shuts down Mulberry Street in Little Italy for 11 days will continue despite complaints from businesses that the festival brings unwelcomed noise, crowds and smells.



The city granted the 85-year-old street festival a permit, but it will start 30 mins later in the day and end a half hour earlier on Fridays and Saturdays during its mid-September run.

The Bloomberg administration had considered a request to end the festival at Kenmare Street, but decided to allow it to stretch to Houston Street.

With the Associated Press


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