Want to know what business you're dealing with in Little Italy? Look down.
Perhaps nowhere else in the City is there a greater concentration of tiled doorsteps, spelling out the names of the stores you're about to enter, than the block of Grand Street between Mulberry and Mott. It's a nice tradition, one in which the merchant illustrates their pride in their trade, while simultaneously beautifying the space outside his shop. Too bad it's passed out of use.