The Nolita foodies may be encroaching from the north, but the feast still reigns on Mulberry Street.
This year, the Grand Procession was led by Italian-American sweetheart Connie Francis. The lady once known as Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero rode in the back of a red Cadillac with a beauty queen. She later signed autographs on the Main Stage, greeting a long line of fans with warmth and patience.
I was a big Connie Francis fan as a kid.
Gennaro Class War
Nolita vs. the Feast