Tony Danza flipped the switch on the historical district's Christmas tree.
Little Italy groups want the city to reinstate church basement poker and a greased pole climb contest.
CB2 said the city should investigate potential fraud in petitions filed for this summer's street mall.
Only five out of 71 people named on a Mulberry Street Mall extension petition told CB2 they signed it.
Opponents of the Mulberry Street Mall said the extension would create unwanted noise, trash and traffic.
LIttle Italy merchants are pushing for an extension to the annual street fair amid local opposition.
The Fifth Annual East Meets West Christmas Parade will go through Chinatown and Little Italy Saturday.
Supporters of the San Gennaro festival plan to made a show of force at Thursday's Community Board 2 meeting.
NoLIta clothiers are resisting efforts by the organizers of the San Gennaro festival to host fashion shows at the event.
The groups unveiled a survey showing that many tourists have trouble finding their way around the area.
A group of Little Italy residents shot back Monday to prevent the San Gennaro festival from being cut short.
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