Netflix gives Little Italy a 1975 makeover as part of 'The Irishman' promotion

David Caplan
November 22, 2019 - 3:02 pm

This image released by Netflix shows Al Pacino, center left, and Robert De Niro, center right, in a scene from "The Irishman." (Netflix via AP)


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Little Italy is getting a makeover this weekend that will see several blocks of the neighborhood look like its 1975, as part of Netflix's promotion of "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese's upcoming Robert DeNiro-starring film about organized crime in the city in the 1970s.

On Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Little Italy will be "transported back to August 1, 1975 — the day after Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing," Netflix said. 

That means you can expect to see 1975-era signs, newspaper boxes amd  cars dotting streets between Canal and Spring Streets.

Local restaurants and bakeries will also dish out free food. But there's a catch: The free food is available is you “tell ‘em Jimmy sent you," Netflix said. 

Businesses taking part in the promotion include Parm, Ferrara Bakery, Parisi Bakery, Sal’s Little Italy, Caffe Roma, Mulberry Wine & Liquor, Alleva Dairy, Di Palo’s Fine Foods, Caffe Palermo, and Manero’s Pizza.

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