For the past five years, Downtown Decorations has been producing banners for Little Italy in Syracuse, New York. The thriving downtown neighborhood emerged around the year 1883, when Italian immigrants moved to the area to help construct the West Shore Railroad, but wasn’t officially designated as Little Italy until 2003. Today, the main street in the neighborhood, North Salina Street, is lined with bakeries, cafés, restaurants, bars and shops. The Little Italy neighborhood is important to Syracuse residents because over 14% of the city’s population is of Italian descent. We’re thrilled that we got the chance to work on this project. We think the vibrant green and red banners really pop, adding even more life to the energetic neighborhood.