GTA III Era Overview
The district itself was not called Little Italy and was considered part of the area of Fort Staunton. Sometime between 1992 and 1998, the Forelli Family moved its operations here from Saint Marks (notably Marco's Bistro). It was here that Franco Forelli ran the operations of the family. In 1998, Toni Cipriani entered the abandoned subway system that ran underneath the area in order to demolish the area and allow Donald Love to begin a deal with the Panlantic Construction Company, which involved a large area of land (none of which was available prior to the destruction of the neighborhood). The Forellis had begun using the abandoned tunnels to store weapons, further adding to the destruction of the neighborhood once the bombs that Toni had placed were set off. The district was destroyed, killing many people, including Franco Forelli (presumably, as he is not mentioned or heard from after this incident). Soon after, Donald Love and the Panlantic Company begin renovating the area, with the Colombian Cartel eventually gaining control of the area by 2001, and the Yakuza stealing it from them that same year.
GTA IV Era
Little Italy is a district within Algonquin that has a heavy presence of the Italian Mafia. Little Italy features cobbled streets and upmarket Italian Restaurants such as Drusilla's. Kiki Jenkins' (A woman who Niko is able to date through Love-Meet.net) apartment is located in Little Italy. Little Italy is Liberty City's smallest neighbourhood in terms of land area.