Stories from the Dark Side of New York: Criminals, Gangs & Mafia Crime Tour

Stories from the Dark Side of New York: Criminals, Gangs & Mafia Crime Tour

This is the perfect experience for anyone with an interest in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of America’s greatest city.

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This is the perfect experience for anyone with an interest in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of America’s greatest city.

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  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The tour is absolutely recommendable! Experienced tour guide who, as a former policeman, has experienced a lot in New York Very comprehensive guidance, from the wallstreet over the prison to little Italy.

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Highlights

  • Take a walking tour of New York with a retired NYPD officer
  • Listen to thrilling stories from the dark side
  • Learn more about the city's criminal past and present

Description

Take to the streets of New York with a local expert guide to explore neighborhoods once home to notorious criminals, learn how the city was ruled in waves by various immigrant crime rings and finding out what modern crime looks like in the city.

On the Lower East Side, you’ll see tenement buildings where Irish immigrants lived in subhuman conditions. The most notorious area here was the ‘Five Points’ - a junction so infamous for its gang crime (rumor has it some even lived in burrows under the streets!) that Charles Dickens came to check it out himself on a trip to NYC, not believing it could live up to its reputation. It did, of course, as your guide will tell you.

Irish gangs weren’t the only group to terrorise the Lower East Side however. Throughout the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while the 1970s and 1980s were dominated by Chinese turf wars that were so bloody you’ll hardly believe the stories.

From the city’s earliest rag-tag gangs to the mafia empires of the 20th century, you’ll separate the truth from from myths popularized by movies like Gangs of New York and TV shows like The Sopranos. You’ll also learn about the city’s most notorious criminals; from Captain Kidd and Boss Tweed, to John Gotti and Leona Helmsley.

The neighborhoods you visit are much nicer today than they were in the past but has NYC really cleaned up its act? As part of your tour, you’ll visit lower Manhattan, in particular Wall Street and the Financial District, to learn about modern, white collar crime (and the going rate for a get-out-of-jail-free card).

New York City crime tours don’t get any better than when they are developed with the help of NYPD police officers and detectives. Lifetimes of studying NYC’s criminals are synthesized into a truly unique experience that will teach you how crime is inseparable from the history of this great city.

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Additional information

This tour may not be suitable for young children, as subject matter may be graphic and disturbing.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Included in the price

  • Guided tour of the Lower East Side & Wall Street
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting point

In front of Stock Exchange on Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place. The exact address is 11 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA. Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Cancellation Conditions

No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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