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Walking tour of New York with NYPD guide: criminals, gangs and mafia stories
Based on 7 reviews
Availability: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (depending on season)
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit New York from a historical perspective with a retired NYPD officer or detective
  • Learn the turbulent histories of gangs in NYC, including notorious Irish, Italian & Chinese gangs
  • See Wall Street, Lower East Side, the old Five Points neighborhood, Chinatown and Little Italy
  • Small groups of max 15 people to allow you to easily interact with your tour leader
What to expect

Visit New York for 2.5 hours with a retired NYPD officer or detective, exploring neighborhoods once home to notorious criminals, learning how the city was ruled in waves by various immigrant crime rings, and finding out what modern crime looks like in the city.
Irish gangs weren’t the only group to terrorise the Lower East Side. Throughout the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while the 1970s and 1980s were dominated by Chinese turf wars extremely bloody.

You will:

  • see tenement buildings where Irish immigrants lived in subhuman conditions as in Gangs of New York
  • visit Wall Street, Lower East Side, the old Five Points neighborhood, Chinatown and Little Italy
  • learn about the ‘Five Points’ - a junction so infamous for its gang crime that Charles Dickens came to check it out himself on a trip to NYC
  • visit lower Manhattan, in particular Wall Street and the Financial District to learn about modern, white collar crime
  • learn about the city’s most notorious criminals, from Captain Kidd and Boss Tweed, to John Gotti and Leona Helmsley
  • hear stories from your retired NYPD police officers and detectives who spent a lifetime chasing criminals in the streets of NYC
  • ... and much more!
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What's included
  • Guided tour of the Lower East Side & Wall Street
  • Tour is led by a retired NYPD officer or detective
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, USA

Meeting point:

Until the 28th of February 2018: You will meet at the sidewalk in front of Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl St (at Broad St.).From the 1st of March 2018: 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.

What to remember
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children, as subject matter may be graphic and disturbing.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The tour is offered in English only.
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  • Meeting Time: 10:15 AM
  • Departure Time: 10:30 AM
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