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New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

Tours resume September 22,2020..I'm a Line of Duty Retired NYPD Detective and lifetime resident of Little Italy. I bring you to places tour companies don't even know exist. The stories we discuss are all first-hand experiences- no script!
From crime families and "red sauce" restaurants to some of the best cannoli on this side of the Atlantic, New York City's Little Italy is a neighborhood not to be missed. Get more out of your Little Italy experience with this 3- and a half hour walking tour.
Uncover the mafia-related history of the neighborhood, hear a few true crime stories, and enjoy a dinner of food tastings—from handmade cheese to fresh baked pizza, eggplant parmigiana that will make momma jealous or spaghetti and meatball depending on tour/menu —all included. Experience the culture of Little Italy on this foodie-friendly guided tour. Visit the Lower East Side and Little Italy, and see where mobsters hung out and ran their elusive business. Guided by retired NYPD cop

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  • What's included :
    • Dinner - evening tour: spaghetti with meatball, fresh handmade mozzarellas, eggplant parmigiana, large cannoli
    • Lunch - Daytime food: Full sized Pizza slice, fresh handmade mozzarella,dried sausage, meatball & eggplant parmigiana, large cannoli
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    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: East Village, East Village, New York City, New York

      We begin the tour in the East Village and see the original Prohibition Era buildings.

      Stop At: 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

      The evening tour starts inside the iconic "red sauce joint" where we begin with a classic: spaghetti and meatball and garlic bread.

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Stop At: East Village, East Village, New York City, New York

      Russo Cheese where we experience fresh handmade mozzarellas and dried cured sausage on our way to the next food stop.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Pass By: St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Church, 131 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10003-7504

      Explore second avenue's prohibition history as we walk along this famous avenue exploring places most tours miss.

      Pass By: Orpheum Theatre, 126 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8377

      Enjoy the sights as we walk to experience mafia life along second avenue.

      Pass By: New York Marble Cemetery, 41 1/2 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8632

      We'll visit New York's oldest cemetery, founded in 1830.

      Pass By: Liz Christy Bowery Houston Community Garden, Bowery and Houston Streets, New York City, NY

      Hear about this amazing urban garden and its connection to the New York mafia.

      Pass By: Elizabeth Street Garden, Elizabeth Street, New York City, NY 10012

      This is where we enter Little Italy and your guide tells you about his life growing up in Little Italy and how the mafia ran the neighborhood.

      Pass By: 599 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-3235

      We finish by canal and broadway where I make sure you know your way back to your home/ hotel and I give my personal contact in case you need any assistance in NYC

      Stop At: Little Italy, Little Italy, New York City, New York

      Make multiple food stops with your guide who grew up in Little Italy, including some of the best eggplant and or meatball with eggplant at Benito-One restaurant.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

      We end just at the beginning of Chinatown where we'll eat a cannoli and discuss the Chinese gangs of New York who still control these streets.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: New York City, New York City, New York

      We all through the immigrant neighborhoods of New York's famous gangs

      Duration: 2 hours

    • Departure Point :
      302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
      Return Detail :
      174 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Police Tours

    Activity ID: V-241402P1

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