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Retired NYPD Guided Gangster, Crime and Food Walk

tours resume September 22,2020...First let me say that most Gangster Tours in New York City are total BS- This experience comes right from the “horse’s mouth” no tour guide no filter. Get the real stories while visiting notorious gangland locations as we walk from the East Village to Little Italy experiencing what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. You'll hear first hand accounts of the NYC Mafia and crimes in NYC and taste the local cuisines. We will visit Crime Family member hang-outs where they ate, partied and ran their elusive "family businesses". Visit the locations tour companies don’t even know exist. See the “Ravenite Social Club" and more. We meet at a famous mafia “red sauce joint” est 1908.. ample food provided. We'll top it off with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's iconic local pastry spots. To date I have hosted over 8,000 guests and have over 1,600 five-star ratings on Airbnb.
This is not just another Mafia tour in New York.

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3 hours 30 minutes


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

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

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

      Pass By: 188 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, USA

      I'll show you one of the Gambino family's original "hangout"

      Stop At: John's of 12th Street, 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

      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: 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

      Stop At: Russo's, 344 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

      Enjoy some of Russo's handmade cheese while we visit this 1908 iconic cheese store

      Duration: 15 minutes

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

      visit New York's oldest cemetery

      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

      Stop At: 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

      Stop At: Albanese Meats & Poultry, 238 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA

      We meet the original proprietor that opened the shop in 1923. This is an archaeologic find since most of these icon places have disappeared from New York

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: 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

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

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

      We finish at canal street near broadway where i will make sure you know which train to take back to your home/ hotel

      Stop At: St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, 263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-3375

      we discuss the history of this basilica that was the first catholic cathedral built in 1815 and also the location for Godfather movie "baptismal scene"

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

      we end just at the beginning of chinatown where eat have a cannoli and discuss the Chinese gangs of New York who still control these streets

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      1: 302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
      2: New York, NY, USA
      Return Detail :
      108 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, USA
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Stroller accessible
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • 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-241402P2

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