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New York City

Little Italy and Chinatown Gangsters Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Chinatown, Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY 10013

    The tour starts promptly at 11am, Saturdays and Sundays at the Southwest corner of Columbus Park (Mulberry & Worth), near the basketball courts, but the story begins at the roots of gang activity in New York City in what used to be its most notorious slum: The Five Points. The history from the 1840s to the 1890s focuses on how the Irish immigrant class rose from the lowest rung of the city's social strata to powerful figures in the police & fire departments and in New York's corrupt political circles. 

    The 1890's is where the Italian and Chinese influence began. A 20-minute walk through New York's old Chinatown is centered around the Tong Wars of the 1890's and the rise of the Chinatown criminal and political class which still run the Chinatowns of New York Today.

    Stop At: Little Italy, Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013

    From there, we transition into the ever-shrinking Little Italy where the story of the first Mafiosi made their way to American streets and established numerous powerful rackets including extortion (or "protection"), prostitution, Union & Labor influence and manipulation and counterfeit cash rings. This era was also the start of New York's fight against the rising Sicilian criminal class, embodied by one unflinching crusader and New York's first Italian-American police officer: Lieutenant Joe Petrosino

    Amidst this voyage through NYC crime history are numerous other significant anecdotal stops about the most notorious Mafiosi to walk the streets of New York, as well as other lesser known citizens on either (or both!) sides of the law throughout New York's long, fascinating immigrant crime story.
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    Departure Point
    Columbus Park, 210 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure Time

    11:15am, Saturdays & Sundays

    Return Details
    Mott Street & Prince Street, Mott St & Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Weather-resistant, comfortable shoes are recommended
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Guide was phenomenal !! Thank you , Patient kept us moving and together. Tip tour starts in Chinatown and ends in Little Italy so best to eat Italian when done. Lot's of walking. I really LOVED the history and knowledge of guide. So much more info than I thought I was getting
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    We enjoyed this tour. We learned a lot about the start of the Mafia. Our tour guide used the iPad to show pictures and this helped bring everything together
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    I would not recommend this tour, it was a lot of talking and not a lot of walking. Information was not given in an organized manner and it was hard to follow the progression of events. We found ourselves loosing interest and ended up leaving the tour early.
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