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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

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Address: c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York City, NY
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Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization...

Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.

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MAFIA WALKING TOUR WITH ERIC FERRARA

I booked a walking tour with Eric for my husbands 50th Birthday present... He was so helpful during the booking process .... I can honestly say that during our weeks visit to New... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked a walking tour with Eric for my husbands 50th Birthday present... He was so helpful during the booking process .... I can honestly say that during our weeks visit to New York this tour was the best thing that we did and the thing that we have most remembered since our return to the UK.... Eric was so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eric is very passionate not for his subject matter and the area in which he grew up. He really knows his material and i walked away from the tour feeling enriched for the experience. Highly recommended.

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Coram, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

did tour with eric yesterday, extremely interesting and informative. being he grew up in area, you know he is not just any "tour guide" who "studied" the facts and then recited them to us. you know you are with someone who real does know the history of the area 1st hand. did not rush us through at all, even inviting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and wife done this tour., fantastic ... our guides knowledge of the area was outstanding... so glad we did this tour... would recommend it to anyone..10/10

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went on the tour today with Eric. Really fascinating and informative. Definitely do this if you want to learn more about the history of the mafia in NYC. Eric is an amazing guide!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great tour guide, walked through the entire East Side and her great stories. Learned a lot about the neighborhood. Was able to go into shops, and taste the city. Tour guide grew up in the area so we heard stories from his youth.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My husband and I signed up and paid online to go on the tour. We took a cab to the meeting spot, arriving 15 minutes early as the confirmation email instructed us to do. We waited, waited and waited. No one ever showed up or called. Five mi utes after the tour was supposed to start I checked my phone... More 

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LESHP, director at Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours, responded to this review

This was the fault of the ticketing agency, fareharbor. They had just extended the tour calendar for us and screwed up the settings. Customers are not supposed to be able to book less than 3 hours in advance to give us a heads up. You booked less than 45 minutes before the tour was supposed to start. It would have... More 

Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I thought this was a terrific and interesting tour and I'm certain to do it again. I think anyone who is even remotely into Italian history or the history of NYC will enjoy it. Eric was very knowledgable and easy to understand. We did this tour at night two days before Christmas so I cannot wait to take it again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you hate leaving a city without learning something new, this is the perfect tour to try. Eric has a wealth of first hand knowledge and is willing to frame the tour based off questions and feedback from the tour-goers. Thanks for keeping the history alive, Eric!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This tour was a fitting end to our pre-Xmas trip to New York. It was quite chilly but Eric kept our minds off the weather with his brilliant narrative about the truths and myths surrounding "The Mafia". His insights about how the families operated, initiation into a family and the then and now of how much power the families have... More 

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