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“Site-seeing in NYC's Lower East Side with a Rock n Roll (NYHC) Legend and more.”

Rocks Off Walking Tours
Ranked #437 of 683 Tours in New York City
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Tour guide John Joseph of the The Cro-Mags is a pioneer of the punk rock and New York Hard Core (NYHC) music genre. John takes you back 20-30 years ago as a resident on the Lower East Side, where crime, drugs, prostitution, gangs, murders, and other violence was a way of life. This background was romanticized in NYC's art, literature, and punk rock (NYHC). The tour takes us to former & current music venues, movie/TV filming locations, and spots with crime and mafia stories. Special guest lecturer, a former Elektra & Geffen Records Executive gave a lecture on CBGBs, The Ramones, and the late artist Arturo Vega. Given the LES is rich in it's history, repeating John's tour would cover additional sites, meet other special guests, and to hear more of John's memories.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I took the three hour walking tour with the legendary John Joseph of Cro-Mags & Bloodclot. The man gives great insight to the lower East side of Manhattan in the late 70s right up to the present. John is one of those guys that can truly say "been there done that". I'm a New Yorker born and raised and even did my share of hanging out on the LES, but was humbly schooled by the knowledge I received on this tour. John's straightforward approach and down to earth, common man take on life is refreshing. Real good dude to hang out with. This is a must do tour, hard-core scene aside it's a raw honest look at New York City at such a great period of time in its history. John is also a wealth of knowledge about plant-based nutrition and also is a seven-time Iron Man competitor. Thanks John for being legit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Visited from UK and met a friend from NY and we went on the John Joseph 3 hour tour
Thoroughly enjoyable, no nonsense tour- John is a friendly bloke who shared his stories of old NY and the hardcore punk scene - happy to answer questions
Actually he took 4 hours, so real value
Cheers John

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Reviewed 9 December 2014
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