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New York Mafia & Local Food Experience with Retired NYPD Guide

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$87

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
- 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

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Itinerary
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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:

Departure point:

302 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Katherleen S

Dennis was a great tour guide. Loved hearing stories of his family from his childhood. The food was great...that eggplant Parmesan was so good.

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Yvette T

This was a highlight of our trip! Food samples were a 10+. The next day we went back and had dinner at John's (where the tour began) and were given 2 complimentary appetizers. Denis was fun and spent as much time as we wanted answering questions. I would recommend this tour if you enjoy getting to know a neighborhood and the people that have lived there.

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Emma Cleland

What an amazing tour. I was on this with my neice. And enjoyed all the interesting things Dennis had amazing story's. Food was also fantastic.


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New York Mafia & Local Food Experience with Retired NYPD Guide
Overview:

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

From USD

$87

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