Little Italy And Chinatown Gangsters Walking Tour - New York City

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    11am, Saturdays & Sundays
  • Departure Details :
    Basketball courts at Columbus Park
  • Return Details :
    Mott and Prince streets, NoLita

Overview

From the 1840s through 1920s, learn about the earlier era of street gangs of NYC and about the evolution from small packs of immigrant thugs with tightly knit loyalties to an evolved, corporate style American  syndicate. Mulberry Street, from Chinatown to Little Italy, was the spot where the notorious gangsters in New York came up, from the former Five Points, New Yorks most notorious slum, to the narrow alleys Chinatowns  Bloody Angle. In Little Italys Historic District we learn the ruthless tactics of the first Mafia bosses of New York, the proud efforts of NYPD Liutenant Joe Petrosinos fight against these thugs. Organized Crime as we know it was born on these streets.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour

Exclusions

  • The listed price does not include a $X parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Entrance fees
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • The listed price does not include a $X per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. The fuel surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
  • The listed price does not include a $X per person security surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. The security surcharge is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.
  • The listed price does not include a $X per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Know More about this tour

The tour startspromptly at 11am, Saturdays and Sundays at the Southwest corner of Columbus Park (Mulberry & Worth), near thebasketball courts, but the storybeginsatthe roots of gang activity in New York City in what used to be its most notorious slum: TheFive 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.
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.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

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

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.