Stories From The Dark Side Of New York City With NYPD Guide

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Spend some time on the beat with a retired NYPD officer or detective, learning the shocking truth behind New York’s organized crime rings, white collar swindlers and modern scandals. Together you’ll visit traditional hotbeds of NYC crime like Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and a more recent addition to the list of New York’s most notorious; Wall Street. In these classic neighborhoods you’ll learn how the city shaped and was shaped by organized crime. This is the perfect experience for anyone with an interest in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of America’s greatest city.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour
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Meet your guide, aretired NYPD officer or detective, in a central New York location, and embark on a 2.5-hour tour of the Big Apple.Explore neighborhoods once home to notorious criminals, discover how various crime rings have ruled the city in waves, and listen to your guide's own anecdotes from years patrolling the streets.

Wander the Lower East Side with your small group of 15 or less participants. See tenement buildings where Irish immigrants lived in subhuman conditions, and hear about the neighborhoods most notorious area the Five Points a junction so well-known for its gang crime that author Charles Dickens personally checked it out on a trip to NYC, not believing it could live up to its reputation.

Learn how during the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while extremely bloody Chinese turf wars dominated the 1970s and 80s.

From the citys earliest ragtag gangs to the mafia empires of the 20th century, youll separate the truth from myths popularized by movies like Gangs of New York and TV shows like The Sopranos. Your guide will also regale you with stories about the citys most notorious criminals, from Captain Kidd and Boss Tweed to John Gotti and Leona Helmsley.

While each neighborhood you visit is much safer today than they were in the past the question remains: has NYC really cleaned up its act? Visit lower Manhattan particularly Wall Street and the Financial District to get a sense of the citys modern, white-collar crime (and learn the going rate for a get-out-of-jail-free card).

Your tour concludes in Little Italy.

Inclusions for Stories From The Dark Side Of New York City With NYPD Guide

  • English-speaking guided tour by a retired NYPD Officer or detective

Exclusions for Stories From The Dark Side Of New York City With NYPD Guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour may not be suitable for young children, as the subject matter can be disturbing

Minimum age is 12 years

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Tour is in English only

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.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • Fascinating insights from an expert guide. This is a must do.

  • The tour was ok, but not as dark side as we expected.

  • Fantastic tour, very very interesting and fascinating. Extremely helpful guide with plenty of stories and knowledge.
    Great insight into the criminal history of NYC and was helpful when pointing out 1PP, Supreme Court, FBI Building and 5 points.
    Definitely do this tour if you like any crime stories.

  • I was the only one to sign up for this Tour, but they did it anyways and it was great. The tour guide was very interesting and I learned alt from him about NY City. I would highly recommend it

  • Really enjoyed this tour. A lot of info was received and many places of interest were viewed. Great highlights from crimes and gangs from previous times to present day times. Tour guide was great paced the tour appropriately and provided great info as well as answering questions as required. Guide was very friendly and approachable. Would highly recommend this tour.

  • This tour was fun and informative! Our tour guide Dennis was super knowledgeable and had great personal stories not only from being a cop but also from growing up in Little Italy, it was super interesting. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

  • Although it was a little confusing to follow the tour guides conversation, this tour was nonetheless very informative and interesting. The guide was knowledgeable about what he was talking about and brought emotion into the tour to make it interesting and lively.

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