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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Meeting Time: 10:15am, Departure Time: 10:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Central New York
  • Return Details :
    Concludes in Little Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This tour, developed with the help of NYPD officers, delves into the darker side of New York history, to show you shocking truth behind the citys organized crime rings, white collar swindlers and modern scandals. With one of our expert guides (who occasionally include retired NYPD officers and detectives) youll visit traditional hotbeds of New York crime like Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and a lets not forget; Wall Street. In these classic neighborhoods youll learn how the city shaped and was shaped by its criminal underbelly. This is the perfect experience for anyone with an interest in true crime, storytelling or the turbulent history of Americas greatest city.

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour
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Know More about this tour

Take to the streets of New York with a local expert guide to explore neighborhoods once home to notorious criminals, learn how the city was ruled in waves by various immigrant crime rings and finding out what modern crime looks like in the city.

On the Lower East Side, youll see tenement buildings where Irish immigrants lived in subhuman conditions. The most notorious area here was the Five Points - a junction so infamous for its gang crime (rumor has it some even lived in burrows under the streets!) that Charles Dickens came to check it out himself on a trip to NYC, not believing it could live up to its reputation. It did, of course, as your guide will tell you.

Irish gangs werent the only group to terrorise the Lower East Side however. Throughout the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while the 1970s and 1980s were dominated by Chinese turf wars that were so bloody youll hardly believe the stories.

From the citys earliest rag-tag gangs to the mafia empires of the 20th century, youll separate the truth from from myths popularized by movies like Gangs of New York and TV shows like The Sopranos. Youll also learn about the citys most notorious criminals; from Captain Kidd and Boss Tweed, to John Gotti and Leona Helmsley.

The neighborhoods you visit are much nicer today than they were in the past but has NYC really cleaned up its act? As part of your tour, youll visit lower Manhattan, in particular Wall Street and the Financial District, to learn about modern, white collar crime (and the going rate for a get-out-of-jail-free card).

New York City crime tours dont get any better than when they are developed with the help of NYPD police officers and detectives. Lifetimes of studying NYCs criminals are synthesized into a truly unique experience that will teach you how crime is inseparable from the history of this great city.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Lower East Side & Wall Street
  • Expert tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer

Exclusions

  • 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