New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

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  • E-Ticket
  • 3.5 hr

Tours are now back to full operating!! 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

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: East Village

We begin the tour in the East Village and see the original Prohibition Era buildings.

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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

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

Explore second avenue's prohibition history as we walk along this famous avenue exploring places most tours miss.

Pass By: Orpheum Theatre

Enjoy the sights as we walk to experience mafia life along second avenue.

Pass By: New York Marble Cemetery

We'll visit New York's oldest cemetery, founded in 1830.

Pass By: Liz Christy Bowery Houston Community Garden

Hear about this amazing urban garden and its connection to the New York mafia.

Pass By: Elizabeth Street Garden

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: Broadway

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

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

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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

We all through the immigrant neighborhoods of New York's famous gangs

Duration: 2 hour
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