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Corner of 2nd Avenue and E. 4th Street (outside Bank of America)

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This popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends.

Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century.

Visited on tour:

  • Former mafia social clubs

  • Former homes and businesses of influential mobsters

  • Sites of notorious mob hits

  • Former Sicilian and Neapolitan districts of Little Italy

  • Inside a famous former speakeasy

  • "Black Hand Block"

  • "Curb Exchange," an open air alcholol market during Prohibition

  • Ravenite Social Club

  • Little Italy restaurant district

  • Movie locations where Godfather, Sopranos, Mean Streets, Donnie Brasco and more were filmed

  • Much, much more


Discussed on tour:

  • The seeds of Cosa Nostra in Sicily

  • Italian immigration

  • The roots of the Mafia in America

  • Origins of the "Five Families"

  • The mob's role during Prohibition

  • Nationalization of organized crime

  • The truth about Hollywood mob movies



Tour is led by Eric Ferrara, a fourth-generation Little Italy native, published author, movie & TV consultant and founder of the award-winning Lower East Side History Project.

Every Saturday at 12:00pm, $20pp. RSVP REQUIRED.

See website for more information: http://www.leshp.org/walking-tours/60-mafia-tour

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