Chicago and the name Al Capone go together like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But the most powerful and infamous gangster was born and raised in an immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn. It is hard to believe that the now gentrified neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn – is where public enemy #1 Alphonse “Scarface” Capone got his criminal start.
Join us as we walk the streets and unveil the early life of Al Capone. Capone grew up in a hard-working loving Italian immigrant family that came to America for a better life. He became part of the street gangs at an early age and turned to a life of crime. We will visit his childhood home, the school he got kicked out of for hitting a teacher, John Torrio’s Association Club, and the pool club where he became so good at playing the game he became the neighborhood champion. You will hear how he got his facial scars that gave him the moniker “Scarface”. Capone will always be associated with Chicago but Brooklyn is where he began. Like Al would say “ I‘m no Italian I’m from Brooklyn”.
We will also see the Glory Social Club where made men from the Bonanno Crime family got arrested for loan sharking and gambling. Two Tom’s restaurant – a red-sauce joint with limited hours. Monte’s Venetian Room – which was a former speakeasy and hangout of Frank Sinatra – and The Carroll St. Bridge over the Gowanus Canal which was a deadly swamp area, where many bodies and body parts were dumped.
And so much more
Tour Duration 2 -2.5 hours. Walking approx. 1.5 – 2 miles
Where and when: Meet up on the corner of Atlantic Ave. and 4th Ave. by Dunkin Donuts diagonally across from Atlantic Terminal. Take N,Q,R,D,2,3,4,5 subway to Atlantic terminal Barclay Center.
Private Tour – $275.00