This now gentrified exclusive area of NYC was once known as “Wicked NY”. On this 2 hour tour we walk the notorious streets of the East Village and Lower East Side where murder and mayhem were part of everyday life. We will explore places that were home to crime, prostitution, murders, grave robberies and more. Hear the stories of this once densely populated area where Jewish and Italian gangsters met. Where Charlie Luciano, Mayer Lansky and others formed life long friendships that later became the foundation of the Mafia and organized crime. See where they lived, ate, drank, committed felonies or got whacked. We will explore the cemetery site where a grave robbery took place and is still one of the most sensational and ghoulish crimes ever committed. We will visit Tompkins Square Park notorious for riots, encampments for homeless and many illegal drug dealings. It is where a tragic boat fire changed the face of this once German immigrant neighborhood. This is where in 1989 The Butcher of Tompkins Sq. Park murdered his girlfriend dismembered her body and served soup made from her body remains to the homeless.
Private Tour – $245.00