After a breathtaking trip on the Staten Island Ferry* where you will get wonderful views of The Statue Of Liberty you will embark on a 3.5 hour mob related private luxury vehicle tour of the “Forgotten Borough”. You will be met at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island by your guide and driver.
Staten Island is one of the 5 boroughs of NYC that has been a haven for mobsters and has seen its fair share in mafia crimes. When the Verrazano Bridge was completed in 1964 some of the wiseguys who lived in Brooklyn migrated to Staten Island. Here they integrated into the small enclaves of where they were virtually anonymous. They opened “legitimate” businesses like pizzerias, restaurants and bars. With Staten Island’s many garbage dumps it was easy to dispose of bodies and other murderous paraphernalia.
This fun entertaining tour will take you through the neighborhoods where the notorious Gambino, Bonnano and Genovese families had (and still have ) their homes, and places of work and “play”. You will also visit the film site of Don Corleones house where the “Godfather” movie was filmed.
Getting thirsty? No problem let’s stop at the former Drunken Monkey, today the Funky Monkey. This is the bar where Genovese princess and former star of “Mob Wives” Big Ang owned and operated for over 15 years before her passing.
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*You will need to get to the Staten Island Ferry on your own accord. The ferry is free. The Staten Island Ferry is at the Whitehall Terminal located at 4 South Street in Lower Manhattan below Battery Park. It is accessible by subway and bus. The ferry trip is about 25 minutes long. The Ferry runs 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. More frequent service, (every 15 or 20 minutes,) is provided on the weekdays during the rush hours of 6:00AM- 9:30AM and 3:30PM-8:00PM, with 30-minute service to follow. On weekends, service is provided every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Go to the right hand side of the ferry and go up to the second or 3rd level. Stand on the right hand side outdoors when you get on. From there you will have great views of the Statue of Liberty.
Please leave yourself ample travel time to get to Staten Island for your tour start time.