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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

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Address: c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 347-465-7767
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Excellent tour- Great Guide!

I took the Lower East Side Then and Now Tour with Michael, and it was excellent! I was doing research for a book, and he was really helpful in making the tour useful for what I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I took the Lower East Side Then and Now Tour with Michael, and it was excellent! I was doing research for a book, and he was really helpful in making the tour useful for what I needed. I'd highly recommend these to anyone!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to the tour but unfortunately it was a "no show" and there was no email about any cancellation.

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Are you sure you have the right organization? We get confused with others frequently... and have no record of what you say in this review. What tour was it? What date? Thanks. More 

Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband is interested in anything having to do with the mob/mafia so I knew this was something that would interest him. The best part was that even though I have little knowledge about it, I still very much enjoyed it as well. We saw many interesting places and it was obvious that Eric knows what he is talking about.... More 

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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Astonishing tour with Eric, who knows everything on the Italian mob history. Good to have someone like him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Eric Ferrara was a great tour guide. If you want to get away from the typical tourist nonsense of NYC, I highly recommend this tour. I walked from my hotel on 7th Ave to the meeting spot, which was actually a lot better than zipping past everything via cab or public transportation. It was nice to hear Eric call out... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Eric was an awesome tour guide. All I knew about the mafia was what I had seen in movies and we wanted a more historical and accurate guided tour. This did not disappoint. We loved hearing about the way business worked in the LES back in the day when it was controlled by the mafia and about how the children... More 

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Bath, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This walking tour was really incredible. I learned so much about the tenements, how they've changed both architecturally, ethnically, and culturally over the past 150 years or so. Phenomenal.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Eric was out tour guide. His passion for the subject matter cannot be overstated. He is very interesting and keeps the tour moving. You are introduced to sights and facts that really bring back the history of the mafia. He has first-hand knowledge of the families and how the mob functions. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Eric is an amazing tour guide who is passionate and very knowledgable about every area of the city that we traveled to on our three hour tour. The time seemed to fly by, and I found myself constantly engaged. I would recommend this tour to anyone that is looking for something fun to do in New York City!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I booked this tour as a surprise for my husband who is really into mafia history and has read a ton of books on it. He LOVED it. We both did, and I was really just along for the ride at first. Eric, the tour guide, is extremely knowledgeable on the topic and also very personable. We learned a lot... More 

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Address: c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 347-465-7767
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village

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