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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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Mafia walking tour

We wanted to go on a memorable walking tour on our first trip to NYC and couldn't have chosen a better one. Eric was incredibly knowledgeable and opened our eyes to details we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We wanted to go on a memorable walking tour on our first trip to NYC and couldn't have chosen a better one. Eric was incredibly knowledgeable and opened our eyes to details we would never have found before. As a huge fan of mob films and TV shows, it was wonderful to be shown around by an expert on the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife, son and I spent two and half hours with Eric on his Mob tour and it was one of the best I've ever done. I'm a vet of many a walking tour in many a world capital and this guy is very very good. You don't walk far if you look at the map but you are on... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Met Eric this morning for the mafia tour and immediately thought what a nice bloke. His knowledge came from his background growing up within the community which he shared with us. Eric is passionate about keeping the Italian immigration history alive and today we were given an insight to the rise of the 'mob', prohibition and shown properties that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Did a private tour with Eric and had a fantastic time. Eric was fun and very knowledgeable. His personal insights and stories combined with walking the actual sites bring history to life. If you have any interest in mafia lore or Italian immigrant history this is the tour for you.

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Chichester,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We booked the Mafia walking tour having read the glowing reports on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! Eric Ferrera gave a fantastic tour of Little Italy, he has such an incredible wealth of knowledge and brings this information to his audience in an interesting and entertaining way. We wondered if this would be suitable for our 12 year old son... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went on the guided walk with Eric and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a really interesting couple of hours with a huge depth of knowledge from Eric. Every question I threw at him, he was able to answer with his insight and personal experience. Time to look on Amazon for his books!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Mafia walking tour led by Eric yesterday; we both agreed it was one of the highlights of our trip. We learned so much about the history of the LES and Little Italy, and of the people who lived there. Eric was really passionate and interesting to listen to, and the tour flew by!... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Read about this walking tour led by Eric Ferrara on the NYC travel forum the day before we were due to arrive for our holiday. We are so glad we did. We were able to reserve our places on the Wednesday tour by email prior to our visit. This was an unforgettable experience. Eric is a lovely guy and it... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Belated feedback from October 2014; met Eric outside small Italian restaurant. Family were shopping- I needed a res! It was a fantastic experience, very relaxed group. Eric certainly knows this subject well. Would gladly have spent all day listening to Eric, meeting more locals etc. Back to reality, taxi, queues, horns and met the family in Macys

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I consider myself an advanced mob history buff, but after taking this tour I realized there was alot more I did not know about the history in the lower east side. Eric is the real deal! You will know that within the first few minutes of meeting him. You can feel the passion and enthusiasm he has for the history... More 

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