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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

308 Bowery, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
347-465-7767
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Ranked #66 of 482 activities in New York City
Type: Tours, Walking tours
Description: Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Where to begin....The BEST tour we have ever been on!!!! Thanks to Eric for sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with so many. You know your guide is local when he's stopped on the street. Can't wait to share every detail with friends so they can do this and support the fantastic LESHProject!!! Thank you Eric for making our... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Eric's tour is terrific - my cousin and I did this April 5th, and it was beyond our expectations. Eric is a walking encyclopedia of the Lower East Side and stays with the facts, and puts them all in perspective. I only wish I could remember, a couple days later, 1/2 of what he told us. Makes me want to... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had been to NYC with my son a few years earlier and we saw many of the typical NYC sites and tours, so I wanted to go off the beaten path this time. I saw Eric's tour and set up a private tour that was amazing. He does not give a touristy, sensationalized tour by any means. It was... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Amazing!!!..Amazing!!!...my wife and I enjoy this tour so much. It is a must if you want to enjoy Little Italy. You will look at the buildings and feel what has been through here with complete open eyes. Eric was very friendly and showed enthusiasm for what he will show you. Truly does it for the love of history. Highly recommend!!!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We did the mafia tour yesterday and it was outstanding, Eric's knowledge on the area and enthusiasm was amazing so if you do one thing when you visit New York do one of these tours. Unfortunately we had to leave early as we had a plane to catch and we were really disappointed that we couldn't stay. Now we're gonna... More

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West Mids UK
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Booked the mafia tour on 22 March as part of a birthday present for my husband. We were both really impressed and learnt so much. Eric is really interesting and really knows his history. This was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday and we would both recommend to others. Thanks Eric, we really enjoyed it. About to work... More

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Staten Island, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had this tour planned for 6 weeks to do a private tour. I had friends visiting from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey and we wanted to do a mafia theme. I asked for a private tour for March 22nd at 4pm. A few days before hand I confirmed the date, time and meeting place of 80 2nd Ave.... More

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Eric F, Manager at Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours, responded to this review

This was an honest mistake... I put you in my book for the wrong day. I'm very sorry about that and have literally lost sleep over it. On the day in question, I called you back as soon as I got your message (16 minutes later) and offered to get there as soon as possible. Since then, I've made a... More

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Eric's Mafia Tour of Little Italy was engrossing. I enjoyed every minute of his deep and vast knowledge of the area and related subjects, his willingness to engage with our questions, and his thoughtful and grounded delivery. I've recommended it to friends without hesitation, and after a week of reflection, can sincerely say it provided me with a window into... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is one of the best tours you can do if you want a different, interesting and authentic view of New York. Tour guide Eric is extremely knowledgable, well-read, and prepared and has access to some real hidden gems you would never encounter on your own. I went with my partner who is really into anything Mafia-related - can't say... More

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Toronto
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've experienced different walking tours offered by LESHP. Each tour is unique and informative. I have also hired Eric for a private tour so that my daughter and I could have Eric's attention all to ourselves. This is a small luxury I splurge on whenever the opportunity arises. Suffice it to say, if you're going to visit New York City,... More

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