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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

Address: c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
Phone Number: +1 347-465-7767
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Ranked #68 of 799 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to New York City with my Wife, Brother and his girlfriend in Sept. 2014... We went to all the popular attractions in the City.. But the Mafia Tour was one of the highlights of our vacation.. We were able to walk through Little Italy and get a lot of history of the Italian Mafia.. Eric Ferrara was very knowledgeable... More

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Michael our tour guide was assigned to us within 24 hours of a private booking and he was great. As a long time bowery resident he knew all the inside scoop of the neighborhood of the 70s 80s 90s today and of course the 17 and 18 hundreds. He was very knowledgeable and allowed us to take whatever route we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Literally just back from the 2 hour Mafia walking tour with LESHP. Wow. Firstly, my boyfriend and I turned up to find that we were the only 2 taking the tour today so we felt incredibly lucky to be having a private tour but I don't doubt for a second that our enjoyment would have been affected by being in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A must for visitors and NYC locals alike. Eric Ferrara is the best tour guide you could as for: incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and a LES native. His love and passion for the local history is obvious and contagious. Best tour ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A must tour for anyone interested in the history of the Mafia. The tour guide (Eric Ferrara) is a native of Little Italy and has a wealth of first hand information about the growth and history of the Mafia in New York City and the rest of the country. Don't miss this one! I look forward to doing other tours... More

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the best tours I have gone on. The tour guide (Eric) was excellent, he had a great deal of information to share.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Eric is an extremely knowledgeable guide to the history of the Mafia. He tells interesting stories in a neighborhood that he grew up in and knows intimately. He makes history come alive and you can tell that he is not just "phoning it in". You can ask questions and will try to cater the tour to what you are most... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Eric was an excellent, resourceful, and friendly guide. It was a rainy day and only a few people showed up; but, he treated like a full house. He knows all the people, locations, and legends of the NYC Mafia. This is my third tour with the LESHP and I plan on doing it again when I return. It is always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Eric has so much knowledge to offer and is very open to discuss what you are interested in. We saw intimate parts of the neighborhood with details only locals would know. It was the BEST part of our trip to the city. Something we will likely do again just for the conversation. If you are intrigued by the mafia at... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our guide Eric provided an in depth local's perspective of the area (lower east side). We had a private tour which I can highly recommend, since it allowed us to ask questions and visit establishments that a larger group would not get access to. Not only did he grow up in the area, his passion for preserving the history and... More

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