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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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Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization...

Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.

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Excellent walking tour that majors on the "Italian Connection" on the Lower East side (Little Italy) Eric was very knowledgable as his family has lived in the area for generations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent walking tour that majors on the "Italian Connection" on the Lower East side (Little Italy) Eric was very knowledgable as his family has lived in the area for generations and he is clearly passionate about the area and the people. As the area has changed so much his knowledge was vital to tell you what the area was like... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i recently moved to this neighborhood and i wanted to know everything about it. Great to pass by buildings or places formally run by some italian family! This tour was very interesting, Eric Ferrara was a great guide and I was fascinated. I will go back again and I strongly recommend it to New Yorkers or tourists.

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend this tour I was amazed as was my teenage son Anthony he loves everything Italian so Eric showed him everything we even met movie stars on the way. We learned a lot and I will tell everyone to go on this tour you will love it 😍

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eric Ferrara is 4th generation Italian and has researched the history of the Mafia in NYC. He gives a great tour of his family's old neighborhood with the stories of the development of relationships of the Mafia with local law enforcement, the federal government and business and industry. It was interesting to see some of the original buildings of Italian... More 

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Altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I am 13 and my dad wanted to do this I went along I wasn't expecting it to be for me but actually it was great fun and very interesting and Eric shared his enthusiasm about the Mafia. Would definitely recommend for others

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Came along because a friend found this and had a great time. Guide is from the neighborhood and really knows the subject well. I would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a great experience with tour guide Michael. A well rounded and insightful tour that covered the history and culture of the area with a few opportunities to purchase food along the way from neighbourhood stalwarts. A good pace and knowledgeable guide made this a more than worthwhile way to experience the Lower East Side.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Michael was a very knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately is was a very wet and wintery morning for the walking tour and our expectations were low. One bite of the Yonah Schimmel Knish and listening to Michael talk about the history of the area while we ate and we knew we were in for a great morning. Michael did his best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Eric is a fantastic guide and as a historian will neither glorify or sensationalise so you get facts as best sources allow. But at the same time it is entertaining and not a total history geek fest. This tour will interest everybody and for something a little different during your visit to NYC I highly recommend.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was a great tour. Led by fourth generation Italian-American, Eric Ferrara, we really gained an insight and understanding into the origins and evolution of the five major New York crime families and the history of New York City’s Little Italy. Eric founded the Lower East Side History Project and has consulted on several projects including programs for TV’s History... More 

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