The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia

What to expect
  • Discover the fascinating history of organized crime in New York City during the 20th century
  • Explore hidden and dark secrets about past happenings in the East Village and Little Italy
  • Shudder at tales of mafia activity and notorious criminals
Venture into the past to learn about the rise and fall of the American mafia -- after the sun goes down and the city comes alive. On this walking tour, uncover the history of the 20th century arc of Organized Crime in America, specifically anchored by the Five Families of New York -- a secret society that began in the 1900s, flourished from the 30s through the 50s, and finally experienced an ugly decline through the last decades of the century. Travel from the East Village down through Little Italy while hearing the tales of Lucky Luciano's ruthless rise to power and his affiliation with other notorious criminals such as Carlo Gambino, Vito Genovese and Meyer Lansky. You'll stop outside the tenements, cafes, restaurants, social clubs, funeral homes and even alleyways where all the action happened. Embark on a tour to uncover an epic tale that spans 100 years and across the Atlantic and back, while never leaving the vibrant streets of New York.

Note: There is a minimum of 2 people required to book this activity.
Key Highlights
Price $39.50 per guest
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 3 positive reviews
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