Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour

Brooklyn Brainery

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Centre St & Chambers St New York, NY 10007
New York, New York 10007
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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

Corrupt politicians. Crooked cops. Gangsters so terrifying that they’re known only as “Murder, Incorporated.” 

These are the men and women that have made New York City’s underworld the stuff of legend. But there is so much more to this legend than you’ve ever heard. Why is it that New York had such a violent past? What drove these people to a life of crime? This is the story of a broken and corrupt system and the clever individuals smart enough to exploit it.

On this walking tour, we’ll explore Lower Manhattan where we’ll discuss the evolution of orphan street gangs into the mafia, con men and bank robbers so rich they rubbed elbows with the Vanderbilts, gun fights that would make the Wild West blush and the politicians that encouraged it.

We’ll visit the old Five Points District, Chinatown, the Bowery and of course the Lower East Side. Let us show you how New York’s crime history began.

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Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour
Reviewed by Laura P. on 7/29/2018
This tour was so interesting and fun! I would really recommend this tour!
Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour
Reviewed by Joe P. on 4/2/2018
Crime in NYC: A History of Vice and Murder Walking Tour
Reviewed by Jason L. on 8/14/2017
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