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Stories from the Dark Side of New York City with NYPD Guide

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    Pass By: Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York City, NY 10006

    Trinity Church

    Stop At: Wall Street, New York City, NY 10005

    The neighborhoods you visit are much nicer today than they were in the past but has NYC really cleaned up its act? As part of your tour, you’ll visit lower Manhattan, in particular Wall Street and the Financial District, to learn about modern, white collar crime (and the going rate for a get-out-of-jail-free card).

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Little Italy, Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013

    Irish gangs weren’t the only group to terrorise the Lower East Side however. Throughout the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while the 1970s and 1980s were dominated by Chinese turf wars that were so bloody you’ll hardly believe the stories.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lower East Side, New York City, NY

    On the Lower East Side, you’ll see tenement buildings where Irish immigrants lived in subhuman conditions. The most notorious area here was the ‘Five Points’ - a junction so infamous for its gang crime (rumor has it some even lived in burrows under the streets!) that Charles Dickens came to check it out himself on a trip to NYC, not believing it could live up to its reputation. It did, of course, as your guide will tell you.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown, Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY 10013

    Irish gangs weren’t the only group to terrorise the Lower East Side however. Throughout the 1900s the Italian mafia kept Little Italy in a choke hold, while the 1970s and 1980s were dominated by Chinese turf wars that were so bloody you’ll hardly believe the stories.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    11 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Little Italy, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Inclusions
    • Guided tour of the Lower East Side & Wall Street
    • Expert tour guide
    • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour may not be suitable for young children, as the subject matter can be disturbing
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Tour is in English only
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Firstly...our ex-NYPD guide Tim was a fabulous tour leader. Full of detail and facts, he led us from the white collar crimes of Wall Street to the back alleys of Chinatown where the Tongs ruled. A visit to the site of the notorious Five Points inspired me to buy the book Gangs
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Stories from the Dark Side of New York City with NYPD Guide
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    We appreciate you taking the time to share such a thoughtful review with us! We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Tim learning about the gritty crime life of the city and hope that we will get a chance to tour with you in the future.
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    My husband and 14 yo son loved this tour. It was on our last day in NYC so I was in two minds whether it was the best option. My husband said the history stories kept both him and my son throughly engaged, pitched at the right level. My son also loved seeing the NY landmarks
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    Response from TakeWalks, Guest Relations Manager at Stories from the Dark Side of New York City with NYPD Guide
    Responded 26 Apr 2019
    Hello tarnns8, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are happy to hear that both you and your family found the tour engaging and at a great level for all different people. You are correct, this tour is a great mix of history and pop culture and is a real treat for those who enjoy crime shows. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope that you take Walks with us again soon! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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    I have visited NYC six times and was looking for something that I had not already seen or done. From the description this tour seemed to fit the bill. The reality was somewhat different. We actually abandoned the tour at the first possible opportunity because the guide was more
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    Response from TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Stories from the Dark Side of New York City with NYPD Guide
    Responded 22 Aug 2019
    Dear 209nickj, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We understand that the content of this tour didn't live up to your expectations and we are sorry that's the case. Our guides are trained to adhere to the interests of the group and moving forward our Guide Manager will address these concerns. We appreciate you bringing them to our attention, it's from reviews such as yours where we can learn how to improve our services. Thank you again for telling us your thoughts and we hope that this doesn't deter you from taking Walks with us in the future. All the best, The Walks Team
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    This was an amazing walking tour with lots of historical and current information. Our tour guide, Robert Yonskie, had a wealth of knowledge for this tour and several really interesting conversational sidetracks. It was a 3-hour hike, but we had plenty of opportunities for breaks
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    Robert Yonskie guided us through amazing hidden historical places of New York. We've learnt a lot about first terror attacks happened near New York stock exchange and performed by Italian mafia, we've learnt thrilling facts if a brave first italian policeman of new York J.
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