Mafia Walking Tour
This popular and exciting walking tour through the East Village and Little Italy explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends.
We also discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century.
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The Mafia Walking Tour is conducted by Eric Ferrara
Eric Ferrara is founder of the Lower East Side History Project, a published author and fourth-generation, native New Yorker whose family goes back four generations in Little Italy. He has consulted several movie & tv projects including History Channel, HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Warner Brothers' new Great Gatsby. His books include Manhattan Mafia Guide.
Ferrara has consulted several law enforcement agencies and crime victims as well as families and estates of many of the Mafia figures discussed on the tour. These unique first-hand accounts, combined with 130 years of community insight and over a decade of active research, makes this excursion a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and aficionados alike. MORE ABOUT ERIC HERE.
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