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NY 1 TV Interview & Tour

Follow the winding streets of Little Italy, Chinatown, the Bowery and the infamous Mulberry Bend.

We visit the site of Paradise Square where the Bowery Boy Riot took place, Bottle Alley, Bandits Roost, the Collect Pond.

We see Old Police HQ where a crooked Tammany Hall political machine ran the early NYPD as well as the gangs. The oldest tenement in NYC (1835). John Gotti’s mob clubhouse.

Conditions Permitting we visit Old St Patrick’s Cathedral and visit one of the original “secret tunnels” of Chinatown.

Group size is no larger than 20, Tour runs approximately 2.5 hours.

This tour is only given by me... personally since 1998

Growing up and attending school in Lower Manhattan, having many relatives and friends living in Chinatown & little Italy I was well aware of a place known as the Five Points at an early age

Several years before the release of the movie I created a Little Italy/Chinatown tour of the area with a portion of the tour devoted to the Five Points and the associated  history. With the news of Martin Scorsese’s movie being produced I created a totally new tour with the emphasis being  the Five Points.

I incorporate much of my own personal history working with the Mayors Office and running for political office, as well as a very candid view of the crooked politics of the time and how much of it still affects todays city.

Although there is some reference to the film, the tour is mainly based on actual documented history and personal experience.

“ This historically accurate walking tour is a must for those who have seen the film, and those who plan to see it...”
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917 647 4029

Five Points, the neighborhood that created tap dance, invented crooked politics, stole elections and became the worlds most notorious slum is explored in this in depth historically accurate and entertaining walking tour that separates fact from fiction.