- $45 for one admission to a gangster-themed walking tour of the East Village and Lower East Side with cultural historian Robin London
- This tour is suitable for adults only
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Groups meet at a private Lower Manhattan residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 18 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 6 purchasers in order to take place. Tours take place rain or shine.
What You'll Do
The East Village and Lower East Side were once collectively known as Wicked New York, an ominous reference to the murder, prostitution, grave-robbing, and other grisly crimes that plagued the area at the time. But cultural historian Robin London doesn't want the lessons of that past to be forgotten. She guides groups through the streets where Jewish and Italian gangsters once schemed, dined, drank, stole, and got whacked to impart a deeper understanding of the city and the criminal mind.
Walk Through Wicked New York
During the first 2.5 hours of the tour, you'll visit the cemetery where one of the most sensational crimes was committed and Tompkins Square Park, the site of a tragic boat fire.
Stop for Lunch
After the street tour, a half-hour lunch break lets you refuel at one of the area's many restaurants. The tour price does not include food.
Visit the Museum of the American Gangster
Continue your criminal education with a one-hour tour at a museum focused on the legacy of gangsters in America. Museum admission is included.
NYC Cultural Historian
A native New Yorker, Robin London grew up playing on the sidewalks and fire escapes of the Lower East Side. Today, as a licensed tour guide with more than 25 years of experience, she gets to share her knowledge and passion for the city with visitors. Also a member of the National Association of Storytellers, she escorts groups around the city while making tales of New York's past come alive.