Gangster City: The Criminal History of the Lower East Side
A Walking Tour with Eric Ferrara
Trace the steps of such mob heavyweights as Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Bugsy Siegel who grew up and earned their criminal stripes on the streets of the Lower East Side. Visit the headquarters, residencies, social clubs, and shootout locations of the Jewish and Italian Mob who, along with the help of the Tammany Hall political machine, ruled New York City’s vice, labor and garment industries from this neighborhood 100 years ago.
The tour is led by Eric Ferrara, a fourth generation/native New Yorker Ferrara is executive director of the East Village History Project, and author of the guide book “Gangsters, Murderers & Weirdos of New York City’s Lower East Side” (History Press).
This event is co-sponsored by the East Village History Project.
- Sunday, September 27, 2009
- 1:30 pm
Meeting place given upon reservation.