The Irish Mob of Hell's Kitchen

Tour Number

Activity Level

462429


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Keep in mind that the tour contains graphic tales of violence and mayhem and some actual crime scene photos. Probably not appropriate for children under 12.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A bloody romp through the history of the Irish Mob in New York, from the Gophers to the Westies


For most people, the Irish Mob conjures up images of old James Cagney movies. Like this one here. But Irish organized crime was a going concern in New York City, at least until the vicious gang known as the Westies was broken up by law enforcement in the late 80's. Although the onetime Irish enclave of Hell's Kitchen has become an upscale foodie mecca, most of the places where the gangs lived, killed, and in some cases, dismembered their victims, are still standing. Join me for this bloody tour through the rich and lurid history of Manhattan's West Side.

Itinerary

About a 1. 5 mile walk through Hell's Kitchen, covering key locations in the long history of the Irish Mob in the neighborhood.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: 11 Times Square, at the South East corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Add one hour for airport pick-ups and shore excursions.

Transportation

This is a walking tour. To arrange transportation by private car, please message me to create a custom tour.

What’s Included

Other: One amazing and very unique tour that isn't offered by any other guide in New York.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 US Dollars - There's no need for purchases on this tour, but you should have some cash if you'd like drinks, or snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: This is a walking tour, but transportation by private car can be arranged upon request, including for shore excursions. Please message me to set up a custom tour should a car be required for your group.

Restrictions

Living in Manhattan, I do not own a car, but I can arrange transportation with a private car company upon request.

Private tour guide Russell

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Russell W.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/irishmobprivatewalking

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