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.
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.
This is a walking tour. To arrange transportation by private car, please message me to create a custom tour.
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.
Living in Manhattan, I do not own a car, but I can arrange transportation with a private car company upon request.