Guided tour

New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Empire Tours NYC

New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Empire Tours NYC

From US$ 35 per person

Explore NYC from the perspective of its ghosts and gangsters. Take a two-hour history-based guided tour and discover the city's best gangsters and ghost stories. Uncover the city’s dark side as you walk through world-famous neighborhoods.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Acquaint yourself with the dark history of New York City
  • Enjoy amazing views from NYC's most famous sightseeing districts
  • Visit notable ghost and gangster locations including old mafia crime scenes in Little Italy and famous haunted houses in the West Village
  • Learn how the five mafia families of New York and other gangs ran their criminal empires
Full description
Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.
  • Two-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to Basilica of St Patrick (daytime tours only)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the corner of Worth and Mulberry Streets 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

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  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or with infants
  • Walking shoes are recommended
  • Children aged 6 and under can join this tour for free
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 33 reviews

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Guide was full of knowledge and very interesting .His explanations /knowledge was very clear despite the fact we are Scottish and at times struggle normally with the American accent .We learned things that we would never have known if we had not went on this tour. Highly recommended and an insight into the Gangster ways of life .

July 3, 2022

I have lived in the nyc area for more than twenty years have not been to the end of Mulberry and Mott streets in Chinatown. The tour started from there. The tour got more and more interesting going to little Italy and the stories of the gangsters.

September 18, 2022

September 12, 2022

Product ID: 366230