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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

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Lower East Side History Project is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation.
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New York City, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this tour was great. Eric has great knowledge of the area, as a local, and is happy to share that with little stories and anecdotes as you go around. Every question we asked was answered. The tour is unscripted, so each one gives...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Blok103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eric Ferrara does the best walking tour of Little Italy and the Lower East Side in NYC. I did some other walking tours whilst in Manhattan and they came up second best to his tours. He really knows his stuff - movies, history, and such...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MyNo1Place
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eric is a terrific tour guide - informative, historically accurate, with a passion for the city and the Lower East Side. This was our second tour with him and it was excellent. i would highly recommend Eric and his company - book now!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Eric is a great guy! He has great knowledge of the area as this is where he grew up. Showed us all the movie spots and history of the mob in this area. Would recommend this to anyone with interest in mob related history. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing experience. Eric our guide was a fountain of knowledge having first had experience living in little Italy and growing up with Mafia Members. We toured the former streets of little Italy and shown what life was like back then being a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Eric was amazing. Called him on Saturday and he met my wife and I early Sunday morning for the tour even though we were the only ones. Truth be told she only went for me. Eric grew up in the area and is very passionate...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank McBudster
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I booked this tour after she did some research online about mob history related tours. Evidently Eric’s resume speaks for itself and that was a win win as he charges very little money for such educational tour. I love history and mob...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

I planned a special LES day in NYC for my 27th wedding anniversary. Every meal and activity was meticulously planned 3-4 weeks in advance, including the Forgotten NY tour. I booked it 3 weeks in advance and received confirmation by email. My wife and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LESHP, Manager at Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Yes, I (Eric Ferrara, LESHP director) take full responsibility because I carelessly wrote you into the wrong date in the book. I'm very sorry. Over 15 years, we as guides, have been stood up dozens of time... so I know how it feels. No matter...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Aug 11 2018 had mafia tour booked in advance for weeks for my husband and myself at 12 noon. I had done the tour a few years back and it was fantastic. My husband was super excited to go on this tour. We got an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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LESHP, Manager at Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

You are leaving out the part about severe weather alerts that day (lightning, flash flooding) and how everyone was contacted at 9:00am that the tour would be cancelled for safety reasons, as per our weather policy. Thanks for the one star.

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Just a brilliant walk. Full of tales of old Lower East side. Fully comes alive in front of your eyes.

Date of experience: April 2017
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from LESHP | Property representative |
Hello- Yes, I emailed you back twice. Maybe our emails are getting blocked? Please meet the group by 12:00pm outside of Cacio e Vino at 80 Second Avenue (between E.4th and E.5th Streets). If you need specific directions... More
Les F
March 22, 2015|
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Response from LESHP | Property representative |
Hi Les- Our tours are $20pp and a full schedule with more information about each tour can be found on our website (it won't let me post a link for some ridiculous reason). This is our schedule through the end of... More