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Lower East Side History Project Walking Tours

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.
c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York City, NY
East Village
+1 347-465-7767
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Thank rickyo925
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank jakegenever
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Thank Yosel V
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
Thank mops9
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the tour, 1,5 hour of knowledge!!!! The tourist guide really know his job!!! Great to know about the real history behind great movies like The Godfather!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Adriana G
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Bit late in posting a review... This is a very good tour. Eric was very informative and knew his history, he communicated excellently. He answered any questions we had and even went over the allotted time on the tour as he had time to spare....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Weedo
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Eric does an excellent job communicating his immense knowledge about the topic. Both my wife and I loved the tour and knowing more about the history of such an important community in Manhattan. 100% recommended.

Date of experience: October 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