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Walking Tour: The Jewish Gangsters of Lower Manhattan

June 30, 1:30 pm3:30 pm.
$25; $20 Seniors, Students; $5 Cool Culture Pass / SNAP Benefits
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Pickpockets, extortionists, armed robbers, bootleggers, gamblers, and hitmen cropped up not only in the Five Points neighborhood but also in the growing Jewish Lower East Side. Join us as we take to the streets and learn the story of organized crime in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in New York City, from robbed and torched pushcarts to illegal whiskey and drugs!


Learn about the famous gangsters on the Lower East Side including Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and Arnold Rothstein

Meet the lesser known personalities like “Dopey” Benny Fein, “Big” Jack Zelig, “Lepke” Buchalter, and the notorious Samuel “Red” Levine

Walk the streets with an expert guide and visit where these Jewish Gangsters lived and conducted their business

Meet in front of the Ottendorfer Library.

Tours will will run about two hours in length, although this may vary.


135 Second Avenue
New York, New York United States