Mafia in Little Italy


Take a thrilling journey though mob history on this walking tour in New York’s Little Italy, where some of the most notorious events in American gangster lore took place.

Start with the violent tactics of early black hand gangs and the battles to control the liquor trade during prohibition, leading to the rise of Joe “The Boss” Masseria.

Learn how Lucky Luciano revolutionized organized crime with The Commission of Five Families and his unlikely deal with the government during World War Two.

See the infamous Ravenite Social Club and follow the rise and fall of Dapper Don John Gotti.

Meet Lieutenant Petrosino, an early crime fighter, and Frank Serpico, who risked his life to expose police corruption.

End with visits to the spots where mobsters “Sally Bugs” Briguglio and Crazy Joey Gallo met their bloody demise.

Optionally, see locations from The Godfather and continue to Five Points, the notorious 19th century neighborhood popularized by the film Gangs of New York.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.5 km

The tour meets in Little Italy and ends close to where it starts. Subway lines are close to all points. Details will be provided via email after booking.

Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start time. See questions about tours or contact us for other times and custom tours.