Saturday, May 2, 2009

NBC features "Gangsters, Murderers & Weirdos" tour

The tour, which is led by East Village historian Eric Ferrara takes you on a journey from the golden age of the American gangster to the bohemian arts and drug culture of the 1960s. Eric guides you to historic hotspots like 57 Jones Street – the Five Points gang headquarters – and to Second Avenue at 12th Street, the scene of a famous mob shootout.

For a $15 donation – you’ll be amazed to hear about the riots, assassinations, grave-robbings, and other criminal behavior that took place on the East Village streets you roam daily.

From NBC (April 2009)

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/around-town/archive/City-By-Subway-.html