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average touch [deleted] 12:08am, 22 November 2008
Saturday November 22, 2008 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
F, V subway station

NW corner of E.Houston St/2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10003
Category: Other

Website: lowereastsidetours.org
From the Golden Age of the American gangster at the turn of the 20th century (when this area was reported to boast 300 brothels, 300 gambling joints, and 360 gang hangouts), to the bohemian arts and drug culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, some of the most infamous and colorful criminals, characters, and weirdos in history have called the East Village home.

Trace the steps of everyone from Monk Eastman, Bugsy Siegal, Meyer Lansky, Al "Scarface" Capone, and Charles "Lucky" Luciano to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, The Hells Angels, GG Allin, and many many more. Riots, squatter evictions, cannibals, street gangs, kidnappings, shoot outs, assassinations, grave-robbers, hangings, ghosts; we got it all...

Schedule: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:00am
Reservations: Not required
Fee: Free/$15 tip suggested if you enjoy, but no one is turned away!
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours, Distance: 14 blocks
Meet: 2nd Ave and Houston St, NW corner, above subway station
Directions: F, or V train to 2nd Avenue/Lower East Side
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