Dumplings, donuts, speakeasies and gangster stories.
Discover the hidden gems of Chinatown and Little Italy on this evening tour. There is a focus on the rich history of these neighborhoods while exploring, seeing the sights, stopping for amazing food at local spots and topping it all off with a special speakeasy experience.
Did you know the meatball was created in Little Italy? Learn why. Do you know how the famous Blood Church on Mulberry Street got it’s name? Or that the Chinese, barred from citizenship and its protections, formed their own internal structures that provided jobs, medical care and housing? There are also intense dark sides to both neighborhoods involving organized crime and government ties.
Dumplings (steamed and fried)
Gourmet Doughnut or Malaysian Sweet Toast
Seamless entrance into high-end speakeasy (avoid the lines!). Please note that alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price.
Canal Street Shopping (we'll help you haggle)
We cover the rich history of early lower Manhattan with a focus on Prohibition, Little Italy, Chinatown, Five Points and the Gangs of New York, Immigration and Religion.