4th Edition of the Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns in March
New York, NY – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Hidden New York Tours—a company specializing in the off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City—returns for the 4th year with its signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies: The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen. The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News.
On this wildly popular, 5-star Trip Advisor rated tour you will:
*Visit the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen and explore the now-upscale neighborhood’s history as an Irish slum and organized crime stronghold.
*Walk the streets and see the places where the gangsters lived, drank, killed, and sometimes dismembered their victims.
*See the pubs and restaurants that were once the sites of clandestine deals and bloody acts of carnage and revenge, many of which are still open for business today.
From the Gophers to the Westies: The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen
For most people, the Irish Mob conjures up images of old James Cagney movies, but Irish organized crime was once a going concern in New York City—at least until the vicious gang known as the Westies was broken up by law enforcement in the late 1980s. Although the onetime Irish enclave of Hell’s Kitchen has become an upscale foodie mecca, most of the places where the gangs lived, killed, and (in some cases) dismembered their victims are still standing, and we think that’s kinda cool. Join us for this bloody tour through the rich and lurid history of Manhattan’s West Side.
Dates and Times: Friday 3/13, 6PM; Saturday 3/14, 6PM and 9PM; Sunday 3/15, 3PM & 6PM; Monday
3/16, 6PM; Tuesday 3/17, 6PM; 3/21, 3/28, and alternating Saturdays thereafter, 6PM.
Location: Tour begins on the Southeast corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. There is a twenty-person
maximum, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Price: $35 general/$25 students with ID/$15 children under 12
About Hidden New York Tours:
There are eight million stories in the naked city and we're dedicated to telling all of them. Or at least some of them. Okay, realistically, we can only tell a fraction of them, so we have to be selective. After combing through all eight million, by special arrangement with the NSA, we've picked only the best stories to feature on our tours—like that time when George Washington nearly lost his entire army (not to mention the Revolutionary War) right in Brooklyn. Or that other time when William Van Allen hid the spike on the Chrysler building from a rival architect. Or the time when Mrs. Applebaum of Canarsie became the city stickball champion. Okay, so we made that last one up, but you get the point. We love New York, and we know its hidden history better than anyone you're likely to meet outside your favorite old-man bar, and that place smells like feet and memories. Come take a walk outside with us, in the fresh air. It'll do you good. We offer both public and private tours, with an emphasis on true New York stories that aren't widely known or covered on other tours.