how long will it take?
You’re in charge of your tour, so it can run as fast or as slow as you’d like. But here’s how long we think it will take you:
• Estimated tour time: 1 Hour and 30minutes
• Actual audio running time: 38 minutes
how many stops are there?
There are 17 stops on the Little Italy tour, including:
Onieal’s Grand Street
Fire Station No. 55
Mulberry Street Bar
Former Police Headquarters Building
And 11 more
when is the best time to go?
Italian food. Enough said. Try and time your tour around lunch or dinner if at all possible. If you prefer to dodge the tourists, do the opposite.
What the Tour Looks & Sounds Like:
yes, it’s still there…
Just a few blocks of one street, Little Italy appears to be surprisingly small at first glimpse. But just because the neighborhood has changed doesn’t mean the history has disappeared.
Little Italy was much bigger back in it’s heyday and traces of that past life still remain today. There are dozens of hidden gems located throughout the surrounding streets, you just have to know what you’re looking for. That’s where we come in.
Find out how Five Points grew into Little Italy and then later shrank into what it is today. Learn which restaurants are iconic and which ones mob bosses ate at. Check out the building Martin Scorsese grew up in, we’ll even point you to the window of his actual apartment. Learn where famous mob hits happened and where legendary movies like The Godfather were filmed. We’ll cover it all!
Join us on our tour as we guide you along the streets of Little Italy. We’ll point out those hidden little pieces of history while telling you the fascinating story behind this iconic neighborhood.
How to Get to Little Italy:
Our tour starts at the Church of the Most Precious Blood. There are a couple of ways to get there depending on where you are in the city. Before the tour begins, our app will tell you the stop for each of the subway lines and how to get there from the exit.
Here are the stops we recommend:
J,Z Line - Canal Street stop
Q Line - Canal Street stop
6 Line - Canal Street Stop
F Line - East Broadway Stop (longer walk, take a different line if possible)
A,C,E Line - Canal Street Stop (longer walk, take a different line if possible)
*Our tours were designed as solo experiences. You’ll be wearing headphones and you might want to skip something that doesn’t interest you. Unless you’re comfortable standing super close (and are extremely patient), we recommend getting the tour separately on each of your devices if you plan on doing the tour with multiple people.