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HIDDEN NEW YORK TOURS IRISH MOB TOUR RETURNS
The Popular Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns for St. Patrick’s Day
New York, NY, January 31, 2022–Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual,
and little-known sights of New York City, returns from its Covid-imposed hiatus with its wildly popular
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 5-star Trip Advisor rated tour, you will:
* Walk around the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen and explore the now-upscale neighborhood’s history
as an Irish slum and organized crime stronghold.
* Visit the places where the gangsters lived, drank, killed, and sometimes dismembered their victims.
* Stop at the pubs and restaurants that were once the sites of bloody acts of carnage and revenge, many
of which are still open for business today.
*Get to do something normal that’s relatively Covid-safe!
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 80s. 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: Fridays, 6PM, 3/4-3/25; every Saturday, 6PM, from 3/5; Sundays, 3PM 3/6-3/27;
Thursday, 3/17: 12PM, 3PM, 6PM.
Location: Tour begins on the Southeast corner of 42 nd Street and 8 th Avenue. There is a twenty-person
maximum, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
Price: $35 general/$25 students with ID/$20 seniors/$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.
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If you would like more information about us, please contact Russell Wolin at 646-981-3004 or email at