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This tour was very interesting, informative, and well worth the money. The tour guide, Ike Ilkiw, is a native New Yorker, born on the lower East side, then lived in the East Village area. He is a retired NYPD Detective and PI. Such wonderful stories and anecdotes made the history of the area come to life. We walked for about 3 hours, and although it was cold and windy, the time seemed to fly by.There were 2 rest stops along the way, and a chance to purchase some goodies in various restaurants and shops along the way. The movie "Gangs of New York" was filmed in this area.We learned so much, and can now relate various buildings and areas to scenes from movies, TV shows, and look forward to watching Law & Order, the Godfather, etc and be able to say,"We were there, or I recognize that building!" HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!