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37 Star Starred
Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino Park
Meet across from the Subway Sandwich 222 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 121 members
Review from Joanne D.

This is an excellent tour of Lower Manhattan, including its history (criminal and otherwise), architecture, eateries and pubs, as well as pertinent personal vignettes from retired Ike Ilkiw's years as a NYPD detective. I've spent many weeks in New...continued

reviewed Mar 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I had a great time. Even though I live in New York I saw many places I hadn't known about. Ike Ilkiw, our tour guide, is very knowledgeable as well as friendly and interesting. Highly recommended.

reviewed May 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Wanda

It was a beautiful fall day, the group was just the right size. Our tour guide, Ike, was a lot of fun, well-informed and even shared some personal stories with us from his days in uniform in lower Manhattan. I not only learned a lot of...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Check out Ike in a short video online: Ghosts of Washington Square Park.
The price of your ticket will also include a free copy of Ike’s book: A Cop’s Guide to Lower Manhattan.


Tour guide Ike Ilkiw was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in the early 1960s. His family moved to Brooklyn in 1963, and he grew up in the Brooklyn Cypress Hills neighborhood. He worked at various jobs, but was appointed to the NYC Transit Police in 1982, and was promoted to the rank of Detective in 1986. It is from his experiences of growing up in New York City and being a NYC Police Detective that he decided to start the NYC Adventure Tours website.

Ike is a licensed New York State Private Investigator, and has worked with every level of law enforcement, from the New York City to the federal level, including FBI, and the DEA.

image: By Beyond My Ken (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Ike has assisted in television show development and story ideas from Amsterdam (2007) and had his first screen credit with Pelham 123 in 2009.

Please note, this tour is not based on the television show Law & Order. It is a walking tour of Lower Manhattan from a police perspective.

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