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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 123 members
Review from Barry
Red Velvet 62 events 23 reviews

Ike was such a great tourguide. He made sure everyone could hear him at all times, he made sure no one missed anything. The places he took us were very interesting and informative and he answered EVERY question that any of us wanted to know how...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Joanne D.
Red Velvet 41 events 18 reviews

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 Bob Jackson
143 events 69 reviews

Really enjoyed this tour a lot. Ike is very knowledgeable and extremely personable. This is not some college kid or out of work actor who was given a script to memorize. This is a former NYPD detective who knows this topic first hand. You even...continued

reviewed May 28 2014 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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