We will walk and visit the actual locations of 5 notorious murders - all of which occurred during the 1960s - 1990s. If you're a fan of true crime books + podcasts + docu-series - then you've found the right experience - this is for you. One of the murders has a shocking and bizarre occult/satanic backstory - which I'm able to relate in detail as I lived for nearly a decade in the building where this murder occurred. (I was one of only 2 people who were interviewed by The New York Times for an article about this murder - on the occasion of a sanity "re-determination" hearing for the culprit.) We will NOT discuss any Mafia "hits" or other gangland crimes (yawn)...nor will we discuss any musty olde Gangs of New York-era crimes - this is not that tour. For each of the murders we'll discuss, I've gone well beyond standard research and dug up surprising details buried in the actual case files, forgotten magazine articles, out-of-print books, and other resources. Please join me for a walk around the gritty city as we revisit a pre-gentrification New York - a city where anything could happen - and often did.
I'm a lifelong true crime enthusiast, attorney (non-practicing), 20+ year resident and student of NYC lore, and former head concierge at a well-known hotel in NYC. I enjoy sharing true stories from the recent past in NYC...the gritty/eerie/unnerving/dangerous city of the 1960s - 1990s...the REAL New York...to provide a counterpoint to our current shiny corporate metropolis.
We'll visit apartment building exteriors, parking garages, and parks. Each place we visit will be the exact location where an infamous murder occurred in the 1960s - 1990s. All locations are on the east side on Manhattan - some downtown, some uptown. We will take one subway trip to travel from downtown to uptown.
This experience contains descriptions and details that some people may find upsetting. It is not appropriate for young children. Parental guidance is suggested.
Gritty NYC True Crime Walk with a lawyer