The History Of Art, Crime, Drugs + Punk Rock On The Lower East Side
See the dark side of the LES
We now know the Lower East Side as a great place to grab drinks, see a show, and drink some good coffee. But what about the days when the streets were filled with up-and-coming musicians and intense violence? On this tour, see everything from the club where The Ramones started to the nitty gritty areas where murderers fed their girlfriends to the homeless and drug addicts got their fix. The tour is led by John Joseph, lead singer of the Cro-Mags, who has more than a few crazy stories up his sleeve. No doubt this'll be one for the books. General admission. Please arrive on time or the tour will leave without you. Sorry, but no refunds for latecomers. The tour will last approximately three hours, so please wear comfortable shoes.
"[The tour] offers the eager an LES-pavement-pounding education in everything that once made (and sometimes still makes) this city terrifyingly great, both through deep historical learnings and oft-insane personal anecdotes."