Jewish Gangsters of the Lower East Side
They put the “organized” into “organized crime!”
Monk Eastman ran the roughest street gang in all of New York, but he was buried as a decorated WWI soldier. Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lanksy first met over a hot dice game on Rivington Street. Years later, they established the crime syndicate that turned bootleg liquor into a multi-million dollar enterprise and made Las Vegas the gambling empire of America. They were thugs. They were businessmen. They were the Jewish Gangsters of the Lower East Side.
Let Gangster Gideon show you around the hood under his personal protection. Sites include: Shapiro’s Wine Cellar, Williamsburg Bridge, Seward Park, site of the old Roumanian-American Congregation, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Kossar’s Bialys and more!