New York's Crime and Death Scene: Uncover the City's Darkest Secrets

About this activity

Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 4.5 miles
Instant confirmation
Duration 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

Hosted by ListenUp Audio
$5
Instant confirmation
Book now
  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Follow your private in-app audio tour and explore the crime world of New York
  • Feel shaken up by the noir atmosphere of lively and glittering Manhattan
  • Get a chance to see what is guessed to be the Theodore Roosevelt’s secret tunnel
  • Learn about the crazy mob monster and why you shouldn't ask about him out loud
  • Find out what secret the depth of the 200-year-old haunted well hides
Welcome to New York and this bone-chilling tour that will take you through former mafia hangouts, crime scenes, and haunted buildings in the city! First, you will visit Finn Square, an area named after its resident who died in World War I that hides a terrible murder story once happened there. Next, you will see the Manhattan Detention Complex, a municipal jail, colloquially known as the Tombs, with its grim history for you to reveal. Then the tour will guide you to the heart of Little Italy, a lively neighborhood filled with cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries, shops, and the story of the local mafia and gangs. Passing by the former Police Headquarters Building in the monumental Beaux-Arts style, you will learn about the only New York police officer ever to sit in Sing Sing prison's electric chair. Already frightening enough, but it's still not the end! Move further and find out about the devastating fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, where workers could not escape the blazing building. After that, you will get to the location of the Limelight nightclub housed in the former Episcopal church, which walls witnessed a death caused by a ritual. Finally, you will visit the location of the original Madison Square Garden, a popular event venue where one revenge ended up with three shot bullets. Join the tour, get your goosebumps ready, and start exploring the dark side of New York City! Disclaimer: disturbing content. Recommended age: 18+

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route with step-by-step navigation from one location to another
  • Recommendations for great bars that you can visit during the tour
  • Earphones — you should use your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Finn Square
West Broadway, Finn Square, Manhattan
Madison Square Garden
Pennsylvania Plaza, 4, Manhattan
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
More popular activities
Cancellation policies vary according to activity type. Please check the conditions of your required activity Self-guided audio tour.

Any questions left?

The most interesting attractions in New York City