Testimonials

Praise for Ike Ilkiw’s “Law & Order Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan”

“This was a great tour. Ike was very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. I would recommend this tour – even a veteran New Yorker will learn and see things they never knew about. Great time!” – Carol, April 10, 2013

“I highly recommend this tour! Ike was great and knew a lot of interesting information about crimes that happened in Little Italy and Chinatown. I went with two of my friends and another couple and everyone really enjoyed the tour!” – Alicia, March 25, 2013

“Really interesting. Ike was a great tour guide and knew all the interesting history of the crime stories in NYC and lower Manhattan. Funny, personable, and gracious. My friends and I had a great time.” – GoldStar Member, March 10, 2013

We took the “law & order walking tour” on Saturday 10/13. Ike, our tour guide was simply fabulous. He has a terrific personality, very informative & fun to listen to. We had a great afternoon! I will highly recommend this walking tour. – GoldStar Member, October 15, 2012

“As a native New Yorker it was very cool to take a closer look at some of the places on the tour that I have passed over numerous times before. The guide was also extremely knowledgable about New York’s history. I especially liked that it did not feel as though he was reading from a script while talking to us. It was just like he was having a conversation with us and teilling us a story.” – GoldStar Member,July 30, 2012

“Imagine experiencing New York’s infamous crime scenes with a well versed, personal tour guide? Cool? How about taking the trip with a retired and connected NYPD police detective?! VERY COOL! Ike was a delight and he obviously takes pride in his tour. This was the highlite of our recent Manhattan tours. Highly recommend!” – Dharans, May 3, 2012

“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 York, and don’t usually undertake “tours.” However, this was one of the best – if not THE best – excursions I’ve experienced. Ike’s knowledgeable, personable and informative. You’ll have a great time and see and learn a lot with Ike!” – Joanne D., March 31, 2012

“This tour was very interesting, informative, and well worth the money. The tour guide, Ike Ilkiw, is a native New Yorker, born on the lower East side, then lived in the East Village area. He is a retired NYPD Detective and PI. Such wonderful stories and anecdotes made the history of the area come to life. We walked for about 3 hours, and although it was cold and windy, the time seemed to fly by. There were 2 rest stops along the way, and a chance to purchase some goodies in various restaurants and shops along the way. The movie “Gangs of New York” was filmed in this area.We learned so much, and can now relate various buildings and areas to scenes from movies, TV shows, and look forward to watching Law & Order, the Godfather, etc and be able to say,”We were there, or I recognize that building!” HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!” – Joz, March 28, 2013