All you Europeans and anyone else taking a trip to NYC this is the tour to take. I have never been to NYC but I would take this tour if I went, but I admit it would be for laughs. I don't see what the big deal is, calm down politicians!
Any of you New Yorkers know about this? Whats up with pickpocket park? And how about a section of the ghetto modeled after Paris?
"Tourists are crowding onto a Bronx bus tour that promises “a ride through a real New York City ‘GHETTO’ ” — and local politicians are furious.
Three times a week, Real Bronx Tours takes riders — mainly white Europeans and Australians — on a trip that includes stops at food-pantry lines and a “pickpocket” park.
Last week, on the first stop of the $45 tour, guide Lynn Battaglia, from Pittsburgh, pointed out a housing project. She then mocked the Grand Concourse, modeled after a Parisian boulevard.
“Do you feel like we’re on the Champs-Elysées?” she teased a couple from Paris.
As the bus idled across from historic St. Ann’s Episcopalian Church, Battaglia launched into a description of the crime, poverty and violence that plagued the South Bronx during the 1970s recession.
As she spoke, a line of two dozen poor people — including one man visibly agitated by the onlookers — waited for handouts from the church pantry."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/20...#ixzz2TqSRUVzE