NYC lawmakers furious over 'ghetto to...

NYC lawmakers furious over 'ghetto tour' by Bronx bus company

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CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#1 May 20, 2013
That's dumb. Are they mad about trips to the zoo too?

"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."

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