Introducing GANYC guide Lady Altovise
How long have you been a tour guide?
What time of year would you consider your busy season?
Spring Break - Birding Season.
What types of tours do you offer?
Walking Tours through Manhattan neighborhoods-- History of Gospel Tour and the music it influenced, Soul Food Tours, Harlem Renaissance Tours, African American Diaspora Tour.
Do you offer Niche Tours?
History of Gospel Tour and the music it influenced... is a walking tour that concludes with an musical production in a theatre with a live band and and gospel choir, Soul Food Championship... is a food tour featuring soul food items with a county fair theme, i.e. Blue ribbon winners of BBQ ribs, Fried Chicken, Sweet potato pie, etc, African Diaspora Tour of Black settlements in Manhattan from 1680's thru today.
Have you or your company been featured in print, broadcast or online media?
Yes, see my YouTube channel for videos on: History of Gospel Harlem Tour, Soul Food and Gospel Music experience.
What drove you to become a tour guide?
My son was offered a free trip to Egypt if he took 3 tours ranging in duration from 1 hour, 1 day, 1 weekend. In doing so, I was like...HEY, I can do this! Id be great! Its just like acting. The history is the script, the tourist are the audience, and NYC is my stage!
What is the most gratifying part of your work?
The children that tell me things they learned on my tour and plan to talk about it in SHOW & TELL.
What celebrities (if any) have patronized your business or organization?
Mariah, reality creator/producer/and star of Married To Medicine, Trayvon Martin's entire family took my tour. Central Park 5 also.
What special deals, sales, events or promotions are you offering to GANYC Followers and our industry partners and their customers?
Buy 1 get 1 free, free dessert of your choice at Sylvia's World Famous Soul Food Restaurant.
How long have you been a member of GANYC?
How did you hear or learn about GANYC?
CitySights Double Decker Union meeting.
How has GANYC helped you and your business?
Great reputation, has gotten my foot into many doors.
What's your advice or Tour Guide tip you love to share to people visiting New York?
Starbucks & Museums will allow you to use the restroom! Also The "BLUE A" grading system for surprise inspections.