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Alfred Pommer



I am: a college graduate, an author of four Manhattan guide books, a self employed licensed New York City guide and a native New Yorker born, raised and educated in New York City.  For over 28 years I have been giving private and publicly scheduled neighborhood walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods since 1990. And I have been constantly researching and improving each tour. I am no longer escorting walking tours but I offer over 28 private slide shows and / private walking tour consultation sessions for individuals, groups and corporations.

For information call 212 979 2388.

My slideshows can be viewed for free at:

My Manhattan armchair guidebooks published by The History Press and Arcadia Publishing are:”Exploring the Original West Village, "Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square",  "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill”, and “Exploring New York’s SoHo”    View my author page at

Every neighborhood tour features landmarks, history and architecture, along with interesting pictures and stories which illustrate the past of a particular Manhattan neighborhood.  It is this combination of  elements that gives each tour a distinctive set of characteristics and allows for the unique integration of each area's past with its present.  This is the theme of all my neighborhood tours.   My specialized tours usually cross the boundaries of various neighborhoods and focus on any one of a number of different subjects such as: >Art Deco, Modern Architecture, History, Gargoyles and art. The Rockefeller Center's Public Art Tour focuses on its public art and the many renown artist that created the art, plus its history and its architecture along with some interesting stories and pictures that help us understand its past.

I am an accomplished guide and my tours are both interesting and informative.&nbsp. Literally thousands of people have taken walking tours with me over the years. On a regular basis I used to do walking tours for Hofstra University - College of Continuing Education, Harvard Business School Alumnus Association, Second Stage Theater and I have also conducted walking tours for: Fordham Alumni, Stern College of New York, The Woman's Travel Club and Maxima Tours just to mention a few institutions that used me.

I retired as a supervisor for the New York City Parks Department in 1991 after 25 years of service.  Over that period of time I supervised and sometimes trained small groups of employees in various Park Department districts such as: Manhattan Forestry, Mobile Security in Manhattan, Washington Square Park, Riverside Park, The Manhattan Training Center, Thomas Jefferson Pool/Park, and Queens Forestry.  Even before I started to work for the New York City Parks Department I had an interest in the architecture and history of New York City and I was collecting information and pictures especially about interesting buildings and locations in Manhattan.  It was a hobby that I talked about on my job which prompted  fellow employees to ask me to show their visiting friends or relatives around.  Whether it was a tour of Art Deco buildings, historically styled turn of the century mansions, Rockefeller Center, Midtown or neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Murray Hill, Little Italy or the Lower East Side I was always prepared.  In the 1980's I started scheduling public walking tours on my days off and when I retired in 1991, I turned this part time pursuit of giving walking tours in Manhattan into my full time occupation.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

The Midtown Architectural Walking Tour

The Original West Village Walking Tour 

The Gargoyles in Manhattan Walking Tour

The Upper East Side Millionaires Mile Walking Tour 1 & 2

Upper East Side Carnegie Hill Historic District  Tour

The Murray Hill Walking Tour

The Art on Display in Midtown Walking Tour

The Gramercy Park Historic District Walking Tour

The Rockefeller Center Public Art Tour

Stuyvesant Park Historic District / Stuyvesant Town Tour

Chelsea Historic District / Neighborhood Walking Tour

Tribeca Historic Districts Walking Tour

Special Slideshow featuring several of my walking tours

      are listed at


Services Offered: 
Tour Consultant,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
East Village
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Irish Immigrant History
Italian Immigrant History
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Olde New York
Private Tours
SoHo & NoLita
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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