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Alison Martin

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As a lifelong resident of New York City, I have a strong appreciation for everything this great place has to offer as well as an appreciation for arts and culture. For five and a half years, I reported on art exhibits at Chelsea galleries for and I now write for I’ve also been a tour guide on double-decker sightseeing buses where I show visitors the best known sights of uptown, downtown, and mid-Manhattan and point out some lesser-known haunts. I know a lot about the history and the neighborhoods of the city and will happily show you around.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

I offer custom tours of the city's major landmarks and attractions, and can also take visitors on specialized tours of the art galleries in Chelsea and the Lower East Side.

I am available to escort groups on general full-day or half-day tours of NYC's iconic sites, tailored to the interests of the visitors. A full-day tour might begin Downtown with a round-trip ride on the Staten Island Ferry to view the Statue of Liberty and the lower Manhattan skyline; Wall Street and Trinity Church (where Alexander Hamilton is buried); and the 9/11 Memorial. Then, after a lunch break (at a spot I will recommend) we can head to Midtown to explore Times Square and the theater district; Rockefeller Center; St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fifth Avenue; and Central Park.

A half-day of 4 hours could include either of those tours, coupled with Greenwich Village and/or the Lower East Side.

As a guide on a double-decker bus, I also have led tours through Upper Manhattan, including the Upper West Side, the Lincoln Center area and Harlem, and can design and lead tours of those areas as well.

Please let me know what you'd like to see, and we can work together.

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Churches & Houses of Worship
Culinary Tours
East Village
Walking Tours
Prospect Park
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Times Square
Theater District
Private Tours
Greenwich Village
Grand Central Terminal
Fashion District
Dutch New Amsterdam

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