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Ben Paganelli

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Ben grew up about an hour and half from Grand Central Terminal in the Hudson Valley. He has vivid childhood memories of family trips into the city to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and being blown away by the enormity and magic of the city during the holidays. Later, as a teenager, he and friends would regularly make up alibis to sell their parents so they could sneak onto a Metro North train and walk from Midtown to the Village to buy comic books, bootleg cassettes and see live shows. He finally moved to the city full-time in 2003. Ben had the incredible opportunity to become a news assistant at NY1, which got him deeply concerned about local issues. That led to a position at a local good government group where he wrote about corruption and held forum discussions to help inform communities about how local government affects them. In early 2014 Ben got his NYC Sightseeing Guide license and has since been leading tours for Rockefeller Center, several neighborhood food and history tours, and the observatory at One World Trade Center.

Tours & Services Offered

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Bicycle Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Culinary Tours
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Helicopter Tours
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Lower East Side
Olde New York
Private Tours
Prospect Park
Pub Crawls
SoHo & NoLita
South Street Seaport
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Taxi Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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