Introducing GANYC guide: Christine Lazzara
Company: Just Ask Christine, Custom Curated NYC Experiences
How long have you been a tour guide?
I've been a guide officially for 3 years, unofficially for many more! Local to NYC, I am the girl people call when they want to know where to go, what to do or to be shown around!
What time of year would you consider your busy season?
March through June seem to be my busiest months.
What drove you to become a tour guide?
My love for my city which never wavers. I can't help but get excited about sharing with others the infinite magical treasures that New York City has to offer.
What is the most gratifying part of your work?
The most gratifying part of my work is helping people accomplish their bucket list items and so much more. To be a the facilitator of someone else's unforgettable experience and helping to create beautiful memories for others, fills my heart and makes me proud to be doing what I love.
What types of tours do you offer?
I offer all types of tours as my business is custom oriented. Walking, Private, Public, Custom, Mystery .. anything goes!
Do you offer Niche Tours?
I offer Custom Tours to the wish list of my client, and where they get to see New York City like a local, with a local. My most prevalent clients are families and first time visitors who I often help with planning as well as guiding.
How long have you been a member of GANYC?
I became a member of GANYC in March 2017.
How did you hear or learn about GANYC?
How has GANYC helped you and your business?
Meetings are very informative and keep me in the loop. Job Board is great for leads as well.
What's your advice or Tour Guide tip you love to share to people visiting New York?
Stop, look around and take it all in, even if things are speeding by you on all sides. Talk to Locals. And, look up! There is so much beauty and oftentimes it's above you.
(For more info or to book a tour with Christine, check out her GANYC profile by clicking here.)