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Joe Svehlak Honored Downtown
Joe Svehlak is one of GANYC's older and more celebrated members (and our 2020 recipient of the Guiding Spirit Award!). Among his many amazing tours focusing on NYC history and preservation-- done for GANYC several times as a fam(iliarization) tour-- is his tour of the former Lower West Side/Little…
GANYC Guides Share Their Knowledge In The News
We love seeing the expertise of GANYC guides covered by local news!Two recent articles, both featuring current Board members:1. Leigh Hallingby wrote a piece for the West Side Rag, in which she helped New Yorkers decode the unique sculpture on West 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue honoring Dr.…
GANYC Executive Board for 2024-2025
On January 1st, our new Executive Board begins their 2-year term! Thanks to all our voting members for their support. And thanks to our outgoing Board members for their years of service to our organization. Our volunteers are what make GANYC work, and we hope more members will consider volunteering…
GANYC Advocates for Vendor Ban on Brooklyn Bridge
We are very proud that footage shot recently by GANYC PR Chairman Jeremy Wilcox was used as part of a NY1 story on a proposed ban of vendors on the Brooklyn Bridge. GANYC has been sounding the alarm over this issue for months, as some areas have more than half the walkway taken over by unlicensed…
GANYC Member Mike Kaback on NY1
GANYC member Mike Kaback is our resident expert on the Garment District. So it was no surprise to see him featured in a new NY1 story about the future of this historic area. Changes in work patterns post-pandemic, as well as a proposed rezoning, has many long-timers discussing the era of change…
GANYC Speaks on Need For Double-Decker Bus Safety
Several GANYC members were interviewed for an article for The Patch, entitled "NYC Double-Decker Buses Are Disaster Waiting To Happen, Guides Say". The piece looks at the recent Top View sightseeing bus crash, and how these companies have sacrificed customer safety and satisfaction for profit.…
What To Look For When Hiring a Tour Guide
GANYC Public Relations Committtee chair Jeremy Wilcox is featured in the latest issue of Groups Today travel magazine, on 'What To Look For When Hiring a Tour Guide'.
Ann McDermott on How to Become a Tour Guide
GANYC Membership Committee chair Ann McDermott did a virtual presentation for the Historic Districts Council, for their Preservation School series, entitled "How to Become a Tour Guide". It covered everything from the licensing process, to why people want to become a guide, to how to try and make a…
How to Become a New York City Tour Guide
GANYC Board member Jeremy Wilcox was among the guides interviewed for The City NY's piece "How to Become a New York City Tour Guide".
The article explores how the NYC government legally defines a tour guide, the licensing and exam process to become a legal guide in the city, what it takes to be a…
Susan Birnbaum Honored at Women in Tourism Awards!
GANYC member Susan Birnbaum was among those honored at the Women in Tourism Awards, produced by CityGuide. This event was designed to "recognize the accomplishments of female leaders who inspire memorable travel experiences". There were over a dozen categories, ranging from restaurant owners to…
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