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GANYC Report on 2024 WFTGA Convention Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC Report on 2024 WFTGA Conventionby Emma Guest-ConsalesFrom January 20th to the 26th 2024, I attended the 20th WFTGA Convention in Siracusa, Italy. The conference took place on the beautiful island of Ortigia, one of the oldest parts of Syracuse which has been inhabited for over 2,700 years.… Read More
GANYC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC celebrated its 50th Anniversary this past Friday evening, in Buttenwieser Hall at 92Y. Thank you to the amazing committee who organized the event, and to all members from the past 50 years who took us from a small organization, founded by German-speaking guides for other multilingual guides… Read More
Joe Svehlak Honored Downtown Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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… Read More
GANYC Guides Share Their Knowledge In The News Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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.… Read More
GANYC Executive Board for 2024-2025 Posted on: by admin 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… Read More
GANYC Advocates for Vendor Ban on Brooklyn Bridge Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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… Read More
GANYC Member Mike Kaback on NY1 Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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… Read More
GANYC Speaks on Need For Double-Decker Bus Safety Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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.… Read More
What To Look For When Hiring a Tour Guide Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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'.… Read More
Ann McDermott on How to Become a Tour Guide Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 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… Read More