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NYC Tourism Begins Its Reopening

Ready or not, here they come!

New York cautiously enters Phase 4 of reopening this coming Monday. Many NYC attractions are preparing reopenings under different circumstances than before... limited entry, timed tickets required, most with mask requirements. Those reopened already include Governors Island, and the September 11th Memorial. More coming in the next two weeks include: Liberty Island (likely grounds only for now), The High Line, The Empire State Building, The Edge at Hudson Yards, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, the New York Botanic Garden, the city's zoos and aquarium, with other institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art following toward the end of August.

While the recovery will be slow to come, many of our member guides will be ready to provide safe and memorable experiences in the neighborhoods around the city to locals looking to re-discover New York in the coming weeks and months.

Please remember to see GANYC's Health & Safety Guidelines on our website for our official recommendations on how guides, tour operators, and guests should be conducting themselves while exploring New York, in order to continue the safe efforts that helped our state have the most impressive turnaround in a nation still sadly in the grip of this pandemic.

GANYC has been preparing toward this moment for months, and we will continue to work and advocate on behalf of our members and the economically crucial NYC tourism industry.

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GANYC is an association of independent tour guides. Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. GANYC provides a listing of all member guides to the public. GANYC is not liable, or responsible, for contractual obligations made between clients and tour guides. GANYC stands for Guides Association Of New York City.
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