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Spotlight on GANYC Guide: Bruce Bernstein

​Introducing GANYC guide: Bruce Bernstein!


Company: New York City Hiking Tours

Phone: 917-734-1881



How long have you been a tour guide?

More than 12 years.

What drove you to become a tour guide?

I was leading hikes in and around NYC and started studying Central Park extensively.

What types of tours do you offer? 

Walking and Hiking Tours.

What is the most gratifying part of your work?

I find leading my tours to be fun and I always learn something new when I give a tour.

What time of year would you consider your busy season?

Spring, Summer and Fall.

What upcoming or annual events, promotions or sales would you like to promote?  

I have just published a middle grade novel called "You Gotta Have Heart" which is suitable for ages 10 and up (adults included!). It is about an orphaned 12 year old boy growing up in NYC  in 1999 whose parents were licensed NYC tour guides.  Many of the scenes that take place in the book will be familiar to GANYC guides. The book is available in paper for $9.99 on Amazon and will be available elsewhere and as an e-book soon. The editorial reviews have been excellent.

What special deals, sales, events or promotions are you offering to GANYC Members and our industry partners?

If you buy the book and don't like it, I'll give you your money back-no questions asked. That's an offer that can't be refused.

How long have you been a member of GANYC?

More than 12 years.

How did you hear or learn about GANYC?

From another tour guide.

How has GANYC helped you and your business?

I love going on GANYC Fam tours and I have led five of them myself, three in Central Park, one in Prospect Park and one in Vinegar Hill/DUMBO.

What's your advice or Tour Guide tip you love to share to people visiting New York?

Prepare alot for a tour and enjoy what you are doing.

(For more info or to book a tour with Bruce, check out his GANYC profile by clicking here.)


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