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Spotlight on GANYC Guide: Jack Eichenbaum

Introducing GANYC guide: Jack Eichenbaum

Company: The Geography of NYC

Phone: 718-961-8406



How long have you been a tour guide?

38 years.

What types of tours do you offer? 

Walking, subway or bus/walking.

Do you offer Niche tours?

Ethnic neighborhoods, planning and redevelopment, Nieuw Nederland.

Have you or your company been featured  in print, broadcast (tv or radio) or online media? 

Yes. I was featured on NYC Media - Neighborhood Slice... Season 3, Episode 6: Flushing (video ).

I was also featured in the NY Times in 2010, "The Historian Knows, and Walks, About Queens" (link

What drove you to become a tour guide?

An enjoyable outlet for my geographic knowledge of NYC.

What is the most gratifying part of your work?

The interaction with and between participants.

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

The NEW World of the # 7 Train,  10:00 AM- 5:30 PM, Saturday, July 15;

Life and Art Along the L Train,  10:00 AM- 5:30 PM, date TBA. Fall, 2018

Contact me for details.

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

$10 discount on all day tours along a subway line.

What time of year would you consider your busy season?

May through October.

How long have you been a member of GANYC?

1 year +

How did you hear or learn about GANYC?

Other guides.

How has GANYC helped you and your business?

The fam tours.

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

​The REAL NYC is not seen from inside a vehicle or from a cellphone screen.

Interact with it!  Be sure to venture beyond popular tourist attractions.

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