Brett Ehrensall

(917) 364-0035


A New Yorker Through and Through: Exploring the City with Passion

As a native New Yorker, born and raised on the Upper East Side, I've always been surrounded by the city's infectious energy. From a young age, I've explored every nook and cranny, my curiosity constantly piqued by the city's vibrant architecture, its remarkable collection of statues, and of course, its world-class museums – a true paradise for any museum lover.

One of my favorite ways to experience the city is by bicycle. There's something truly special about cruising through Central Park, feeling the wind in your hair and taking in the ever-changing scenery. Whether it's a leisurely ride or a more adventurous exploration, cycling allows you to discover hidden gems and appreciate the city's unique rhythm from a different perspective.

My passion for this city extends far beyond sightseeing. I'm fascinated by its rich history, the stories etched in its architecture, and the diverse cultures that call it home. Sharing this love for New York City with others is what truly excites me.

That's why I'm thrilled to be a member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). I'm dedicated to creating unique and unforgettable experiences that go beyond the typical tourist path. Together, we can delve into the hidden corners, iconic landmarks, and vibrant energy that makes New York City so special. Let's explore the magic of this city together!


B.A. in Linguistics from SUNY Stony Brook 

NYC Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: 113th Anniversary Tour (GANYC) - Deepened knowledge of the fire and its impact on labor rights and workplace safety. Gained insights into Frances Perkins' role in the FDR administration and her lasting legacy.

Special Tours:

Unveiling the Upper East Side: An Insider's Walking Tour with a GANYC Guide

Experience the Upper East Side like a local! Join me, a lifelong resident of this iconic neighborhood, for a unique walking tour offered by a certified GANYC guide.

Go beyond the guidebooks! As a native New Yorker born and raised on the Upper East Side, I'll share my insider perspective on the neighborhood's rich history, hidden gems, and architectural marvels. We'll stroll along charming brownstones, delve into the stories behind famous landmarks like The Met and Museum Mile, and discover the secret gardens and quiet corners that make the Upper East Side so special.

This tour is perfect for:

  • History buffs eager to learn about the neighborhood's evolution
  • Architecture enthusiasts who appreciate the area's distinct styles
  • Anyone seeking a unique and personal way to experience the Upper East Side

Get ready to:

  • Uncover fascinating stories about the neighborhood's prominent residents
  • Explore iconic landmarks with a fresh perspective
  • Discover hidden treasures and charming cafes frequented by locals
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Upper East Side's vibrant culture

Book your tour today and let's embark on a journey through the heart of this captivating New York City neighborhood!



Services Offered:

Airport/Pier Meet & Greet Tour Guide

Tours Offered:

Bicycle Tours Wall Street/Financial District Jewish History Upper East Side Upper West Side Walking Tours Student Tours Times Square Revolutionary War Movie & TV Tours Mob History Private Tours Central Park Art & Architectural Tours Downtown Manhattan