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Frank (Francesco) Accardo

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I was born in Italy, in the beautiful island of Sicily, but came to NYC very young, in the late 60s. The city was very different then, as some of you might remember. And although I have lived in many parts of the world, New York is in my blood! NY is a special place to show others, no other city is so diverse and open to change, and has so much to offer. One truly feels alive in this city.

I am an architect, but have done many trades in my life: designer, teacher, interpreter, and guide. The one thing these have in common is the art of relating to others. These are the reasons I have founded OpenCity Tours.

I am an official New York City Tour guide and escort with a license from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, and a member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC).

I have a master degree in Architecture and love to share my knowledge of NYC’s history and art with all of you. Currently a resident of Staten Island I work in and around New York City. I am a perfect bilingual English/Italian so all tours are suitable for visitors of both languages.


Special Tours


What are your ideas for your Special Tour in New York? Do you have a sight in the city that you have always wanted to see, but just did not know how to go about it? Have you visited New York many times, but now you are looking for a unique experience?

Based on your ideas, we can design a Special Tour for you, your friends and family, or your group.

City Tours using taxi, boat and public transportation can be tailored to your needs to any part of the city. But if you are looking for a more relaxed cruise across the city we can arrange service with a SUV or minivan (depending on the size of your group).

We also offer pickup services at all major NYC airports, luxury transportation to and from the airport and special needs.

Please visit my website for details and tour descriptions, I am sure you will find what you are looking for. But if you don’t contact me and tell me what you would like to see while here and I will create a tour just for you and your group. Remember all tours are personal so you will enjoy the company of your choice.


See you soon!



Sono nato in Italia, nella splendida Sicilia, arrivato a  New York giovanissimo, alla fine degli anni '60. La città era molto diversa allora, come alcuni di voi ricorderanno. E anche se ho vissuto in molte parti del mondo, New York è nel mio sangue! NY è un luogo speciale da mostrare agli altri, nessun'altra città è così varia e aperta al cambiamento, e offre così tanto da vedere. Ci si sente veramente vivi in questa città!

Sono un architetto, ma ho fatto molti mestieri: designer, insegnante, interprete, e guida  turistica. Cio’ che accomuna questi lavori e’ l’arte di relazionarsi con gli altri. Per queste ragioni ho fondato OpenCity Tours.

Sono una guida ufficiale di New York City con licenza rilasciata dal “New York City Department of Consumer Affairs”, oltre a membro della “Guide Association di New York City” (GANYC). Ho una laurea in Architettura e amo condividere la mia conoscenza della storia e dell'arte di New York con tutti voi. Attualmente residente a Staten Islanda lavoro in ed intorno a New York City. Data la mia storia parlo sia Inglese che Italiano e conducoi tour in entrambe le lingue.


Tour su misura


Quali sono le vostre idee per un tour speciale a New York? Avete una luogo della città che avete sempre voluto vedere, ma semplicemente non sapete come fare? Hai visitato New York molte volte, e ora siete alla ricerca di un'esperienza unica?

In base alle vostre idee, possiamo progettare un tour speciale per te, i tuoi amici e la tua famiglia, o il vostro gruppo. Tour della città in taxi, barca e trasporto pubblico possono essere adattati alle vostre esigenze in qualsiasi parte della città. Ma se siete alla ricerca di una crociera più rilassata per tutta la città possiamo organizzare il servizio con un SUV o minivan (a seconda delle dimensioni del vostro gruppo).

Sul mio sito web trovate tutti i dettagli e le descrizioni dei tour, sono certo troverete quello che state cercando. Non doveste, contattatemi e ditemi cosa vi interessa vedere durante la vostra permanenza a NY, vi offriro’ un tour solo per voi e il vostro gruppo. Ricordate tutti i tour sono personali, sceglierete voi non solo cosa vedere ma anche con chi!


A presto!

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

City Tour

Lower Manhattan

Village & Chelsea

Liberty Tour


Central Park

Historic Brooklyn

New Amsterdam Tour

9/11 Memorial

Underground Tour

NYC Music Tour

MET Museum of Art Tour

Broadway Architectural

Midtown Deco

Park Avenue

New York Skyscraper Tour

South Village Food Tour

Walking Tours

Private Tours

Visit my website for a complete list, details and new tours


Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Culinary Tours
Walking Tours

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