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The designation Certified Guide means the marked individual guide has successfully completed and fulfilled all the requirements of GANYC's professional development program that focuses on how to research, plan, and conduct high-quality tours. These guides are authorized to use the designation, "GANYC certified guide."

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Laurie Lewis What makes New York so livable is the parks---not just the big ones but also the little ones that offer a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Most of my tours include these oases as well as the typical city highlights. I like to think of myself as "the park specialist." I enjoy… Read More
Eliot Niles Native New Yorker,  Brooklynite: played stickball in the streets and skiball on old Coney Island boardwalk. Lived in the Midwest. Taught ESL in  Paris, improv in Rome. Licensed NYC Guide since 1991.  GANYC member from  1992--2003, and  again 2018.  Business Member:… Read More
Wesley Greenbaum Born and raised 15 minutes outside of Manhattan, Wesley has been enthralled with New York City his entire life, perpetually exploring, discovering and studying its neighborhoods, buildings, parks and museums as his favorite pastime. With a Bachelor's… Read More
Joe Svehlak Native Brooklynite, historian, and community activist. Involved in planning and preservation issues in Brooklyn and in Downtown Manhattan for over 40 years. Former careers in Wall Street and Brooklyn real estate (brownstones and co-ops). Freelance custom tours for various organizations… Read More
Joseph Landon Come venture NYC with Jojo! Read More
Bob Gelber After retiring from the New York State Court System, I wanted to introduce tourists to my hometown of New York City.   During the past twelve years I have been leading American and foreign tourists, helping them discover places and neighborhoods most tourists will not visit on their… Read More
Matthew Cummings Hi, I'm Matthew Cummings. New York City is my hometown and I've always loved it!  New York is endlessly fascinating. I'll take you to and through all the major sights of the city, as well as the less known but no less interesting ones, and tell you true, amazing stories about our… Read More
Ben Wagenberg Ben, an authentic, native New Yorker, drove a New York City Checker Cab during college to help defray expenses. This helped him learn the ins and outs of every borough. During his lifetime lived in New York, he has experienced the evolutionary changes of the City's diverse neighborhoods. Ben has a… Read More
Tony Chen Tony Chen has been working in the travel industry for over 16 years sharing his passion for history and helping others discover what is special about the place they are visiting. Currently an undergraduate student at Columbia University, General Studies under the major of American History, Tony is… Read More
Lin Rolf I have been a Tour Guide for over 20 years and have enjoyed every moment of it in this ever changing city. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Susan Soler Susan is a native New Yorker.  She is passionate about this city.  She is ready to explore what this city has to offer, focusing on the joy and the senses that her tour can bring. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Kitt Garrett Kitt Garrett, Founder and CEO of Kitt Garrett & Associates GANYC Certified Guide Experience New York in an Intriguing New Way Fascinating Talks and Walks For Locals and Visitors with Kitt Garrett.  Experience New York in comfort and see more than you would walking around on your own.… Read More
Susanne Wieneke I moved to New York City 27 years ago, without plans to stay, but was so intrigued by the City, that I was unable to leave. As I felt compelled to share my enthusiasm about this fascinating city with others, I passed the NYC sightseeing guide exam in 2001. Upon starting to give tours years ago, I… Read More
Tim Ries ★ Hi there! My name is Tim Ries and I founded Tourist New York in 2019 and have worked in the hospitality & tourism industry in New York City for the nearly 20 years. My boutique company offers engaging, informative, and fun in-person professional tour experiences of NYC attractions, landmarks… Read More
Nya Bowman A native New Yorker hailing from the vibrant Lower East Side, with over two decades of experience as a licensed NYC Tour Guide a professional Dancer, Actor, and Educator. Read More
Ed Strauss Longtime resident of the Upper West Side, published historian, specialist in military history, architecture, monuments Read More
Frank (Francesco) Accardo 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… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Ricky Russo Ricky Russo was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1973 and has lived in New York since 2013. He is a tour guide, DJ, music journalist and historian, creator of radio and TV programs and musical event organizer (from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum to concerts of Italian artists in New York.) He holds a degree… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide William Nemec Where do you want to go? Do you want to hit all the usual stops and stumble through a sea of shoppers and rubbernecking out of towners while I rattle off facts about the tallest structures that crowd the blue space above us? I can do that. Do you want to go down some bizarre basement in a shady… Read More
Prudence Wright Holmes Veteran tour guide and resident of NYC for over 30 years. I know and love this city and want to take you on some exciting adventures, whether it be Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Times Square. I can do it all.  I'm also an actress and have been in 4 Broadway show and can tell… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Kevin Wilkinson New York can be a hectic place! Imagine how much easier it can be with your own private tour guide.   I am friendly, reliable and KNOWLEDGEABLE. I know this city inside and out, and I love to tell stories.   I offer a variety of services. Walking Tours - I have several amazing routes… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Debbie Mason I am a native New Yorker who has been a licensed New York Sightseeing Guide since 2011, a photographer, storm chaser (chasing tornadoes & severe weather in the Midwestern, US) and a lover of all things New York. I am incredibly passionate about the city that I call home and I am extremely proud… Read More
Frank de Falco Born and raised in the suburbs of New York to an American mother and an Italian father, I have lived in NYC all my adult life. After a successful 30-year career in Marketing Public Relations, I changed careers and became a licensed New York City walking tour guide. After apprenticing with several… Read More
Pierre-Emmanuel Billet I am a tour guide from France and have been living in New York City since 2017. I mostly do tours for French speaking tourists or expats. I love to show them the diversity and the dynamics of NYC's neighbourhoods, with a focus on Manhattan and Brooklyn. I consider walking tours as a pleasant way to… Read More
Jaime Crowe Meet Jaime Crowe, the visionary behind City Bathing: An Urban Immersion Practice flourishing in the vibrant streets of New York City. As a passionate advocate for personal healing, Jaime draws from her own transformative experiences and training in counseling, trauma-informed yoga and somatic… Read More
Yaroslav Bondarenko "My name is Yaroslav and I'll be your tour guide today" - these are words that I start my every tour with. I've been doing sightseeing tours since I my college years - then I was showing my home town Kyiv and Ukraine to tourists from USA. Now I show my home New York City to tourists from all over… Read More
Alfred Pommer I am: a college graduate, an author of four Manhattan guide books, a self employed licensed New York City guide and a native New Yorker born, raised and educated in New York City.  For over 28 years I have been giving private and publicly scheduled neighborhood walking tours in Manhattan's… Read More
Walter Hoffman I am a native New Yorker who has been leading tours all over this city for just about ten years now. I have walking history tours in all of the five boroughs. Read More
Sonja Bredel I was born and raised in Switzerland, studied in Vienna, and lived and worked in Beijing and New York. Discovering the history and secrets of the places where I live has always been a passion of mine. After eight years of living in New York and falling for NYC more and more, I decided to turn my… Read More
Harvey Paul Davidson CHME, CMP Emeritus See New York City with a native son. Harvey Davidson was born and raised in Brooklyn and attended its public schools and colleges. While in high school, he worked part-time as a messenger and learned the city streets and ins and outs of Manhattan’s neighborhoods. Later work assignments made him… Read More
Fumi Arai I am bilingual in English and Japanese.  I have had more than 10 years experiencce as New York City  tour guide. Before that  I made tour guide books in Japanese for Japanese tour related company for their clients.  Japanese is my strong language as I was born and raised in my… Read More
Tony Mantione Tony Is Italian born and has been living in Brooklyn since the mid 1960's. Since the 70's, Tony has been cycling the streets of NYC exploring and learning about this great city. In 2009 Tony founded Brooklyn Bike Tours LLC with the intention to share his love for cycling and NYC and in particular… Read More
Myra Alperson I sometimes describe myself as a "professional amateur." An amateur is someone who truly LOVES what she does. And that's the story of my life as a food tour guide in NYC. Since 1983 I've been leading unusual, cutting-edge food tours. I go to many neighborhoods that no other food tours go to. Since… Read More
Nirupama Zaveri    My name is Nirupama (Neetu) Zaveri. I was born and nurtured in India, but for the past 24 years I have lived in New York. I was a global banker for 20 years and gave up my corparte job to lead tours in US and worldwide. I am a  NYC + DC guide and I am fluent in several languages.… Read More
Diana Leidel      I am a licensed NYC tour guide and an official Grand Central Terminal docent. I design and conduct unique walking tours, including “The Extraordinary Women of Washington Square” and “Sex, Love and Romance at Washington Square;” and in Brooklyn: “Unseen Fort Greene” and “Vinegar… Read More
Mike Brennan I've lived in New York City all my life, and have been a licensed tour guide for over 25 years.  I love to show off my hometown, and all of my tours are tailored to what you want to see, whether it's the typical highlights or unique neighborhoods or city secrets (one of my specialties). … Read More
Bruce Bernstein I am a licensed NYC tour guide and have led tours of NYC for individuals, groups, camps and universities as well as Open House New York. My tours are fast paced and usually cover at least two miles. I have been leading tours for more than 12 years.   My fast paced walking tours of New York… Read More
Alexander Loev Alexander Loev is a professional russian-american guide since 1992. He serving individuals and groups. New York and vicinities is a topic for many general or deeply specialized excursions. Important part of his activity consists of 2- or many days trips along all USA and Canada cities and landmarks… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Gary Dennis   Gary Dennis was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  After attending the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts, Gary received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with a minor in Theatre History (specializing in New York City) from Brooklyn College. … Read More