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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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Phil Desiere Let my tours put the Big Apple at your feet! Read More
Anthony Robins "A magic carpet ride through Art Deco New York" National Arts Club "Anthony, with his wide brim hat, fast-talking New York accent and contagious enthusiasm [showed me that] the very real and iconic New York [Grand Central] terminal is the magical place to be discovered" Mail online… Read More
Patrick van Rosendaal Patrick van Rosendaal author of the besteller BE NY  an alumnus of the prestigious Vlerick business school and had seen quite a few corners of the world before he decided to move to New York. As a former Parisian and Londoner, big city life no longer held any secrets. Then his life… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Michael Dillinger I am a life long New Yorker and my family roots in this great city go back to the 1840's.  There is a lot of NYC in my DNA. As a guide I believe my job is to help visitor's fall in love with New York.  I have been a professional, full-time, guide for the past six years.  I love being… Read More
Pim Philip Pim moved to New York in 2010. Besides being a (Dutch) licensed tour guide for all the 5 boroughs of New York City, he founded Pim Philip Experiences which offers customized travel and event experiences in New York City, catering to both private and corporate visitors. Tailor-made expeditions,… Read More
Art Zuckerman I am a retired teacher, have had managerial positions in corporate America and have run a successful computer company.  Along with my wife, also a licensed guide, we host a radio show called "Z Travel and Leisure" which focuses on New York City, travel and cultural topics.  We have also… Read More
Asad Dandia I am a born-and-bred New Yorker who leads unique experiences covering communities and themes not offered by anyone else. I have led tours for a range of seekers, from second graders to corporate staff to university students and faculty.

Check out my storytelling project, New York Narratives (www.newyorknarratives.com) to learn more. Or write to me directly at asad@newyorknarratives.com.

I can't wait to immerse you into my city!
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Ronald Groenendyk As a Dutchman who has been residing in New York for 25 years, I offers walking tours under the name The MetaTourist since 2019. "Meta" in modern slang indicates something self-referential (self-aware). Having traveled for work and pleasure all of my life, I am can be a visitor and an observer at the same time. As an immigrant, I can give you the inside and outside perspective. Why do people come to NYC? Why did I come to NYC? Why are you here? Read More
Jeff Riback Jeff Riback is a born and bred New Yorker, raised in Queens, and now a long-term resident of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Whether you’re visiting New York for the first or 15th time, Jeff is eager to share with you his love of the City, its history, and the ever-changing character of its many… Read More
Kelly Kopp Welcome to New York City! I moved to NYC 7 years ago from Florida.  I now consider myself a New Yorker!  The moment I stepped foot in this amazing city I immersed myself in all things New York.  I am a licensed New York City Tour Guide and love showing visitors my vibrant perspective… Read More
Bob Rice My family and I have been native New Yorkers for generations.  New York is my playground.  I love to experience its venues.  What increases our enjoyment and appreciation is when we are in the company of those who are out to have fun while sharing each others energy. My varied… 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
GANYC Certified Guide Michael Morgenthal A lifelong New Yorker born and raised in Greenwich Village, Mike is a seasoned tour guide who has designed and led great tours of New York for hundreds of clients from around the world. He loves to show visitors the real New York, off the beaten track places known and loved by locals! In particular… Read More
Daryl Williams 3rd Generation New Yawker, Stuyvesant High School, Baruch College C.U.N.Y. Graduate. St. Albans Born, Ex East Villager, Ex-SOHOer and current Harlemite, who still has love for this City and ALL that it has to offer and willing to share it’s warts and gems…. 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
Dave Gardner I am a fully-licensed tour guide in New York City.  I'm a speaker on the double-decker tour buses, the boats, and on foot. I am fluent in any general New York tour.  I am also the publisher or our tour-guide newsletter, GuideLines.My personal niche is that I run a Titanic-themed Walking… 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
Fred Pflantzer NY See Tours is a NY City tour agency that has been joyfully conducting guided tours since 2010. NY See is a trusted and well-reviewed tour agency providing unforgettable NY experiences for groups, individuals, couples, families, and friends. Fred Pflantzer, the proprietor of NY See Tours, is a… Read More
Anette Murgalla-Hollmann I transferred my passion for New York into a career and offer guided tours in German and English. I am a NYC licensed Tour Guide and with my background as an Account Director in advertising agencies for digital solutions and as an Event Manager I am quite good in planing and executing your customized tour. Let me show you the city! 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
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
Maddy Levi Maddy, a native New Yorker and experienced, licensed tour guide, delights in sharing her passion and knowledge of New York with visitors from around the globe. She specializes in walking tours of historic districts and neighborhoods in Manhattan, and tours of her current hometown of Long Beach, New… 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
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
Jonathan Dauermann Hello! American-born, though with many international experiences, I've been a resident of NYC for a decade now, and I'm a veteran tour guide with four years of experience and counting! Now a licensed NYC guide, I can help you and your group design a customized itinerary that both creates the New… Read More
Gay Zizes I am a native New Yorker with a vast knowledge of this city. Tours can be catered for all ages and interests. 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
Hiram L. Jacobs I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. I… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Rita DeCassia I was born in Rio de Janeiro, and moved to New York City as a young woman, but I can say that I truly grew up here. Because of my fluency in many languages, friends encouraged me to become a tourist guide. Which opened an ongoing life of discoveries. And I love to share the complexities of our… Read More
Michael Koenig Born and raised, third generation New Yorker who loves to help visitors make the most of their time in the city. Over the years I have worked with student, adult and corporate groups, helping them to enjoy the city on their Motorcoach, on foot or by the subway. I firmly believe you should have… Read More
Lilyana Yordanova Bachelor in Arts degree in foreign language and literature: English and Modern Greek - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridsky". 20 years’ experience in guiding Bulgarian, Greek and English speaking tourists in Bulgaria. 5 years’ experience in guiding  and escorting  sightseeing tours for… Read More
Norman Oder Veteran tour guide Norman Oder("fast-walking, fast-talking") specializes in Brooklyn neighborhoods and also has branched out to a few neighborhoods in Queens and Manhattan. Read More
Karen Brueckner My background in customer service, travel and education has motivated and inspired me to become a tour guide. New York is where I was born, where I feel most alive and connected with the world. When you walk with me, you will feel energized by not only the narrative but with stops along the way to… Read More
Jim Dykes Jim Dykes new email is JimDykesNY@gmail.com; All other emails are cancelled.  Jim is a writer and actor who has been a licensed New York guide for many years. CHECK MY 5-STAR RATINGS on TRIP ADVISOR!!  History, architecture and fabulous NYC real estate are passions: Jim is a former GANYC… Read More
Mike Grant As a full-time licensed New York Guide since 2008, it is a privilege to be a good-will representative for the city of my birth. In February 2014, I received a Tour Director's certification from International Tour Management Institute (ITMI). Licensed Washington DC Tour Guide. Among my leadership… Read More
Valentin Borriello Hi I am Valentin, a proud New York City Tour Guide. I am French/Italian bi-national and I have been living in New York for 11 years. My career has always been travel related having worked as a Tour Operator, a Tour Leader and finally a Tour Guide which gives me the opportunity to do what I love the… Read More