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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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DEREK CHAN DEREK CHAN is an experienced, professional New York City-based, licensed tour guide who has provided hundreds of tours throughout NYC. An avid urban explorer, Derek appreciates the storied architecture, varied neighborhoods, historic brownstones and mixture of styles, in addition to the iconic,… Read More
Tony Di Sante Tony has been a licensed guide since 1998. In January 2002, he began working with New York City Vacation Packages to build the first ever tour of the World Trade Center site (Ground Zero). For this reason, it makes him the foremost tour guide on September 11 and what has, is and will be happening… Read More
Paula Thomson • Veteran tour guide for the City Sights double deckers, OnBoard and Big Apple Greeters • High-scorer on the NYC tour guide exam • Manhattan resident over 40 years • Enjoy history, art history and sharing this enthusiasm with you     Read More
Leslie McCarthy Native born Brooklyn sole.  I hold licenses in NYC & DC.  I'm a graduate of ITMI and a Certified Tour Director.  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
GANYC Certified Guide Amy Cook Whether you are visiting, or reside here without yet fully *living* here, Amy can share what it’s like to be a real New Yorker. She has been in Brooklyn for over 20 years and loves to share stories of the ever changing city. Insatiably curious, Amy is always absorbing new information and… Read More
Svetlana Pézier I’m a French-American from Normandy, New Yorker by heart since 2014. I was a tour guide in France and I came to NYC to study the Tenement Museum, the city’s Architecture and History, and the People who made this city. In my tours, you’ll learn about those three and more, from my love of this place… Read More
Bryce Hill Flexible & Fun NYC tours. Experience the greatest city on earth! NYC arts/history/pop culture tours. 10 years experience with group tours (both student and adult) and with private tours. Read More
Bob Lowery I'm originally from the Finger Lakes Region upstate, moved to the South Shore of Long Island 30 years ago, and I've been walking in the city since the 1970's.  I'm going to spend my retirement years giving walking tours of areas that have always interested me in NYC.  My standard tour is… Read More
Alex Tervooren I am the Founder and Creator of the popular food and history blog Food Strolls Guided Tours. My passion is NYC food and history, and our guided tours are one of a kind NYC experiences! All of my tours focus on NYC history, with an emphasis on ethnic foods, immigration, and demographics. Our… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Emma Guest-Consales, Ph.D. I am a full-time guide at One World Observatory and a private walking tour guide in New York City. I specialize in 19th c. New York, especially the Gilded Age. 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
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
Maria Toromanova It was love at first sight, New York and me. After many years of living in, exploring and probing the five boroughs of this gem of a city, I decide to become a New York City tour guide. Twenty years later I still enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge with the many visitors who come here to this… 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
Joseph Landon Come venture NYC with Jojo! Read More
Esther Roth I'm a  Swiss-American licensed New York City Tour Guide who has been giving tours for over 25 years in German, Swiss-German, and English for local, American, international tour operators and travel companies, as well as for private requests. Read More
Mitch Paluszek A proud Board Member of GANYC. A proud retired City employee. A proud lover of this amazing City! Read More
James Scully I'm a native New Yorker who grew up in a home with three generations of family. I had close relationships with both my grandparents and great-grandparents, being exposed to an invaluable amount of local culture. It has helped me become a passionate actor, writer, director, and historian. I'm a… 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
Mark Herdter New York Walking Tours Start at Your Manhattan Hotel. I give private walking tours to tourists and locals alike. I will take you to any neighborhood in New York and show you what it is like to live in our great city. My specialties are NYC architecture, NYC neighborhoods, and NYC immigrant… Read More
Jari Mattila Whether you're planning to see the famous sights, the restaurants, the museums, the shopping, the sports, or just about anything else you can think of, your visit will surely be a success! The possibilities for fun are endless and New York will never disappoint you. My hope is to enhance your… Read More
Gloria Browne Discover the best New York City has to offer. With more than 20 years of experience, I will work with you to maximize your time in New York and take you beyond the city that you already know. I am fluent, and can offer assistance, in English, Italian (mother language) and German.     Read More
Oliver Grieb Gidday and "Grüß Gott", my name is Oli, your fun, fitness oriented, energizing and certified NYC Sightseeing Guide. I am not only your regular tour guide, but also your tour planer, tour fotograher and tour entertainer. To find out more about it, feel free to read my reviews on TripAdvisor: https… Read More
Heidi Zsa Zsa Benedikt I decided to become a licensed tour guide after the attacks of Sept 11, 2001. Strange to say I have the greatest job from the worst day in New Yorks history.  Read More
Cynthia Leder I'm fluent in French (I lived in Belgium for 2 years and enjoy other cultures) and have spent all my adult life in New York City. I specialize in planning cultural programs in New York, especially theater (off Broadway, Broadway, and classics); dance, and music. 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
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
Erika Becker Born and educated in Austria, I worked in fashion in Paris, London and New York. After leaving the fashion industry in New York, I made a career change to the tourism industry, which I have been involved with for the last 17 years. I welcome small groups for New York City walking tours - on foot,… Read More
Andrea Coyle A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea was a GANYC Board Member at Large from 2016-17, & an Education Committee Core Member from 2012-17. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community… Read More
Michael Kaback Michael Kaback;Born and Raised in NYC, I spent my entire career in the garment industry, over 50 years. I do educational history walking tours of the Fashion District and the Flatiron district, for individuals and groups. Read More
Rayn Riel Hi! I am a big believer in big cities and fascinated by the urban transportation infrastructure that supports such levels of density and dynamism. I am from NYC and I have previously worked for MTA NYC Transit. I studied urban planning at school, and I am a licensed NYC tour guide, as well as an… Read More
Philip Schoeberg We specialize in ghost walks of all kinds, walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, Jewish Walks, and literary walks of Greenwich Village and Harlem. We find guides to do tours for other companies that need a guide that speaks French or Spanish. Read More
Elliot Brown Elliot H. Brown is a partner with Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C. in New York City.  He received his bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and his law degree from Yale Law School. A former reporter for United Press International, Mr. Brown has taught… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Matthew Baker Matthew Baker has been a New Yorker since 1992 and a licensed tour guide since 2005. Having worked in such venerable institutions as the New York Public Library, Saks Fifth Avenue, and FAO Schwarz, he has seen, known, and loved an incredible cross section of New York City cultures. And now, he… Read More
Joe Rosenberg Specialities:  Behind-the-scenes theatre visit; Theatre District walking exploration; all Manhattan neighborhoods; most Brooklyn neighborhoods, many Queens neighborhoods, many neighborhoods in The Bronx, some neighborhoods in Staten Island.     Bio:   In large… Read More
Ed Strauss Longtime resident of the Upper West Side, published historian, specialist in military history, architecture, monuments Read More