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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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Matthew Apter Since summer 2008 Matt has been giving guided tours of New York City to all kinds of audiences: school groups on private coaches, travelers from all over the world on Water Taxis and double-decker buses, and small groups and families by foot and subway. The one constant in all these tours: Matt’s… 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
Sumiko Mizumoto I have been working as a tour guide in NYC since 2000. If you need Japanese tour guides, please let me know! 日本語ツアーガイドをお探しなら、ご連絡ください。   Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Jim Ryan Hello!  Due to the current pandemic restrictions, I've decided to focus on one walking tour for the time being; a 1.5 to 2 hour walk in Fort Tryon Park.  As of Saturday, 9/12 The Met Cloisters is scheduled to re-open on a limited basis with details forthcoming upon NYC government approval… Read More
Megan Marod My goal as a guide is to help people experience the city to its fullest - whether they are visiting for a day or staying for the rest of their lives.   I moved to New York City from Florida in 2004 with a goal of being a Broadway actress.  I have been lucky enough to perform in… Read More
Jason Platzman A boy with a dream to return to the home of his ancestors, became a man who can't get enough of the city of New York. Jason has lived in New York for 10+ years. Several instances during this time, life has taken him elsewhere, but everytime, whether that be from across the world or across the river… 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
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
GANYC Certified Guide Kevin Lawrence After spending over a decade organizing and conducting tours throughout China and Taiwan, I have over the past couple of years shifted my professional touring expertise to my beloved hometown, New York City. I conduct river-to-river tours (i.e. lower Manhattan, West Village/East Village, 42nd… Read More
Jerry Ostrover I am a former teacher who always enjoyed showing friends and family the amazing sights of New York City, so, it was a natural for me to later become a licensed New York City tour guide. I continue to study the history and architecture around the City. There is no other city like it in the world.… Read More
Ray Rosato I was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived in New York City all my life. (So I guess that makes me a native.) I've been conducting guided tours of NYC for over a decade and loved every single minute of it. Some of my favorite spots are Chinatown with the wonderful soup dumplings, Greenwich Village… 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
Slava Shpigel Hello! Call me Slava! I am happy to show my favorite New York City to English or Ukrainian speakers! I live in the States since 2008, landed in Boston first but moved to New York in 2010. My favorite neighborhoods here are East Village and Harlem and I can talk for hours about Cathedral Church of… 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
Riley Kellogg Riley is a native-born, lifelong New York City resident, and has always had a passion for the city's history and culture. She holds a BA with Honors from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an MA from Columbia University; she currently teaches History at Queens College CUNY, and… Read More
Bruce Roberts An Actor, Producer, proud Husband and Father, Bruce added Licensed Tour Guide to his resume over 18 years ago ago.  Since that time, he has balanced his love for the arts with his passion for history.  Many years ago, while walking to work in the theater district, he was discussing the… 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
Thomas Wilkinson Tommy the Tour Guide ‘ is a 3rd generation Native New Yorker with family roots spanning from Hell’s Kitchen, South Bronx, Park Slope & Staten Island making him a definitive & Real New Yorker. Born & raised in Staten Island for the first 20 years of his life he then moved into Manhattan… Read More
Adam Sternglass Since my childhood, NYC architecture and history were bigger than life. I was a delivery boy for the ad agencies on Madison. I joined the Navy in Brooklyn. Got married in City Hall. My 3 kids were born here. I owned a business in the World Trade Center. Was a systems tech on Wall St. Before,… 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
Alvin Alexis Born and raised in NYC.  Alvin has been a Licensed Guide over 15 years, hosting individuals and groups from student to seniors. Whether seeing NY by Foot/ Bus/ Subway, or Motor Coach  I  am very flexible and can cater tours to your individual needs.  I like to mix… Read More
Stan Kulp I've been pulling out all the stops--f-stops, that is--taking my photography obsession on the road as a New York City tour guide. After 15 years working in the financial industry, I'm doing what I really love, taking photos, and combining it with my second love, this huge marvelous place called New… Read More
Julia Ryan Julia has worked as a professional, licensed NYC guide since the early 1990's. Her strengths lie not only in her impressive knowledge of the city, its history, inhabitants and current events, but also in her willingness to go the extra mile in customer service, good will and hard work. Her tours… Read More
Ann C McDermott Born in Brooklyn and having lived and worked in NYC her whole life, Ann knows NYC like the back of her hand. She will customize a tour for you and show you the hidden gems of New York City, whether that's an architectural wonder or a little known great restaurant with good eats to fit your price… 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
Mindy Cassle I am a true NATIVE New Yorker born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and Long Island. For a time I lived in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village near Washington Square Park where I remember as a child my mom took my sister and me to the “Art Shows.” My mom has all the Brooklyn Dodgers’ original signatures. My… 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
Liz Young Join these New York City walking tour excursions focusing on culture, history, eco-tourism, and all things food and drink! A Westsider, Liz focuses on Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, and Chelsea. She ran restaurants, led the world's largest avocational cooking division, and later was Managing Editor of a peer-reviewed nutrition journal. She is a culinary school graduate and holds an MA in Food Studies and Food Management.
Venmo | @LizYoung578
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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
Libby Corydon-Apicella Introduction to New York City for families Walking the Brooklyn Bridge 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
Carey Gibbs I am a second generation new yorker, and a third generation show business guy; MY tours are quite diverse, and all include photo ops, and a strong q&a session; my history of nyc is quite strong,and I specialize in broadway, the great white way; history of show business in nyc from early… Read More
Maggie Browne A born and bred New Yorker having lived in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Roosevelt Island. A passion for New York, food, music, theater, museums, the arts. Signature tours include "Where Broadway Shops," "Underground Artist Tour" and "College Neighborhood Tours." Happy to tailor tours to the… 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
Susanne Koster I'm Susanne, a native New Yorker from Long Island with lively and engaging custom tours.  Allow me to create an adventure for you, your family or group.  Let me be your personal guide and have your touring through New York like a local.  Consider me your best college friend that… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Robert Brenner Robert Brenner is a licensed New York City tour guide, a certified member of the Guides Association of New York City, a docent for the Municipal Art Society of New York, and almost lifelong New Yorker. He has led walking tours for Barnard College, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, Google, the… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Kevin Draper I am a New York City Historian and experienced licensed guide on a mission to provide exceptional and unforgettable experiences with the highest level of service. I will give you a front row seat and exciting insight into the city’s dynamic history, diverse culture, iconic sites, and reveal… Read More