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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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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
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
Brett Ehrensall NYC native, born and raised on the Upper East Side!

I'm passionate about sharing my lifelong love for this incredible city with visitors. A proud member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), I'm excited to create unforgettable experiences that go beyond the typical tourist path. Let's explore hidden gems and iconic landmarks together!
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GANYC Certified Guide Mark Levy Mark Levy AKA The Tourfather is the founder and owner of The Levy's Unique New York! NY's First Family of Tour Guides and with his sons Matt Levy, Gideon Levy and Jonah Levy have created NY's most sucessfull tour guide company with a corps of 25 of the best guides in NY. I am a proud Bronx native (… Read More
Peter Laskowich Since 1987 I've indulged my passion for New York by giving classes, lectures and tours of its history. We go beyond the usual who-what-where-when and into the why and how. The Museum of Natural History, the Municipal Art Society and New York University are among those who have sponsored my tours.… Read More
Frederique Antoinette Barbier I am a licensed tour guide in NYC and Washington, D.C., and have over 15 years of experience in tourism.  I specialize in private, made to measure tours for individuals and small groups, opera/cultural tours, incentive & corporate travel, and medical conventions.  Born in Switzerland… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Robin Garr I am experienced in leading tours on a wide range of topics and passionate about New York City!  NYC's extraordinary museums and Equestrian New York are my specialities, but all of my tours are specifically designed to address various interests, ages, learning styles and abilities. I… Read More
Ed Strauss Longtime resident of the Upper West Side, published historian, specialist in military history, architecture, monuments Read More
Terrence Kirk Welcome to New York City, all five glorious boroughs. I can offer you a custom made tour tailored to your interests. I specialize in historical and architectural sites as well as popular culture, literary, sports and entertainment. I can create a tour that will be memorable, entertaining as well as… Read More
Kim Chaulk Kim Chaulk is a former college history professor as well as the department chair for a large private preparatory school. Part of her job responsibilities entailed planning the school's history trips. In total, she executed 28 trips to various destinations. It was through this experience that she… 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
Alan Cohen New Yorkers love to tell stories. My story features growing up in Brooklyn, earning a Ph.D. in psychology and having a career in education, living in Manhattan, and falling in love with New York’s history and diverse neighborhoods. Along the way I’ve learned some fascinating stories. New York’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
Gardiner Comfort I am a native New Yorker, an actor, and teacher with a unique, friendly, and performative approach to touring. I am highly knowledgeable about known, and lesser known, historical and cultural aspects of New York City. As a performer, I am great at reading people and can provide a fun, informative, and welcoming tour for any group of people, regardless of age or special interest. 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
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
Megan Marod Helping you get your very best NYC experience. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Jonathan Turer Visitors say my tours are “witty” “fun” “informative” and “fascinating.” And this: “For 5 1/2 hours we did not want to miss a thing he said and more importantly, neither did our two teenagers. Now that is a feat!” and “My wife was born and raised in NYC and ... even she learned a whole bunch about… 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
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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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
Bill Goodhart The tours I give always have a level of enthusiasm that is beyond scripted - because I live here and know that each day brings changes that will interest me and let me excite the tourist. I know why this is the Empire City, and can convey the excitement of discovery on virtually every corner.

I have learned to love this city; for me to make a real and true connection with it, I had to prove that I cared - and so I became a licensed guide!

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Sara Lyons I love my city for a living, and there's always more to love! Read More
Jason Thompson Hello viewer - My name is Jason Thompson and I'm a lifelong resident of this fair city. I've had the full New York experience from specialized high school attendence to being a victim of gentrification to ignoring showtime on the subway! I run my own Sightseeing Theater tour called "Tour Noir: A… 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
GANYC Certified Guide Jared Goldstein Enthusiasm, stories, wonder, and great memories.History! Architecture! Views! Energy!  How we live here.Experience it with Jared the NYC Tour Guide! 1-917-533-1057  Jared@JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com  http://JaredtheNYCTourGuide.com  I love sharing New York City, my home… Read More
Libby Corydon-Apicella Introduction to New York City for families Walking the Brooklyn Bridge 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
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
Miriam Bourin Hi, I’m Miriam, a Swedish transplant that moved to New York from Stockholm in 2004. I live in the “hip”, historic Hudson Valley, in the small village of High Falls. Coming to New York City for the first time can be over-whelming for anyone. Coming to New York City as a foreigners can be quite… 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
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
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
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
George Tonkin This tour explores the city of New York in Hamilton's life, and the deep impression he left behind. As we uncover the secrets behind his inexhaustible drive and his unimaginable achievements, it explains his relentless effort to leave his bold impression on his adopted nation. Read More
Susan Zuckerman I am a retired history teacher and currently an adjunct professor teaching history at a local college, but now devote most of my time to being a licensed New York City guide. Additionally, along with my husband, who is also a licensed tour guide, I have co-authored a book on New York City, have a… Read More
Ibrahima Diallo Licensed since 2007,Everyone visiting the Big Apple should be treated with the same amount of energy it gives us. Every tour is a poem, that the client and I write, no script, fun is a must also. So get ready to fall in love with NYC again, and again! Read More
Julia Ryan A Native New Yorker and expert guide, Julia has been touring with guests for over 20 years. Specializing in private tours, she works with some of the most exclusive hotels in the city. Tour New York with the exact itinerary and activities you want. The perfect combination of context, impeccable history, humor and fun -- plus the latest news and insights.
My tours are 100% customizable and personal.
Just like having a best friend in the business!
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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