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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 entitled to use the designation, "GANYC certified guide."

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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
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
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
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
GANYC Certified Guide Pat Braun-Mazzucca Although I was born in New York, my family moved to the Midwest where I lived for 12 years. Upon graduating college, I moved back to New York. This has given me the benefit of being able to view this dynamic city from a non-native’s perspective. After hearing stories from people who had visited New… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Beti Rozencwajg I was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and have lived in the United States over 30 years. Besides being fluent in Portuguese and English, I speak several languages and have lived in other countries such as Mexico and Israel. Besides English, I do tours in Portuguese and Spanish. I am also an author of children's books. Please see website below. 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
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
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
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
Manuela Biondi Buongiorno a tutti! Sono architetto, interior designer e guida autorizzata qui a New York City. Il mio amore per questa incredibile città si vede in ognuno dei miei tour. Non vedo l’ora di condividere la passione che ho per New York City con voi, accompagnandovi in giro alla scoperta di ogni angolo… Read More
Susan Mills Birnbaum Susan Mills Birnbaum's lifelong fascination with history ignited a journey that transformed her into an ardent advocate for preserving the past and sharing its riches. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in History from Hunter College, Susan's affiliation with The Bronx, Brooklyn, and New York… 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
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
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
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
Enrico Giolo I love NY. That's the reason why i left my Venetian village 15 years ago and with a lot dreams I moved to the Big Apple. After 10 years my relationship with NY is still great. I am lucky to do a job that I really love, I am happy to bring people to discover the real New York, to let them discover… 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 Deborah Blau The beauty and excitement of New York City speaks for itself. LOUDLY. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first time visitor, here to visit our famous attractions. Wouldn't it be great to have a friendly, funny licensed New York guide to decode the local lingo? And if you are already… Read More
Sheila Evans Sheila Evans has a Master of Science Degree in Education from the City College of New York. In addition to being a licensed NYC tour guide, she also works as a TRAVEL DIRECTOR in several countries spending time in major cities including: Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice,… Read More
Laura My goal is to make people comfortable and able to fully enjoy the city, like the way I do. My first concern is always to make sure the client tells me what they cannot wait to see or experience, so I can add to the tour that element that will make the tour absolutely unique. I combine Historical… Read More
Ed Perlmutter I am a lifelong New Yorker and a native of Brooklyn, and I have spent most of my career in information technology in the financial industry.    However, since 2011 I have been a license NYC tour guide so I could do something I passionately enjoy --- to use my extensive… 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
Martine Dominique Like every New Yorker, I have a story and New York City has been my home for over 27 years. I came via: Paris, Spain, Haiti to settle in Manhattan. The lights of Broadway caught my soul, and I was able to reinvent myself many times. ​ I studied Theatre at the Cours Florent in Paris and at… Read More
Emmanuel Hadar I was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel.
Came to New York City on 9/11/2001, and have been working in the field of tourism since 2010.
Have been doing tours all over the north east region - Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C and New York City.
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Ludwina Lang I am orginally from Germany but live in the U.S. for many years.  I have a BA in Business Administration and a minor in History.  History was always my favorite and that is why I love to guide tours.  I worked for 25 years at Mercedes-Benz as an analyst, but always kept an eye on the… 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
Lisa Evreinoff Linker I am a New York City passionate, multilingual and highly professional licensed New York City guide with 20 years of industry experience. I work for American and European agencies as a guide and a group manager for incentive and tourist groups from European countries. I also work with… 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
Libby Corydon-Apicella Introduction to New York City for families Walking the Brooklyn Bridge Read More
Federico Suro "I am a registered New York tour guide, working in English, French and Spanish. Highlighting different aspects of this city, my tours are diverse, from the general to the more specific. My areas of expertise include Art, Architecture, History, Film/TV and Popular Culture. I find it stimulating when… 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
Minna Scharff Born in Brooklyn, a soccer mom in Greenwich Village (no minivan, just the "3" and "F" trains) and now a tour guide that explores everything old and new in her native city.  A social worker by profession and licensed New York City tour guide of 12 years. Has experience doing everything from… Read More
Rod Lorenzo I have lived in the New York area off and on for 20 years. Originally from California, as a Certified International Tour Manager, I also do over-the-road tours of the Southwest, national parks, the Blues Route and the East Coast. My background is primarily in hospitality, therefore, I am accustomed… Read More