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Jim Dykes
Joan Rivers with Jim Dykes ( who she named "The Celebrity Tour Guide of NYC"

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Jim Dykes new email is; 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 board member and enjoys doing walking tours, bus tours, limo tours.  He was born in Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River and moved to New York for school and to start his career. He's a bit of a gypsy because his Dad was born in Brooklyn and his Mom's family is in Texas. However Jim is from one of the oldest families in the country...his family tree is extensive...on his Mom's side he's a direct descendant from Mayflower passenger Richard Warren and on his Dad's side his family includes 9 U.S. presidents as cousins including George Washington, James Madison and Barack Obama.

He has appeared in major TV shows and movies as well as a lot of TV commercials (youtube has a few of them).  Jim has written for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and NY Post. Check out his NY Times article "Witchcraft on the West Side" which you can easily google.

Jim sprinkles his New York tours with fascinating stories and little known facts & tidbits of the city and its inhabitants. As an actor, he also has friendships with famous people that can sometimes be fun for his tour participants.

Jim has done corporate & incentive tours for law firms (including the A.B.A.), car companies, pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and others. He's also done many school groups, church groups and private family groups including the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia among others. 

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: ; EMAIL: ; Check myTrip Advisor 5-star ratings!

Most parts of Manhattan; Specialties include Harlem, Washington Heights, Upper East,Upper West, Greenwich Village, World Trade Center--GROUND ZERO, Wall Street, SoHo, Midtown including Chrysler Building, NY Daily News, United Nations, Broadway Theatre district (which theatres are haunted?), Clubhouse Row, Grand Central, midtown east & west, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, TriBeca, Brooklyn, much more.

Also RICH & FAMOUS Celebrity Tours: where the celebs live and how much they pay!  Check my public tour website: ; email:

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
African American History
Architectural Tours
British Colonial History
Celebrity-Focused Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Churches & Houses of Worship
Culinary Tours
Dutch New Amsterdam
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Fashion District
LGBTQ Interest
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Helicopter Tours
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Irish Immigrant History
Italian Immigrant History
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Manhattanville/West Harlem
Movie & TV Tours
Olde New York
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Pub Crawls
Secret Gardens of NYC
SoHo & NoLita
South Street Seaport
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Taxi Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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