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Joe Rosenberg

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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 part responsible for the landmark designation of Radio City Music Hall, Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre, 35 Broadway Theatres, Town Hall, and the Beacon Theatre.  Co-founder and former president of the NYC Historic Districts Council.  In large part responsible for the landmark designation of approximately 10 historic districts, including SoHo, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Sniffin Court, Park Slope, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Prospect Park South, and Ditmas Park.  Former Chair of the Preservation Committee of the Brooklyn Heights Association. 


Lecturer:  On the QE2, Queen Mary 2, and in Moscow (Topics:  New York Architecture and New York Theatre).  With legendary actress Helen Hayes (Topic:  The Importance of Historic Theatres).  For Disney Theatricals (Topic:  the New Amsterdam Theatre)


Honors:  Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded in Hollywood by the League of Historic American Theatres for contributions to the U.S. Theatre Preservation Movement.  Long time member of the Board of Directors of the League of Historic American Theatres.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Theatre District

Private visits to theatre interiors

Private entertainments and discussions with Broadway cast members

Times Square Now and Then (illustrated)

Motion Picture Palaces (illustrated)

Hudson River Valley tours, including the Revolutionary War

Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens neighborhoods



Services Offered: 
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
British Colonial History
Celebrity-Focused Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Civil War History
Dutch New Amsterdam
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Fashion District
LGBTQ Interest
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hansom Cab Tours
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Irish Immigrant History
Italian Immigrant History
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Manhattanville/West Harlem
Olde New York
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Revolutionary War
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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