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Jon Kay

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My schedule is quite flexible.


Although I traveled around a fair bit as a child my family has been in Brooklyn for over 120 years and I have lived here permanently since highschool.

I have been a licensed NYC Sightseeing Tour Guide for 16 years since 2002 and for me this is truly a labor of love. 

In my previous professional life I worked for 20 years for a variety of agencies, planning and coordinating services in all five boroughs of NYC.

I received a Graduate Degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College focusing primarily on the history, planning and developement specifically here in New York.

I worked at Ground Zero for three months following 9/11.

I have extensive knowledge of NYC and the Hudson River Valley, however specialize in tours in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

On a personal note in addition to being a family man, I am a 15 time participant in the  NYC Marathon, have commuted on my bike here in the city for 35 years and hike and kayak regularly in the Hudson River Valley.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

I do it all!!

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
Bicycle Tours
British Colonial History
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Churches & Houses of Worship
Civil War History
Culinary Tours
Double-Decker Bus Tours
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Fashion District
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hansom Cab Tours
Helicopter Tours
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Irish Immigrant History
Italian Immigrant History
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Mob History
Olde New York
Pedicab Tours
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Prospect Park
Pub Crawls
Revolutionary War
Running Tours
Secret Gardens of NYC
SoHo & NoLita
South Street Seaport
Sports Related Tours
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Taxi Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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