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Matthew Apter

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Since summer 2008 Matt has been giving guided tours of New York City to all kinds of audiences: school groups on private coaches, travelers from all over the world on Water Taxis and double-decker buses, and small groups and families by foot and subway. The one constant in all these tours: Matt’s passion and love of New York City!


Born in Philadelphia, Matt was never far from NYC. It was distant enough, though that every visit was a treat. Before attending Ithaca College from 2004-2008 Matt already knew New York was his next destination. Matt moved to the city after graduating from Ithaca in 2008 and was giving tours within weeks. After a year and a half on the double-deckers Matt moved onto working with the Levy’s Unique New York, Contiki Holidays, many other companies, and himself! No matter whom he’s working with, Matt always finds a way to infuse his love of music into his tours, a love that outdates even his love for the city.


Since before Matt could remember, he’s been seeing live music. His first show was likely with his father at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, still a wonderful yearly event. Today, Matt keeps photo albums filled with ticket stubs with concerts ranging from Blind Melon to Al DiMeola, and from Phish to Weezer. One of New York’s major draws for Matt was the ability to see music any night of the week, something he often takes advantage of. Now, Matt his psyched to combine his career as a tour guide and love of music into one with music history based NYC tours! Take a tour and learn about folk music in Greenwich Village, the Punk scene around CBGBs, or Jazz history in Midtown and Harlem. All this while being accompanied by one of the most passionate and charismatic New Yorkers and music lovers around!

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Greenwich Village Rock & Roll History

General NYC Music History


Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Jewish History
Movie & TV Tours
Pub Crawls
SoHo & NoLita
South Street Seaport
Sports Related Tours
Student Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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