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Ron Janoff
walking tours of art, architecture, literature and history in Manhattan and Brooklyn

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Weekdays, Evenings, and Weekends


Ron Janoff has lived and worked in New York for more than 50 years, and has been leading tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn since the 1980's. He specializes in tours related to artists and writers, especially the Beat Generation in the Village, the abstract expressionists from the 40's to the 60's, art "sites" such as Brooklyn Bridge, Washington Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the High Line/Chelsea. He also leads tours of historic and cultural sites in Brooklyn, especially Wallabout, Fort Greene Park, and the Brooklyn Cultural District. Dr. Janoff is a classics professor, Latin teacher, and co-President of the New York Classics Club. For students, teachers, and others interested he offers tours of Classical New York: the American Forum (Wall Street), Cast Iron Classics, the Morningside Heights Acropolis, Sailors Snug Harbor (Staten Island), and Classical Midtown. Janoff conducts tours for private groups and organizations, including customized tours for re-located companies, for travelers to the city, and for families. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

The Beat Generation in Greenwich Village 1944 - 1994

Morgantown: The Arts/Industrial Enclave of East Williamsburg

Williamsburg's McCarren Park: Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

Classical New York (six tours)

SIX JEWELS (historical walkabouts of six squares and parks: Bryant Park, Madison Square, Union Square, Washington Square Park, City Hall Park, Fort Greene Park) 

Brooklyn Cultural District 

Art and Artists of the Brooklyn Bridge

Art and Artists of Washington Square

Art and Artists of Rockefeller Center

Art and Artists of Central Park

The High Line and Galleries of Chelsea

Classical Mansions and Townhouses of the Upper East Side

Fort Greene and Wallabout, Brooklyn

Street Art of East Williamsburg and Bushwick

Services Offered: 
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Dutch New Amsterdam
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Olde New York
Private Tours
Prospect Park
Revolutionary War
Secret Gardens of NYC
SoHo & NoLita
Student Tours
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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