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Tim Ries
GANYC Certified Guide

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The Big Apple, City of Wonders, Empire City, Gotham, City That Never Sleeps, The City So Nice, They Named It Twice, New York, New York . . . is waiting for you!

Tim has worked in tourism in New York City for the past 14 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in the film industry, experience that exposed him to New York’s many unsung, unappreciated, and unknown locations.

He worked at the High Line, New York’s extraordinary public space, on the visitor services team and helped millions of visitors engage with this remarkable park.

Tim is passionate about public spaces, built environment, tourist attractions & points of interest. He has presented at The New York Times Travel Show. As a licensed NYC sightseeing guide, he has led thousands of tours.

He graduated from The City College of New York with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and the Ward Medal in Anthropology.

When he is not giving tours, Tim keeps busy by exploring the Big Apple's obscure corners with his spouse and son and collecting vintage NYC postcards. He lives in Brooklyn.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 


★ Explore one of New York City's most popular and unique parks on this exciting and informative walking tour of the High Line. This behind-the-scenes tour, created by a former director of park services for the park, provides a true insider view of development and growth of this innovative public space and also the dramatic and exciting changes occuring at the nearby Hudson Yards development site.

★ You will learn about what makes the High Line, and environs, such great places, as well as pick up pointers on how to navitgate this vibrant and bustling tourist mecca on this enlightening tour.

★ Approximately 2-hour duration. Tour distance is approximately 1.75 miles (2.8 km).


Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Bicycle Tours
Central Park
Double-Decker Bus Tours
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Prospect Park
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Times Square
Upper East Side
Walking Tours

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