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Tours by guides who not only know the history but talk about daily life in Harlem and other Black communities of the city.

From genteel townhouses to flamboyant skyscrapers, neo-classical temples to post-modern towers, New York boasts a dazzling array of architectural landmarks. A knowledgeable guide can take you to the most important structures, point out key details, and arrange visits to interiors. A tour might focus on Midtown Manhattan, Wall Street, one or more of the city's historic districts, or a specific building. For example, the Merchant's House Museum is a 19th-century house virtually unchanged for a century, inside and out. The first classical-style bank, designed by Stanford White, still stands. The Yacht Club, with its wave-shaped windows, is a marvelous example of mimetic design, even if the America's Cup no longer resides there

A genuine adventure in visiting New York. Enjoy a ride along well-paved paths in Central Park or Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Follow the continuous 15-mile path along the Hudson River from the Battery to the George Washington Bridge. Cycle through quiet residential areas in the Bronx or Queens. Make an intimate visit to many of New York's ethnic neighborhoods where you'll find it easy to stop and sample international foods. Your tour guides may also help you rent bikes and helmets, give you safety tips and steer you through a creative itinerary.

The only part of New York City that's not on an island, the Bronx also boasts the highest proportion of park land per inhabitant. Attractions include Riverdale, with sweeping views of the Hudson Valley and a vast estate whose gardens are open to the public; Belmont, whose shops and restaurants preserve traditional Italian-American culture; Woodlawn Cemetery, the permanent home of many celebrities; the picturesque campus of Fordham University; the New York Botanical Gardens, with its year-round attractions; and of course, the world-famous Bronx Zoo (a.k.a. New York Wildlife Conservancy).

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GANYC is an association of independent tour guides. Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. GANYC provides a listing of all member guides to the public.GANYC is not liable, or responsible, for contractual obligations made between clients and tour guides. GANYC stands for Guides Association Of New York City.
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