Blog & News

NYC Remembers: GANYC Commemorates 9/11 Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox In late August and early September, GANYC organized a series of events in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and their impact on New York. Our first series of events were for members only. This included a series of 9/11 Memorial walks for our members led by 9/11… Read More
Destination New York Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC Board member Jeremy Wilcox was featured on the most recent edition of Destination New York, a monthly series that showcases attractions and opportunities for touring in the state. In the segment, Wilcox discusses the importance and value of having a live guide to get the most personal… Read More
A Final Home for Dorothy Parker Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC member Kevin Fitzpatrick (also president of the Dorothy Parker Society!) was featured in the NY Post yesterday, for the dedication ceremony of the tombstone for Ms. Parker, whose remains Kevin helped relocate to her native New York last year. Her final resting place is now historic Woodlawn… Read More
Live Guides Remain Key to NYC Tourism Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox As the NYC tourism industry continues what may be a long recovery, GANYC continues to emphasize that live guides are the ambassadors to this great city, and the key to getting the most in-depth and personal experience possible. We urge all visiting the city to hire a guide or book a tour to get the… Read More
GANYC Member in the NYT! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC member Jason Thompson is mentioned in a recent NY Times article on how New Yorkers are taking to the streets for theatrical experiences. Jason's unique "Tour Noir" interactive murder-mystery tours are discussed by the author. Guided tours are a fun + informative way to rediscover the city!… Read More
GANYC Celebrates The Summer of NYC! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox The city has declared this "The Summer of NYC" and guides are ready for it! GANYC celebrated with a happy hour event at the wonderful Azalea Ristorante in the Theater District. This was our first in-person event, outside of many FAM tours, for our members since early March of last year. We thank… Read More
GANYC Featured in Canadian Media Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Last month, GANYC President Emma Guest-Consales was interviewed by Montreal-based newspaper, Le Devoir. We thank them for spotlighting what a great destination New York remains, and how crucial tourism is to our culture and economy. You can read the article in the original French here: Des… Read More
NYC News + Updates Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox The past 2 weeks saw lots of events that spoke to major milestones in the war against COVID: celebratory fireworks as New York state passed 70% of adults vaccinated, news of a July 7 Canyon of Heroes ticker-tape parade for healthcare heroes and other essential workers who aided the city through the… Read More
GuideWeek 2021: Thank You! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Thank you to all (from around the globe!) who signed up for GuideWeek 2021, the first virtual event designed to meet the needs of and empower local tour guides. We hope that you enjoyed the two days of great educational events and webinars (recordings will be up on the main GuideWeek page soon!),… Read More
NYC News + Updates Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox New York's reopening continues! 24-hour subway service resumes this Monday. Most capacity limits will be dropped on Wednesday. And Broadway has confirmed its September return. COVID rates are dropping fast, as vaccination rates continue to rise. Good news is good to read! Here's some of the biggest… Read More