Blog & News

Historic Districts Council Teams Up With a Guiding Spirit Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox The Historic Districts Council has partnered with one of GANYC's Guiding Spirits, Joe Svehlak, for a series of video tours focusing on historic neighborhoods. The first 3 videos on their YouTube channel feature Joe showcasing the East 25th Historic District in Brooklyn, East Flatbush, and Sunset… Read More
The Summer of New York City Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Today, Mayor de Blasio announced his intention to have the city fully reopen on July 1st, promising "This is going to be the summer of New York City." This means full capacity returned to restaurants, theaters, arenas, museums, and all businesses. Broadway had previously set its own target date… Read More
GuideWeek 2021, Presented by GANYC! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Registration is now open for GuideWeek 2021! The event, which will take place May 10-14, is the first virtual event specifically designed to meet the needs of local tour guides. The 3 days of virtual education, recruitment, and networking will focus on… Read More
Tour Your Own City this Spring & Summer! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox We are very excited to see that the vaccination numbers in New York-- and across the US in general-- continue to rise each day. Congratulations to all who did not throw away their shot! The CDC has also recently released encouranging guidance on travel for those who are vaccinated. GANYC is proud… Read More
GANYC Discusses Loosening of Travel Restrictions on News12 Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC Public Relations Chair Jeremy Wilcox was on News12 last night for a segment discussing the end of restrictions for domestic travelers visiting New York, and why safety can't be sacrificed to reopen things just a bit sooner. Members of the Guides Association of NYC are ready and waiting to… Read More
GANYC Members In The News Again! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Two GANYC members featured in the news this past week... First, member Kevin Fitzpatrick was featured in this news story about his Woodlawn Cemetery tours.  NYC’s professional guides are still crafting unique ways to explore NYC and its history & culture. News12: Woodlawn Cemetery tour… Read More
Destination Capitol Hill Goes Virtual Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Destination Capitol Hill is the US travel industry's main lobbying event, which every year would bring travel professionals from across the US to Washington DC. Due to COVID, the event went virtual this year. Working with the US Travel Association and tourism professionals from across the country,… Read More
Musings and News As NYC Moves Toward Reopening Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox As more and more Governors across the US give up on any attempts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Guides Association of NYC is saddened to read that Governor Cuomo is giving up on the travel quarantine requirements intended to keep everyone safe as we work toward the end of this pandemic. Of… Read More
7th-Annual Apple Awards Video Now up! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC held its 7th-annual Apple Awards on Monday night, in a live virtual ceremony. For those who missed it, here is the full video:     Thanks to you all for your support, and keep representing this great city! Read More
NYC News + Updates Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox We're debuting a new, regular feature on the GANYC Blog where will provide news of interest to both New Yorkers and potential visitors. Things change fast in a city like New York, and professional tour guides always keep on top of it! Let us know if you enjoy these updates.   Governor… Read More