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The designation Certified Guide means the marked individual guide has successfully completed and fulfilled all the requirements of GANYC's professional development program that focuses on how to research, plan, and conduct high-quality tours. These guides are entitled to use the designation, "GANYC certified guide."

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Art Zuckerman I am a retired teacher, have had managerial positions in corporate America and have run a successful computer company.  Along with my wife, also a licensed guide, we host a radio show called "Z Travel and Leisure" which focuses on New York City, travel and cultural topics.  We have also… Read More
Beti Rozencwajg I was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and have lived in the United States over 30 years. Besides being fluent in Portuguese and English, I speak several languages and have lived in other countries such as Mexico and Israel. Besides English, I do tours in Portuguese and Spanish. I am also an author of children's books. Please see website below. Read More
Susanne Koster I'm Susanne, a native New Yorker from Long Island with lively and engaging custom tours.  Allow me to create an adventure for you, your family or group.  Let me be your personal guide and have your touring through New York like a local.  Consider me your best college friend that… Read More
Gay Zizes I am a native New Yorker with a vast knowledge of this city. Tours can be catered for all ages and interests. Read More
Mike Brennan I've lived in New York City all my life, and have been a licensed tour guide for over 25 years.  I love to show off my hometown, and all of my tours are tailored to what you want to see, whether it's the typical highlights or unique neighborhoods or city secrets (one of my specialties). … Read More
Harvey Paul Davidson CHME, CMP Emeritus See New York City with a native son. Harvey Davidson was born and raised in Brooklyn and attended its public schools and colleges. While in high school, he worked part-time as a messenger and learned the city streets and ins and outs of Manhattan’s neighborhoods. Later work assignments made him… Read More
Ludwina Lang I am orginally from Germany but live in the U.S. for many years.  I have a BA in Business Administration and a minor in History.  History was always my favorite and that is why I love to guide tours.  I worked for 25 years at Mercedes-Benz as an analyst, but always kept an eye on the… Read More
Janice Hoffmann Hello and welcome to the city that never sleeps!

I’ve been living in this amazing city since the mid 80s, so I have a lot of stories and insights to share with you. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, art, or entertainment, New York has something for everyone.
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Adam Sternglass Since my childhood, NYC architecture and history were bigger than life. I was a delivery boy for the ad agencies on Madison. I joined the Navy in Brooklyn. Got married in City Hall. My 3 kids were born here. I owned a business in the World Trade Center. Was a systems tech on Wall St. Before,… Read More
Thomas Wilkinson Tommy the Tour Guide ‘ is a 3rd generation Native New Yorker with family roots spanning from Hell’s Kitchen, South Bronx, Park Slope & Staten Island making him a definitive & Real New Yorker. Born & raised in Staten Island for the first 20 years of his life he then moved into Manhattan… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide William Nemec Where do you want to go? Do you want to hit all the usual stops and stumble through a sea of shoppers and rubbernecking out of towners while I rattle off facts about the tallest structures that crowd the blue space above us? I can do that. Do you want to go down some bizarre basement in a shady… Read More
Bruce Roberts An Actor, Producer, proud Husband and Father, Bruce added Licensed Tour Guide to his resume over 18 years ago ago.  Since that time, he has balanced his love for the arts with his passion for history.  Many years ago, while walking to work in the theater district, he was discussing the… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Kevin Wilkinson New York can be a hectic place! Imagine how much easier it can be with your own private tour guide.   I am friendly, reliable and KNOWLEDGEABLE. I know this city inside and out, and I love to tell stories.   I offer a variety of services. Walking Tours - I have several amazing routes… Read More
Charlie Niessner Charlie Niessner, a licensed NYC Tour Guide and GANYC member, is a lifelong resident of NYC. Has led tours for the Municipal Art Society and for over 10 years unique walks for Big Apple Greeter in addition to  private tours.  He is also a  genealogy docent for the National Archives… Read More
Jim Dykes Jim Dykes new email is JimDykesNY@gmail.com; All other emails are cancelled.  Jim is a writer and actor who has been a licensed New York guide for many years. CHECK MY 5-STAR RATINGS on TRIP ADVISOR!!  History, architecture and fabulous NYC real estate are passions: Jim is a former GANYC… Read More
Anthony Robins "A magic carpet ride through Art Deco New York" National Arts Club "Anthony, with his wide brim hat, fast-talking New York accent and contagious enthusiasm [showed me that] the very real and iconic New York [Grand Central] terminal is the magical place to be discovered" Mail online… Read More
Miriam Bourin Hi, I’m Miriam, a Swedish transplant that moved to New York from Stockholm in 2004. I live in the “hip”, historic Hudson Valley, in the small village of High Falls. Coming to New York City for the first time can be over-whelming for anyone. Coming to New York City as a foreigners can be quite… Read More
DEREK CHAN DEREK CHAN is an experienced, professional New York City-based, licensed tour guide who has provided hundreds of tours throughout NYC. An avid urban explorer, Derek appreciates the storied architecture, varied neighborhoods, historic brownstones and mixture of styles, in addition to the iconic,… Read More
Matthew Cummings Hi, I'm Matthew Cummings. New York City is my hometown and I've always loved it!  New York is endlessly fascinating. I'll take you to and through all the major sights of the city, as well as the less known but no less interesting ones, and tell you true, amazing stories about our… Read More
Pierre-Emmanuel Billet I am a tour guide from France and have been living in New York City since 2017. I mostly do tours for French speaking tourists or expats. I love to show them the diversity and the dynamics of NYC's neighbourhoods, with a focus on Manhattan and Brooklyn. I consider walking tours as a pleasant way to… Read More
Susan Mills Birnbaum Susan Mills Birnbaum's lifelong fascination with history ignited a journey that transformed her into an ardent advocate for preserving the past and sharing its riches. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in History from Hunter College, Susan's affiliation with The Bronx, Brooklyn, and New York… Read More
Libby Corydon-Apicella Introduction to New York City for families Walking the Brooklyn Bridge Read More
Ibrahima Diallo Licensed since 2007,Everyone visiting the Big Apple should be treated with the same amount of energy it gives us. Every tour is a poem, that the client and I write, no script, fun is a must also. So get ready to fall in love with NYC again, and again! Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Matthew Baker Matthew Baker has been a New Yorker since 1992 and a licensed tour guide since 2005. Having worked in such venerable institutions as the New York Public Library, Saks Fifth Avenue, and FAO Schwarz, he has seen, known, and loved an incredible cross section of New York City cultures. And now, he… Read More
Alfred Pommer I am: a college graduate, an author of four Manhattan guide books, a self employed licensed New York City guide and a native New Yorker born, raised and educated in New York City.  For over 28 years I have been giving private and publicly scheduled neighborhood walking tours in Manhattan's… Read More
Sheila Evans Sheila Evans has a Master of Science Degree in Education from the City College of New York. In addition to being a licensed NYC tour guide, she also works as a TRAVEL DIRECTOR in several countries spending time in major cities including: Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice,… Read More
Jonathan Dauermann Hello! American-born, though with many international experiences, I've been a resident of NYC for a decade now, and I'm a veteran tour guide with four years of experience and counting! Now a licensed NYC guide, I can help you and your group design a customized itinerary that both creates the New… Read More
Jason Platzman A boy with a dream to return to the home of his ancestors, became a man who can't get enough of the city of New York. Jason has lived in New York for 10+ years. Several instances during this time, life has taken him elsewhere, but everytime, whether that be from across the world or across the river… Read More
Kelly Kopp Welcome to New York City! I moved to NYC 7 years ago from Florida.  I now consider myself a New Yorker!  The moment I stepped foot in this amazing city I immersed myself in all things New York.  I am a licensed New York City Tour Guide and love showing visitors my vibrant perspective… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Jim Ryan Hello!  Due to the current pandemic restrictions, I've decided to focus on one walking tour for the time being; a 1.5 to 2 hour walk in Fort Tryon Park.  As of Saturday, 9/12 The Met Cloisters is scheduled to re-open on a limited basis with details forthcoming upon NYC government approval… Read More
Richard Soden I'm excited for you to see the great things New York City has to offer and unlock the secrets upon which the city was built. Experience the best of Manhattan's vibrant streets, historic landmarks, and lesser-known wonders with a lifelong New Yorker... As a licensed New York City Tour Guide, I'm… Read More
Joe Rosenberg Specialities:  Behind-the-scenes theatre visit; Theatre District walking exploration; all Manhattan neighborhoods; most Brooklyn neighborhoods, many Queens neighborhoods, many neighborhoods in The Bronx, some neighborhoods in Staten Island.     Bio:   In large… Read More
Phil Desiere Hi! I’m Phil, licensed to be a tour guide by the City of New York and a member of the Guides Association of New York City. I enjoy sharing the sights and stories of New York on guided walking tours! Come along, let’s talk about and walk about New York!I began my walking-tour service, Walk… Read More
Bill Auer Born in Munich Germany, three years US Army, honorable discharge.  Bachelors Degree in Engineering from City College of New York, Masters Degree in Engineering from New York University.  Engineering manager, International marketing manager. Interested in travel and international events. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Ricky Russo Ricky Russo was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1973 and has lived in New York since 2013. He is a tour guide, DJ, music journalist and historian, creator of radio and TV programs and musical event organizer (from the Peggy Guggenheim Museum to concerts of Italian artists in New York.) He holds a degree… Read More
Christine Lazzara Being a Native New Yorker, I am your go-to person for all things NYC.  Think of me as the Local Friend you wish you had.   I live like a Tourist so you can visit like a Local! Licensed guide, Certified Tour Director and insatiable explorer, New York is my home and, my home is your… Read More
Lilyana Yordanova Bachelor in Arts degree in foreign language and literature: English and Modern Greek - Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridsky". 20 years’ experience in guiding Bulgarian, Greek and English speaking tourists in Bulgaria. 5 years’ experience in guiding  and escorting  sightseeing tours for… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Mark Levy Mark Levy AKA The Tourfather is the founder and owner of The Levy's Unique New York! NY's First Family of Tour Guides and with his sons Matt Levy, Gideon Levy and Jonah Levy have created NY's most sucessfull tour guide company with a corps of 25 of the best guides in NY. I am a proud Bronx native (… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Michael Dillinger I am a life long New Yorker and my family roots in this great city go back to the 1840's.  There is a lot of NYC in my DNA. As a guide I believe my job is to help visitor's fall in love with New York.  I have been a professional, full-time, guide for the past six years.  I love being… Read More