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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 authorized to use the designation, "GANYC certified guide."

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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
Tony Di Sante Tony has been a licensed guide since 1998. In January 2002, he began working with New York City Vacation Packages to build the first ever tour of the World Trade Center site (Ground Zero). For this reason, it makes him the foremost tour guide on September 11 and what has, is and will be happening… Read More
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
Riley Kellogg Riley is a native-born, lifelong New York City resident, and has always had a passion for the city's history and culture. She holds a BA with Honors from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an MA from Columbia University; she currently teaches History at Queens College CUNY, and… Read More
Kim Chaulk Kim Chaulk is a former college history professor as well as the department chair for a large private preparatory school. Part of her job responsibilities entailed planning the school's history trips. In total, she executed 28 trips to various destinations. It was through this experience that she… Read More
Leila Luna Leila Luna I have lived in New York City since 1982 and have been a licensed Tour Guide, since 1987. I'm a former teacher with Law Degree and Master in Communication, and also Journalist writing about the City. I'm author and publisher for the first City Guide, Calendar and Map, in Portuguese: "… 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
Sumiko Mizumoto I have been working as a tour guide in NYC since 2000. If you need Japanese tour guides, please let me know! 日本語ツアーガイドをお探しなら、ご連絡ください。   Read More
Russell Wolin Russell is a New York native, born and raised in Flushing, Queens. He attributes his later disinterest in sports, to his misfortune at growing up in a place where the Mets were the hometown team. Upon receiving his driver's license, he immediately took a Datsun cross-country, and realized very… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Juan Garcia-Aenlle - A strategic hospitality leader, I possess a 26-year track record in the hospitality industry. From the halls of Flagship Movie theaters, trendy and exclusive coffee houses, to an operator of one of the most successful restaurants in the US casual dining segment, a forty-year local New Yorker and… Read More
Michael Kaback Michael Kaback;Born and Raised in NYC, I spent my entire career in the garment industry, over 50 years. I do educational history walking tours of the Fashion District and the Flatiron district, for individuals and groups. 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
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
GANYC Certified Guide Kevin Lawrence After spending over a decade organizing and conducting tours throughout China and Taiwan, I have over the past couple of years shifted my professional touring expertise to my beloved hometown, New York City. I conduct river-to-river tours (i.e. lower Manhattan, West Village/East Village, 42nd… Read More
Andrea Coyle A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea was a GANYC Board Member at Large from 2016-17, & an Education Committee Core Member from 2012-17. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community… Read More
Julia Ryan A Native New Yorker and expert guide, Julia has been touring with guests for over 20 years. Specializing in private tours, she works with some of the most exclusive hotels in the city. Tour New York with the exact itinerary and activities you want. The perfect combination of context, impeccable history, humor and fun -- plus the latest news and insights.
My tours are 100% customizable and personal.
Just like having a best friend in the business!
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Dave Gardner I am a fully-licensed tour guide in New York City.  I'm a speaker on the double-decker tour buses, the boats, and on foot. I am fluent in any general New York tour.  I am also the publisher or our tour-guide newsletter, GuideLines.My personal niche is that I run a Titanic-themed Walking… Read More
Megan Marod My goal as a guide is to help people experience the city to its fullest - whether they are visiting for a day or staying for the rest of their lives.   I moved to New York City from Florida in 2004 with a goal of being a Broadway actress.  I have been lucky enough to perform in… Read More
Diana Leidel      I am a licensed NYC tour guide and an official Grand Central Terminal docent. I design and conduct unique walking tours, including “The Extraordinary Women of Washington Square” and “Sex, Love and Romance at Washington Square;” and in Brooklyn: “Unseen Fort Greene” and “Vinegar… 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
Alan Cohen New Yorkers love to tell stories. My story features growing up in Brooklyn, earning a Ph.D. in psychology and having a career in education, living in Manhattan, and falling in love with New York’s history and diverse neighborhoods. Along the way I’ve learned some fascinating stories. New York’s… Read More
Gardiner Comfort I am a native New Yorker, an actor, and teacher with a unique, friendly, and performative approach to touring. I am highly knowledgeable about known, and lesser known, historical and cultural aspects of New York City. As a performer, I am great at reading people and can provide a fun, informative, and welcoming tour for any group of people, regardless of age or special interest. 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
GANYC Certified Guide Debbie Mason I am a native New Yorker who has been a licensed New York Sightseeing Guide since 2011, a photographer, storm chaser (chasing tornadoes & severe weather in the Midwestern, US) and a lover of all things New York. I am incredibly passionate about the city that I call home and I am extremely proud… Read More
Beth Goffe I am a long-term Upper West Side resident and a New York City history lover. I became a licensed New York City tour guide, after my work focus shifted from Human Resources (Client Services and Data) in the public and private sectors to Central Park. Thanks to my work both as an employee of the… Read More
Robert Zhu You haven't been to New York City without my tours. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Deborah Blau The beauty and excitement of New York City speaks for itself. LOUDLY. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first time visitor, here to visit our famous attractions. Wouldn't it be great to have a friendly, funny licensed New York guide to decode the local lingo? And if you are already… Read More
Minna Scharff Born in Brooklyn, a soccer mom in Greenwich Village (no minivan, just the "3" and "F" trains) and now a tour guide that explores everything old and new in her native city.  A social worker by profession and licensed New York City tour guide of 12 years. Has experience doing everything from… Read More
Jocelyn Taub I am a native New Yorker whose connection to the city began at Ellis Island when my grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe.   My background is in promotion and marketing within the music business, radio and sports. I am therefore very well versed in the history of sports and music in New… Read More
Frank (Francesco) Accardo I was born in Italy, in the beautiful island of Sicily, but came to NYC very young, in the late 60s. The city was very different then, as some of you might remember. And although I have lived in many parts of the world, New York is in my blood! NY is a special place to show others, no other city is… Read More
Myra Alperson I sometimes describe myself as a "professional amateur." An amateur is someone who truly LOVES what she does. And that's the story of my life as a food tour guide in NYC. Since 1983 I've been leading unusual, cutting-edge food tours. I go to many neighborhoods that no other food tours go to. Since… Read More
Susanne Wieneke I moved to New York City 27 years ago, without plans to stay, but was so intrigued by the City, that I was unable to leave. As I felt compelled to share my enthusiasm about this fascinating city with others, I passed the NYC sightseeing guide exam in 2001. Upon starting to give tours years ago, I… Read More
Lisa Evreinoff Linker I am a New York City passionate, multilingual and highly professional licensed New York City guide with 20 years of industry experience. I work for American and European agencies as a guide and a group manager for incentive and tourist groups from European countries. I also work with… Read More
Gregory Marro Hi!  I'm Walking Greg Marro, a dynamic, entertaining Licensed NYC Tour Guide. GREG WALKS NYC offers the Italian of Greenwich Village, Music on MacDougal St., Meatball Crawl, Pierogi Walk, and Cake Walk walking tours!  Stroll along for lively tastings with music, photos and local history… Read More
Susan Zuckerman I am a retired history teacher and currently an adjunct professor teaching history at a local college, but now devote most of my time to being a licensed New York City guide. Additionally, along with my husband, who is also a licensed tour guide, I have co-authored a book on New York City, have a… Read More
Valentin Borriello Hi I am Valentin, a proud New York City Tour Guide. I am French/Italian bi-national and I have been living in New York for 11 years. My career has always been travel related having worked as a Tour Operator, a Tour Leader and finally a Tour Guide which gives me the opportunity to do what I love the… Read More
Terrence Kirk Welcome to New York City, all five glorious boroughs. I can offer you a custom made tour tailored to your interests. I specialize in historical and architectural sites as well as popular culture, literary, sports and entertainment. I can create a tour that will be memorable, entertaining as well as… Read More
Christine Lazzara Hello! My name is Christine, and I'm thrilled to share the magic of my city with you. I curate unique, personalized adventures and then bring them to life, joining and guiding you every step of the way. My goal is to help you connect with NYC on a profound level while creating unforgettable moments in the process. Whether you're looking to explore the treasures of NYC or to celebrate a special occasion, I can help. Looking forward to meeting you! 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