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 part responsible for the landmark designation of Radio City Music Hall, Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre, 35 Broadway Theatres, Town Hall, and the Beacon Theatre.  Co-founder and former president of the NYC Historic Districts Council.  In large part responsible for the landmark designation of approximately 10 historic districts, including SoHo, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Sniffin Court, Park Slope, Fort Greene, DUMBO, Prospect Park South, and Ditmas Park.  Former Chair of the Preservation Committee of the Brooklyn Heights Association. 


Lecturer:  On the QE2, Queen Mary 2, and in Moscow (Topics:  New York Architecture and New York Theatre).  With legendary actress Helen Hayes (Topic:  The Importance of Historic Theatres).  For Disney Theatricals (Topic:  the New Amsterdam Theatre)


Honors:  Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded in Hollywood by the League of Historic American Theatres for contributions to the U.S. Theatre Preservation Movement.  Long time member of the Board of Directors of the League of Historic American Theatres.

Special Tours:

Theatre District

Private visits to theatre interiors

Private entertainments and discussions with Broadway cast members

Times Square Now and Then (illustrated)

Motion Picture Palaces (illustrated)

Hudson River Valley tours, including the Revolutionary War

Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens neighborhoods






All times

Services Offered:

Lecturer Tour Consultant Tour Escort Tour Guide Tour Manager

Tours Offered:

Art & Architectural Tours British Colonial History Bronx Brooklyn Celebrity-Focused Tours Central Park Chelsea Chinatown/Little Italy Civil War History DUMBO Dutch New Amsterdam East Village Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Fashion District LGBTQ Interest Grand Central Terminal Greenwich Village Hansom Cab Tours Harlem Hell's Kitchen Immigrant Experience Irish Immigrant History Italian Immigrant History Jewish History Lecturer Lower East Side Manhattanville/West Harlem Olde New York Private Bus Tours Private Tours Queens Revolutionary War SoHo SoHo & NoLita South Street Seaport Step-On Guides Student Tours Taxi Tours Theater District Times Square TriBeCa Upper East Side Upper West Side Walking Tours