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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 in Modern Humanities from the University of Trieste, with a thesis on the origins of punk cinema. He collaborates with Radio Ara (Luxembourg), Radio Contrabanda Barcelona (Spain), Il Piccolo daily newspaper and Blow Up magazine (Italy.) From 2004 to 2014, together with his sister Elisa, he directed the cult radio program “In Orbita” on RadioTV Capodistria (Slovenia). His most recent book, “Daghe! El Greatest Hits” (2017) won the “Save Your Local Language” literary prize for works written in the regional dialects of Italy.

Special Tours:

The concept behind Ricky Russo’s project is to tell the stories of New York through music, film and television, street art, comics and great literature. A series of guided tours on foot through the legendary places of the capital of Pop Culture, in Italian for tourists who come to discover the city from afar and in English for those who want to learn more about their own city’s past. Following in the footsteps of the Ramones, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, the Beat Generation, John Lennon, the Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, the superheroes of Marvel Comics and the “Warriors” of 1970s cinema, from the “Sex and the City” girls to the key locations of contemporary cult series set in New York such as “Vinyl,” “The Deuce,” “The Get Down” and “Master of None” and the iconic films of Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Sergio Leone and Spike Lee.


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Tours Offered:

Bronx Brooklyn Celebrity-Focused Tours DUMBO East Village Greenwich Village Harlem Movie & TV Tours Music Private Bus Tours Private Tours Times Square Walking Tours