I am a licensed New York City tour guide, and I frequently write about NYC history, which is my passion. My particular interests include New Amsterdam...
I am a licensed New York City tour guide, and I frequently write about NYC history, which is my passion. My particular interests include New Amsterdam and colonial New York, railroads and rapid transit, and the architecture of the city's skyscrapers.
I love sharing interesting stories with folks, and I am more than happy to tailor a conversation to the things that you are about, while emphasizing how it helps make New York City one of the most vibrant places in the world.
I am also a NYC specialist. In addition to providing a lively historical narrative, I can provide you a personalized itinerary of things to do, historical places and/or museums to visit, events that you might like, and places to enjoy amazing food.
If you have any questions, please do ask, as I would be delighted to answer them!
I absolutely adore New York City's history, from the early days of New Amsterdam up to the present. With over four hundred years of fascinating history, there is always something cool to learn about. Every street, every building, every space has a unique history, and I can help you learn more about the true soul of the city.
Being in NYC is positively electrifying, as there is always something going on, whether you are a morning person, a night owl, or you have just hopped off of a plane or a train and want to experience the best that the city has to offer. I can help you find those things that are perfectly suited to you, so that your visit to NYC is an unforgettable experience.
Note: My portfolio includes eight historic pictures of NYC:
+ The lofty concourse of old Penn Station, designed by McKim, Mead & White. Light streamed down to the tracks fifteen stories below
+ The iconic Empire State Building under construction. Four and a half stories were added a week
+ An aerial view of Central Park. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux
+ A colorful map of the subway system, including several elevated lines
+ The skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, built on bedrock that is close to the surface
+ The busy Great Hall at Ellis Island. Over twelve million immigrants were processed there
+ The iconic Woolworth Building. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it is nicknamed the "Cathedral of Commerce"
+ A view of New Amsterdam. It had around two thousand five hundred residents