A meet-up of the amazing guides who run tours for Bowery Boys Walks.

Jeff Dobbins

Jeff DobbinsTours:
“Gilded Gotham Tour”

“Broadway Tour”

“Greenwich Village Tour”

“Lower East Side Tour”

“Tribeca Tour”

“Christmas in Old New York Tour”

Jeff Dobbins is a tour guide and writer. Jeff has a decades-long career in New York’s theater industry, working as a performer, writer, press representative for Broadway shows and manager of a Broadway Theater.

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Emma Guest-Consales

“Gilded Age Shopping and Cast-Iron Architecture Tour of Ladies’ Mile”

“Central Park History and Landscape Tour”

“Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue”

Emma Guest-Consales, Ph.D. is an experienced guide, lecturer, and author who has taught art and architectural history in New York City for more than fifteen years. Emma holds a doctorate degree in Italian Renaissance art, and has taught classes on the history, art, and architecture of New York City.

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Carl RaymondCarl Raymond

“Edith Wharton’s New York Tour”

“Inside Old New York: Merchant’s House Museum”

Carl Raymond is the host of the podcast, The Gilded Gentleman, produced by The Bowery Boys. He is also a licensed New York City tour guide, writer, lecturer, museum educator and food historian.

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Kyle Supley

“New York World’s Fair Walking Tour”

“West Village Musical Tour”

“Under the High Line”

Kyle Supley is a collector, host, entertainer, and licensed NYC tour guide. A design curator and consultant specializing in mid-century items, including lighting, furniture, and accessories, Kyle has been studying and collecting items from the World’s Fairs since he was a child.

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Mike MorgenthalMike Morgenthal

“Ghosts of the Elevated Railroad: Downtown Manhattan”

“Stop the Presses! The New York Newspaper History Tour”

A lifelong New Yorker born and raised in Greenwich Village, Michael Morgenthal has been leading tours in his hometown since 2011. A licensed sightseeing guide in both New York City and Washington, DC.

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Kriss Roebling

“Brooklyn Bridge History Tour”

“Brooklyn Bridge History Talk at the Montauk Club”

Kriss is the quintessential New Yorker with experience as a musician, documentarian, and family historian. He is the great great grandson of Washington & Emily Roebling.

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Krikor DaglianKrikor Daglian

“Artists, Oddballs & Provocateurs: East Village since the 1950s”

Krikor Daglian was born in NYC, grew up in suburban NJ and went to college in Maine, but after a few months living in London, he realized that he wanted to live in a city again, so he decided to come back to where it all began.

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Amy C

“Historic Hotels of Midtown Manhattan”

Amy is a licensed tour guide with certification from the Guides Association of New York City. She has a BA in History, with a specialty in Urban Planning.

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Aaron Schielke

“Jane Jacobs vs Robert Moses Walking Tour”

“Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue”

Aaron Schielke is a licensed New York City tour guide who loves exploring cities. He has worked on the design and production of a series of city guidebooks.

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Esther Crain

“Gilded Age Riverside Drive Tour”

Esther Crain is an author, historian, and native New Yorker. In 2008 she launched the website Ephemeral New York, where she writes and publishes stories every week that chronicle Gotham’s past through old photos, newspaper archives, vintage artwork, and other artifacts

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Patrick Bringley

“An Insider’s Tour of The Met Museum”

“Whitman and Melville’s New York by Foot and Ferry”

Patrick Bringley is a former New Yorker staff member and museum guard at The Met for ten years. He is the author of the book All the Beauty in the WorldThe Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me.

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Billy Nemec

“Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue”

Billy Nemec is an experienced tour guide and jazz musician with a deep knowledge of the Gilded Age. He has a certificate of Historic Preservation from New York University.

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Beth Goffe

“Glorious Grand Central Terminal Revealed Tour”

“Scandalous Tales of the Upper West Side”

“Central Park North: A Hidden Oasis in the Heart of NYC”

Beth is a long-time resident of the Upper West Side who makes a habit of collecting interesting and entertaining stories about her home neighborhood.

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Joseph Landon

“Central Harlem Walking Tour”

Joseph Landon is a licensed tour guide with over 20 years of experience in the tourism, entertainment and hospitality industries.

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Bill Shaffer

“Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue”

Bill Shaffer is a licensed New York City tour guide and the author of The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, a Founding Father’s Disgraced Descendant and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism.

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James Scully

“1830s New York in Lower Manhattan”

James Scully is a native New Yorker who grew up in a home with three generations of family. He’s a graduate of Xavier High School in Manhattan, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and has worked in media for companies such as Condé Nast and Hearst.

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Howard Yaruss

“Follow the Money: How New York Became the World’s Financial Capital”

Howard Yaruss is an economist, professor, attorney, and activist who has taught a variety of courses on economics and business and currently teaches at NYU.

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Robert Zhu

“Chinatown Food & History Tour”

Robert Zhu is a proud New York City tour guide with 29 years of local knowledge under his belt. He moved to New York City in 1995 and majored in economics and cinema studies.

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Laura Walter

Specializing in private tours

Laura has an immense love and appreciation for New York’s history, architecture, food scene, subway system – and most of all: the theaters. 

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Jeremy Wilcox

“Midtown Art Deco”


“Victorian Flatbush: Brooklyn’s Gilded Age”

Jeremy Wilcox is a lifelong New Yorker and has been guiding professionally for over 8 years. He loves to provide the type of tour that can appeal to visitors or locals alike.

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Asad Dandia

“Little Syria & Lower West Side”

Asad Dandia is a community organizer, museum educator, and local historian born and raised in Brooklyn.

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James Hoffman

“Green-Wood Cemetery”

James Hoffman is a seasoned New York City tour guide with over a decade of experience. He has set up a diverse collection of sightseeing walks, bike tours, and cocktail history-themed events. 

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Ann McDermott

“New Amsterdam Tour”

Ann McDermott has spent a good portion of her life working in and around Lower Manhattan. She is a Brooklyn native with a keen interest in New York history.  She knows these streets very, very well!

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