I'm a third-generation New Yorker, the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. I've lived here all my life.
My perspective of the city is enriched and broadened by the variety of paths I've taken here. For twenty-five years, I was a professional illustrator, a career that immersed me in New York's publishing and art worlds. I was also an office worker throughout the city, including ten years in the World Trade Center.
When I was an art student at Pratt Institute, I got to know Brooklyn more—wow, what a fascinating place. I am continually awed by the charm and cultural richness of my city.
I hold a New York State teacher's license, as well as a Masters in Education. These, and the years I taught in the city's public schools, in tandem with my enthusiasm and New York life experience, help make me a great New York City tour guide.
Any tour with me will be fun, informative and stimulating. Thanks to New York City's vastness and diversity, each tour can be as individual as a client's tastes and interests.
A Recent Review of this guide
Richard was very knowledgeable about our tour. We were able to edit in mid tour based on immediate needs with the baby and our guide did a tremendous job accommodating our needs. Even though we did more than one reset, Richard was able to adapt and his knowledge and commentary was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend this guide to anyone. Thanks Richard.
Licensed Sightseeing Guide through the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs; Bachelor's degree in Literature; Master's degree in Education; Twenty-five years working as a visual artist