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 guided my 15-year-old grandson and me through the most intensive and exhaustive exploration of New York City possible within the day available for this excursion. He selected the best routes, and the most efficient transports, to see and explore the major landmarks in this huge city. His knowledge of the "big city" is comprehensive -- and, in summary, I, as a well-travelled 72-year-old lawyer, do not believe there could possibly be a better guide through New York City than 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