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Clarissa M.

ASTORIA, NY, United States

I am a private detective, a published novelist and writer of true crime.

I'm also a working journalist with a background in TV, film, and radio.
Perhaps my best trait is curiosity. This drives me as a private detective who seeks the truth and it drives me as a writer who wants to understand---people, history, motives, what really happened. Stories make the world go round. Every single address we visit has a tale of events and characters. . I want any visitor to this great island to come away with vivid memories of its colorful inhabitants--past and present.
I've traveled around the world with one small suitcase and I've lived in several countries. I took a swim north of the Arctic circle and I sailed the South China Sea. From Afghanistan to Zanzibar, from Ethiopia to Macao, from Haiti to Patagonia---I've relished the adventure.
In my professional life I gather facts, sort them, and decide what is relevant. Preparing for trial or writing my radio show--it's telling a story. New York City is a magnificent city of stories and I look forward to meeting you and telling you lots of them!

Credentials

I am a major fan of the great city of New York! Having been a featured guest on at least 50 radio shows, I am comfortable speaking to a group.
I am a published novelist and writer of true crime; I am also a licensed private detective. My background could be described as colorful as I still consider myself a journalist/broadcaster but I have a degree from Cordon Bleu in Rome and an advanced degree from the NY School of Interior Design. This means that I am interested in just about everything!

Restrictions

I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside museums.
I will not be your driver but can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for a car and driver.

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Clarissa M.

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Writers of Greenwich Village tour

 unrated

A walk to discover where the writers lived.

300 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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Love, Money, and Murder on the the Upper,...

 unrated

A tour of the "Gold Coast" through the eyes of a private eye!

625 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 hours

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A Taste of Television

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A tour of the NBC television studios and attending the taping of a,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours 30 min.

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Top to Tip Manhattan

 unrated

A driving tour of the island from north to south

900 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

4 hours

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Manhattan Midtown Meander

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A leisurely walk in midtown, mostly on world-famous Fifth Avenue.

275 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

1 hour

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