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Phil D.

New York, NY, United States

Hi, I'm Phil, licensed to be a tourist guide by the City of New York's Department of Consumer Affairs and an active member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC).

I began my tourist guiding career to share my passion for the Big Apple with tourists and locals alike. You do not need to be an out-of-towner to enjoy the sights and stories that I will share with you. My walking tours offer something for everyone!

I have worked with tourist from around the world, those with special needs such as hearing and mobility problems, students and seniors and those in-between. My training as an actor allows me to enunciate and speak for all to understand.

I wanted to live in Greenwich Village since a young age. For 39 years I have lived, loved, laughed, and learned in this vibrant and colorful neighborhood! I like the Village because of its small-town atmosphere in a big city. With its irregular street plan, named streets, easy charm and human scale I find The Village comforting. After taking the Greenwich Village Walking Tour you will fall in love with it too!

I am a keen observer of details. I share what I have seen over the years and in the present moment on my Tours with a dash of humor and a splash of insight that can come only from a longtime resident. Please allow me to share with you New York City, the place that I call home. During all my tours, I will connect the sights with fun facts and fascinating tales, helping to create for you a rich experience of New York. I'm a good photographer, too; I can help you take memorable photographs of your visit to the Big Apple that you will want to share with others.

Come along with me, let's talk about and walk about New York. Take the Tour; Know More!

A Recent Review of this guide

Our family and friends group of seven people thoroughly enjoyed the tour with the 9/11 memorials and financial district with Phil. He made the effort to accommodate a change in our meeting place at the last moment and helped us get to our next tour on time. The tour was excellent. It included all of the areas of interest to us and more. The Eleven Tears 9/11 memorial was exquisite.
Betty Walsh

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• I am licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs to be a tourist guide in the Big Apple.

• I am an active member of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC).

• I enjoyed a 33-year career as a graphic designer and art director for NYC companies. I have a strong interest in art, architecture, and history, which are the focus of my Tours.

• I volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


I lead walking tours of New York City. Walking is not only the best exercise, it is also the best way to see the Big Apple. When transportation is needed the subway gets us where we want to go efficiently, inexpensively, and like a local.

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