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Jonathan G.

New York, United States

Welcome to New York City! My name is Jonathan and I'd love to show you my NYC!

I have deep generational roots in New York City, mirroring the classic immigrant experience from Ellis Island to the Jewish Lower East Side. This background has inspired an ongoing quest for the best of the city past and present, from the suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge to the hot pastrami at Katz's deli. I moved from the depths of Jersey to Manhattan's Morningside Heights at age 18 for college.

I studied American and ancient Roman History at Columbia University under Kenneth Jackson, one of the all-time great historians of New York City. After college I worked for a few years in finance by Wall Street and in Midtown before heading back to school in Israel, where I earned an MA in Archeology from Bar Ilan University and got my start in tourism.

I currently guide tours in New York City. I love tracing the city's history, from the footprints of George Washington to those of Malcolm X, and exploring hidden gems from pizza slices to jazz clubs. I see New York City as an endless playground of culture, history, and energy where every day seems to yield a new adventure.

I would love to show you my favorite things about the greatest city in the world!


B.A. in history from Columbia University in the City of New York; M.A. in Archeology from Bar Ilan University; Tour guide certification in New York City; Tour guide certification in Israel.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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Tour of Colonial New Amsterdam


The Peopling of Manhattan Island

295 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island


The Modern Plymouth Rock

400 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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