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Anyone can show you the Empire State Building and Times Square, but do you know why we call triangles "Squares" or why we say The Bronx? Let a native New Yorker show his city. Mysteries, histories, untruths and shenanigans will be revealed. Private...more
I travel a lot and have taken many tours. I think this was the best I've ever taken. Gary was an amazing storyteller. He brought his ipad and used visuals to enhance his stories even more. He knows so many facts about NY history, people,...More
Date of experience: July 2019
nycmovieplace, Owner at New York Tours by Gary, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019
You and your son where a pleasure to take on a tour. Any guide would be lucky to show you around. Thank you again.
I'm not sure what the rave reviews are about. We have the same tour guide. True Gary is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subway history in NY and shared very interesting facts. The tour starts at the Brooklyn Bridge. He shows the 115 year...More
Date of experience: April 2019
nycmovieplace, Owner at New York Tours by Gary, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019
I am sorry that you did not appreciate the tour. But when did you take this tour? Was it a large group tour? If so then this review is not about the private tours offered here. The large group tour is sold else where and...More
Gary was a tremendous guide and a wealth of knowledge. His knowledge and the pace at which he shared was perfect. the photos coupled with what you were looking at right in front of you gave not only a history lesson but in some way...More
I met Gary, a NYC-certified guide, at the City Hall subway station, next to the entry to the station, also next to the David Dinkins building. I purchased the “Underground Subway” tour. The station itself is an exquisite design in ceramic tile.
I immediately found...More
We paid Gary unproven in advance via Paypal, so we did not have to deal with cash. Meeting point easy to find, super punctual. Gary showed us the Metro with a passion - history not too much, just right. Extraordinary stories, architecture, hidden stations, art...More
Gary gave us an insightful, historical, and entertaining tour of the Brooklyn Bridge. The stories and facts resonated throughout our visit to New York - and they made other sites, plaques, place names more meaningful. The DUMBO portion of the tour was fascinating - newer...More
I have been to Central Park many times before but this time… I learned that there was so much I didn’t really know about the park. Gary explained everything from original city conception, landscaping, why there are walkways to nowhere to the weekly theatre softball...More
Gary’s passion for New York and the subway system shines through on this tour. We went over a lot of information including the why, where and who made the NY Subway what it is today. Armed with pictures from the past and a wealth of...More
Gary gave huge insight, information and history of the subway system. He has a great personality and makes it a lot fun even for a 14 year old. Lots of fun stories mixed in. I highly recommend it! Thanks for a great tour, Gary!
ToursByGary, Owner at New York Tours by Gary, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018
Thank you for your kind words! You 3 were a great group to be with. Thank you again.
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.