Max lives in Brooklyn near Prospect Park (his 585-acre “front yard”) with his wife, two kids (future NYC history buffs), and a lazy cat. Max enjoys travel, photography, reading, music, coffee, and has recently discovered a knack for cooking (his wife, Julia, was thrilled).
When not giving tours, she works as a muralist & painter in NYC & internationally. You can find her work in the Lower East Side, SoHo, East Harlem, Brooklyn; her mural painting has taken her all over Europe, the UK, Central America, the Caribbean & the Middle East.
Danielle’s art has been featured in art exhibitions and shows all around NYC. She also volunteers and participates in after-school and weekend art programs and loves to bring art to schools in every capacity when possible. She is also a yogi, a beach bum, & an avid reader – specifically any historical memoirs about NYC.
After high school, Ryan went on to study acting at New York University, dropped out to work at a sawmill in Montana, then eventually earned a B.A. in Writing from the Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado.
In 2009, he returned to New York City, and since, he has worked as an actor, handyman, audio technician, and of course, a sightseeing guide. In addition to currently working on a teaching certificate from Hunter College, Ryan has recently taken up drums, recording mash-ups, and has released two illustrated books, “The young dissenter’s handbook, vols. 1 and 2.”
Matt’s thirst for culture and entertainment drove him to the city after growing up outside Philadelphia and attending Ithaca College in upstate NY. Where else can you find top-shelf theater, world-class museums, eclectic music and exciting sports all in the same place on any given day? For Matt, New York City was always the answer.
Though Matt recently moved to Queens after living in Brooklyn for more than eight years, he still keeps it very Brooklyn in his spare time: searching for the perfect cold brewed iced coffee (even in the winter) and adding to his vinyl record collection.
He studied American History at Columbia University under Kenneth Jackson, one of the all time great historians of New York City. After college he worked in finance before heading back to school in Israel to study for an MA in Archeology from Bar Ilan University.
Jonathan currently guides tours in both New York and Israel, depending on the season. He loves exploring the city’s history, from the footprints of George Washington to Malcolm X, and discovering hidden gems from the best pizza slice to the coolest dive bar. He sees New York City as an endless playground of culture, history, and energy where every day seems to yield a new adventure.