Alan Cohen is passionate about New York City. Diverse neighborhoods, the food, public art, architecture, and cultural institutions are sources of endless delight and fascination for this native of Brooklyn and Manhattan resident. Walk almost anywhere and there are layers of history in front of you, if you know how to see what's there. Alan, a former psychologist and college professor, has been exploring those layers most of his adult life. For fun, he started giving tours of his favorite places to friends. He became a tour guide for the Central Park Conservancy and a licensed New York City sightseeing guide because he loves to share New York¹s beauty and its stories. Photo ops of New York iconic landmarks are fine. It's even more rewarding to know the stories behind them. Take a walk with Alan and learn why New York is the world’s most interesting city.

Alan's Expeditions

See why gorgeous views, beautiful homes, a cutting-edge theater and post-industrial chic make these neighborhoods my favorite haunting grounds. B Heights 2

Explore Expedition

Learn how Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, the NY Mets and Lucille Ball are all connected to this neighborhood.

Explore Expedition
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Andrea C.

Licensed Tour Guide
Brooklyn, NY

A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea Coyle is a Board Member & Education Committee Core Member of the Guides Association of NYC. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community activist, a preservationist, & a strong supporter of independent small businesses & manufacturers. She loves history, architecture, photography, trains, & food -- & being able to introduce her guests to places off the beaten path!