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Resources for Tour Guides

by {ga=admin}, Jul 14, 2003
 

 

Texts

Blue Guide New York
General NYC guide
von Pressetin Wright; Miller and Seitz
W. W. Norto 2002.

A Possible Blue Guide Alternative: New York
General NYC guide
Christine Metzger
Konemann 2000

New York: A Guide to the Metropolis
Walking tours of New York City
Wolfe
McGraw-Hill 1994

NYC and Company Official NYC Guide
Obtainable at no cost from NYC & Company,810 Seventh Avenue

Start and Run a Profitable Tour Guiding Business
Another option is to borrow this, or a similar book, from the library.
Braidwood, Boyce & Cropp
Self-Counsel Press 2000


Websites

• NYC Department of Transportation
• NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority
• MTA Arts for Transit


Optional list of texts:

AIA Guide to NYC
Willensky & White
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 2000

Ethnic New York
This excellent text is currently out of print, but is available in lending libraries. Copies may be purchased via amazon.com and other used book sources (Ethnic histories, neighborhoods, food, and merchandise) This book can prove to be a valuable text for tours.
Leeds
Passport 1996

Manhattan,Block by Block: A Street Atlas
Tauranac
Tauranac Maps 2000

Great for tour routing.

The Food Lover's Guide to the Real New York
The Food Lover's Guide is out of print, but is available in libraries. Copies may be purchased via amazon.com and other used book sources.) Other sources may also be used. The examination asks a few questions about descriptions of popular ethnic foods.Alperson and Clifford
Prentice Hall 1987.

Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculptures
Out of print, but available via amazon.com and other used book sources.
Gayle & Cohen/ Prentice Hall
1988

The Street Book
Origin of Manhattan street names
Moscow
Fordham 1990.


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