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Rich Garr

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Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

  • Activities

    Bike Tour, Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    13 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Street / Art, Lower East Side

  • Licenses/Certifications

    Licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide

Guide Bio

Rich is a collage artist and NYC tour guide living in Brooklyn. His varied background reflects consistent interest in architecture and urban development, and the way in which people react to the world around them. He is a proud native of Cleveland, and a former student and teacher at the Cleveland Museum of Art. College studies let him to Fordham University in the Bronx, where he began incessant exploration of NYC. He returned to Cleveland to work as an artist and attend graduate school, where his thesis New Art in Old Buildings analyzed ways in which contemporary culture mingles with the past. Interest in museums (and his wife) led him back to New York, where he began work at the Brooklyn Museum. Freelance work as an artist educator followed, taking him to the Educational Alliance Art School; the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Kentler International Drawing Space; the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, and Turnstile Tours. He currently runs his own tours as Gotham SideWalks. While not exploring the streets of New York City with his new daughter, he divides time between creating and presenting tours and art.

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