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Rich Garr

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Gotham SideWalks

  • Locations

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

  • Activities

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

  • Guiding Experience

    18 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Street / Art, Lower East Side

  • Licenses/Certifications

    Member of Guide association of NYC

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.

Gotham SideWalks

Gotham SideWalks runs creative, community-based walks and bike tours around Manhattan and Brooklyn. “SideWalks” stray off the beaten path of typical tourist traps, and are patronized by locals and visitors alike. While we occasionally host public tours, we specialize in customized cultural history experiences such as 'Street / Art, Lower East Side' and 'Bike Brooklyn Baseball'.

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