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JoAnn Fynke

CEO and Co-Founder NYC
Founder –
NYC Licensed Guide

JoAnn is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Times Square/Theater District. While growing up, she was enmeshed in her family’s owned and operated Mayfair Hotel.  She learned early on her life’s passions would be art, travel and adventures! The hotel lobby doors opened onto the greatest stage of all, West 49th Street, located next door to the Eugene O’Neill Theater in the heart of Times Square. Right there, parading before her every night and day, was a never ending cast of characters.  St. Malachy’s church, Wallys & Joseph’s (Wallys) Restaurant, Madison Square Garden and the Brill Building, these were the local sets and backdrops to a real live stage. This is where it all began…has this sparked your interest in taking a tour with her?

JoAnn enjoyed a long career as a medical assistant until 1994.  Then wanting to pursue her lifelong passions, she became a “Globe Trotter” living and traveling extensively abroad in Paris, London, Greece and well beyond.  Her time there was spent exploring and absorbing Europe’s many repositories for art, diverse cultures and traditions. Upon returning to New York, JoAnn joined the staff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked for a decade under the Education department in Concerts & Lectures and Special Events.

Join JoAnn for your own adventure in the Big Apple! Yes, there are many stories to be told, treasures and gems to be discovered, characters to meet along the way and adventures to be had. When booking, begin with a Subway/intro tour. As part of this adventure, you will receive a “Subway” orientation and safety tips, explore beneath the City’s streets and learn the history of the MTA Subway system, all while enjoying a ride on the famed “A” train.  You may even be surprised to see how much art work has been created to make the rider’s experience more enjoyable! You will view the creative works by notable local artists such as:  Michele Brody, Tom Otterness, Andrea Dezso, as well as others.  Special tours have been created to give you the opportunity to Meet-the-Artist too.   As a former staff member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, JoAnn’s exclusive tours there will afford you an insider’s look at the treasured collections with her unique behind-the-scenes perspective that no other tour guide can provide. Day or Night tours are available… take a late evening tour to see a “festival of city lights”

B: (212) 995-8229 C: (646) 270-2675       Follow her on:  Instagram & offer unique adventures, creating memories to last a lifetime!

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Daniel Leiter

Co-Founder NYC Tours 2015
Founded New York New York Tours in 2001

Founded New York New York Tours in 2001 to provide quality all-inclusive tour packages to individuals and groups.

As a full service receptive tour company; Tour Management, Consultant, Escort, and Guide services are offered.
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