‘Our Town New York’ is an award winning and three time nominated boutique private tour service originally founded in 2004 by James J. Smythe as ‘My Kind Of Town – New York.’ He created an outstanding private and personalized tour service which today has morphed into the sister company, ‘Our Town New York’. Under today’s leadership of John K. Bahr and Jerry Petrozelli the vision remains the same, to continue providing the best private tour company in New York City.
John K. Bahr is a native New Yorker, one of the two principals of Our Town New York and a Renaissance man with a gift for taking complex information and making it light, fun and entertaining. Over the past 40 years, John has lived in Manhattan and abroad with a wide range of experience in the media arts, advertising and culinary industry. John brings his broad knowledge and lifelong experience of New York City to his tours every day.
Jerry Petrozelli A native New Yorker, JP is a principal in NYC’S premiere luxury tour company Our Town New York, the successor to My Kind of Town NY. Between them, they have received multiple nominations and award as Best NYC Tour Company from the NYC Concierge Association. While licenced as a NYC Tour Guide, he is in truth a personification of the City itself. He is of and from it’s people, places, culture, cuisine, substance, secrets, grit and glory.
Christine Serio (Booking Office) is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience in the New York City luxury hotel industry. As a native New Yorker, Christine relishes the chance to help our guests experience all that New York City has to offer. Christine loves travel, dining and theatre and is happy to share her experiences and recommendations with you!
In order to truly enjoy New York City, it is helpful to begin your NYC visit by experiencing a tour with an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide. After one of our tours and for the remainder of your stay in NYC, you will feel comfortable and confident exploring New York City on your own, like a native New Yorker. We gladly offer our private tours in foreign languages too.