‘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.’ James created an outstanding private and personalized tour service which today has morphed into the sister company, ‘Our Town New York’. James’ vision for the best private tour company in New York City has continued under the leadership of John K. Bahr and Jerry Petrozelli.
John K. Bahr is a native New Yorker and renaissance man with a gift for taking complex information and making it light, fun and entertaining. Over the past 35 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 decades experience of New York City to his tours every day.
Jerry Petrozelli was raised in Manhattan’s Little Italy, across the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ and has lived in many of New York City’s diverse neighborhoods. Jerry has been involved in the international and New York entertainment and retail industries for several decades. Jerry’s insight, easy approach and familiarity of New York City are just a few of the many highlights of his daily tours.
Christine Serio 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.
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