Michael Pellagatti

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Cities where he/she works: NEW YORK


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As a New York City sightseeing guide licensed by the NYC-Department of Consumer Affairs and presently one the youngest members in the Guides Association of NYC (GANYC); my areas of expertise are as follows:

• Lower Manhattan
• Radical/Counter-Cultural History
• Occupy Wall Street
• Five Points History
• The Lower East Side
• Greenwich Village
• Midtown
• The Brooklyn Bridge & The Brooklyn Waterfront (the earlier the better)

I can perform a comprehensive and informative walking tour in each specific area mentioned above; taking approximately three hours (factoring in break periods)

In addition, I also provide an All Day Package (8 hours) for those who wish to have a truly immersive and authentic New York City experience.

To be more specific regarding the All Day Package — I will meet you and the group that you are with in the morning at your hotel (or designated meeting space) and we will tour multiple areas, get some food, get some drinks (for folks 21-older) ride the subway, and meet some locals a long the way. The All Day Package is my undisputed authentic presentation to visitors who truly wish to know what it feels like for one to live in New York; as opposed to having the standard text-book tour experience, that visitors will seldom remember. You WILL remember this one!

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As a New York City sightseeing guide licensed by the NYC-Department of Consumer Affairs and presently one the youngest members in the Guides Association of NYC (GANYC); my areas of expertise are as follows:

• Lower Manhattan
• Radical/Counter-Cultural History
• Occupy Wall Street
• Five Points History
• The Lower East Side
• Greenwich Village
• Midtown
• The Brooklyn Bridge & The Brooklyn Waterfront (the earlier the better)

I can perform a comprehensive and informative walking tour in each specific area mentioned above; taking approximately three hours (factoring in break periods)

In addition, I also provide an All Day Package (8 hours) for those who wish to have a truly immersive and authentic New York City experience.

To be more specific regarding the All Day Package — I will meet you and the group that you are with in the morning at your hotel (or designated meeting space) and we will tour multiple areas, get some food, get some drinks (for folks 21-older) ride the subway, and meet some locals a long the way. The All Day Package is my undisputed authentic presentation to visitors who truly wish to know what it feels like for one to live in New York; as opposed to having the standard text-book tour experience, that visitors will seldom remember. You WILL remember this one!

Personal interests

I will use this as my BIOGRAPHY section.

I am originally from Jersey City, NJ (right across the Hudson River, opposite of Lower Manhattan) my paternal family has been in the area since 1896, having immigrated from Italy. My maternal family followed from Italy, about a decade later in 1907. In other words, I have some pretty deep-seated roots in this area going back to the late 19th and early 20th century.

Prior to my career as a New York sightseeing guide, in 2011 I hold fellowship with the original group of activists that camped out at Zuccotti Park and launched Occupy Wall Street. Having lived at the encampment and having been a part of the OWS-media team, I have met many wonderful and inspiring individuals from all backgrounds; and that was the point from of which (The City) opened its arms and really took me in.

After Occupy Wall Street, I spent two years traveling around the United States as a freelance photojournalist, covering movements, parades, and collective human interest stories. I was published by Huffington Post during this period.

In 2013, having returned to New York and looking for a steady job, I applied for my sightseeing guide license and scored 137/150 on my exam. Shortly after obtaining my license, I became a bus tour guide for Citysights-NY where I am still employed. (Hopefully my walking tours will enable me to take the next step in my career.) However in spite of obtaining my license, I continue to read and study about the institutional history of New York. I have read over 40 books, I have taken thousands upon thousands of footnotes, and probably spent near 10,000 hours over the past two and a half years, doing my absolute best to keep improving upon my craft. In February, I was admitted Into the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) and I am presently one of the youngest members at 27 years of age.

In between work, I still partake in freelance photojournalism. At least twice a month I provide a free virtual tour via a live webcast for those who have difficulty with their personal mobility. I am also a die hard New York Giants fan, I watch WWE, and I like to enjoy a good cigar once in awhile!

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I will use this as my BIOGRAPHY section.

I am originally from Jersey City, NJ (right across the Hudson River, opposite of Lower Manhattan) my paternal family has been in the area since 1896, having immigrated from Italy. My maternal family followed from Italy, about a decade later in 1907. In other words, I have some pretty deep-seated roots in this area going back to the late 19th and early 20th century.

Prior to my career as a New York sightseeing guide, in 2011 I hold fellowship with the original group of activists that camped out at Zuccotti Park and launched Occupy Wall Street. Having lived at the encampment and having been a part of the OWS-media team, I have met many wonderful and inspiring individuals from all backgrounds; and that was the point from of which (The City) opened its arms and really took me in.

After Occupy Wall Street, I spent two years traveling around the United States as a freelance photojournalist, covering movements, parades, and collective human interest stories. I was published by Huffington Post during this period.

In 2013, having returned to New York and looking for a steady job, I applied for my sightseeing guide license and scored 137/150 on my exam. Shortly after obtaining my license, I became a bus tour guide for Citysights-NY where I am still employed. (Hopefully my walking tours will enable me to take the next step in my career.) However in spite of obtaining my license, I continue to read and study about the institutional history of New York. I have read over 40 books, I have taken thousands upon thousands of footnotes, and probably spent near 10,000 hours over the past two and a half years, doing my absolute best to keep improving upon my craft. In February, I was admitted Into the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) and I am presently one of the youngest members at 27 years of age.

In between work, I still partake in freelance photojournalism. At least twice a month I provide a free virtual tour via a live webcast for those who have difficulty with their personal mobility. I am also a die hard New York Giants fan, I watch WWE, and I like to enjoy a good cigar once in awhile!




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Gender: Man

Experience: 5 years

Age: 31

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Minimum duration of the contract : 3 hours

Prices per hour

Of people Up to people Price hour
1 9 10 $
10 20 9 $

Price per day / person

People Day Price
1 1 80 $

Prices per groups

Hours Maximum number of people Price
8 20 1,500 $
8 2 150 $
8 5 375 $
8 10 750 $
8 1 80 $

Working hours

Day From To
Mon 9:00h 18:00h
Tue 8:00h 18:00h
Wed 9:00h 18:00h
Thu - -
Fri - -
Sat 9:00h 18:00h
Sun 9:00h 18:00h

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