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As an undergraduate student at St. Joesph's College, Ryan was able to obtain his bachelors degree in education, while minoring in history. It was during this time that his passion for history, specifically New York City history began to fully develop. Upon graduating, Ryan began working as a New York City public school teacher and completing his masters degree in history at Queens College. As a graduate student, Ryan was able to merge his passion for music with New York City history with the completion of his masters thesis, which analyzed Punk Rock and the social factors that led to its creation and development in New York City. Ryan continues to work as a social studies teacher in New York City and enjoys experiencing all things the world has to offer through travel, culture, and shared experiences with new people.
David is a life-long New Yorker and a current PhD student at the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from Columbia University and a M.A. in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution. His academic specialities lie in indigenous and non-Western art, but he also has a deep fascination with and knowledge of the history of New York City, peppered with all the fun facts of a local. David has worked as an educator in both schools and museums and has published internationally about museum pedagogy. When not exploring museums, he enjoys a good book, skiing, and walking around his Brooklyn neighborhood.
Jonathan was born in New York City and has spent most of his life in and around the bustling metropolis he loves so deeply. He received his BFA from the City's most vibrant art school then left for a year to explore London and receive his MFA from that City's most dynamic art school. He returned to work in one of the most notable art galleries in town until his desire to tell stories and interact with those curious about New York's mysteries got the best of him. He has now been a local guide for nearly a decade and a half and would love to share some of his favorite tales with you.
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