About Nicky
Nicky Shapiro is a writer, historian, and longtime East Village resident with generations of family history in Lower Manhattan. After a lifetime spent living amongst city legend and lore, he served as a public school teacher in Harlem, backpacked around the world for a year, and became an officially licensed New York City tour guide after realizing the power of great local guides through his travels. His endless curiosity for all things New York keeps him up to date with the city’s hottest restaurants, bars, and culture, and his boundless passion for history (which he studied at UC Berkeley) connects him with the city’s deep roots. Despite all his travels, no place inspires him more than New York, and he is honored to share the city’s past and present with visitors through engaging storytelling, meaningful conversation, and riveting anecdotes on each and every tour.
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