Customized Tours

hether you have specific locations and sights in mind, or are just looking for a general introduction to New York, Jeff can customize private half-day and full-day tours for you, your family, or your group.  His guided tours via subway and foot through New York's varied and unique neighborhoods, will introduce you to the City’s history, and to the sights, foods, and photo opportunities that only come with a local's experience and knowledge.  And as you walk the City and chat, you will gain a more intimate appreciation of New York, and return home with a deeper understanding of how the City grew from a small Dutch trading post to become the financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world.

Come see the “Big Apple” through a native New Yorker's ​eyes​.  It will be a truly unforgettable experience.

"Jeff's very knowledgeable commentary on history and current changes was delightful." - Winnie & Donna | USA
"We so enjoyed Jeff’s insights into N.Y.  The tour was the highlight of our trip.” - Barb & Bob | New Zealand 
Jeff's knowledge and explanations about beautiful Manhattan was exceptional, helpful, and friendly.  Made me feel comfortable about exploring NY by ourselves afterwards."  - Sally & Brett | Australia 







"Our walk was invaluable to getting our bearings and tips on the best way to see sights and what not to miss.  A big thank you."  - John & Clare | UK
"Jeff's knowledge was key to our seeing a lot in a short space of time." - Stuart & Diane | UK
"Thank you, Jeff, for really enhancing our visit to NYC!"
- Jenny & David | Australia



Jeff Riback

Custom Private Touring
in New York City
Licensed Sightseeing Guide



eff Riback is a born and bred New Yorker, raised in Queens and now a long-term resident of Manhattan's Upper East Side.  Whether you’re visiting New York for the first or 15th time, Jeff is eager to share with you his love of the City, its history, and the ever-changing character of its many neighborhoods.  Jeff is a licensed and experienced sightseeing guide, and has earned an "exemplary" ​rating from​ the City’s Department of Consumer Affairs.  He is also a member of the Guides Association of New York City.   


Jeff hold’s a bachelor's degree, cum laude, in American History from Cornell, and a law degree from Vanderbilt. ​ He is a member of the bar in the State of New York, and is a ​former assistant general counsel for ​infrastructure and the environment at ​Con Edison, New York City's power utility, where he spent ​the better part of a long, successful, and satisfying legal career. 



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Ride across New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry, then walk up Broadway, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and through Brooklyn Heights

Boat, Broadway, Bridge, Brooklyn

19th Century Immigrant Life

Take a historical stroll from the Lower East Side to Greenwich Village

Manhattan's Un-Central Parks

Washington Square to the High Line (and green spaces


Lederhosen to Silk Stockings

Saunter around the edgy East Village and the elegant Upper East Side

A Queens Sampler

Flushing, Jackson Heights, and Elmhurst (the new New York Melting Pot)

From Shul to Cool

A walk through Hasidic and hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Lower Manhattan

Nieuwe Amsterdam to the New Republic