Hi, I’m James

New York

Hi, I’m James

I’ve lived in New York for 37 years

I speak English and some Spanish

I am a Writer/Director/Producer/NYC Historian


Hey there! I'm James, your adventurous and curious local host in the one and only New York City. As a native New Yorker who grew up in a multi-generational household, I was steeped in the city's rich culture from an early age. This background fueled my passion for acting, writing, directing, and history. One of my proudest achievements is creating "Burning Gotham," an audio soap opera set in 1835 NYC, which was selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. I love starting my day with early museum visits, strolling through neighborhoods to admire the architecture, embarking on nature walks, sampling diverse cuisines, and catching live sports events. I know New York's neighborhoods like the back of my hand and am quite knowledgeable about the city's history, food culture, and hidden gems. Let's dive into the heart of NYC together and uncover its many wonders!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Scenic routes Wildlife Hikes Economic history Social history Architectural history Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Whiskey Third wave coffee Gin Local beers High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Alternative or underground culture Gourmet food Local speciality drinks Japanese sake Painting Sculpture Performance art Traditional art Digital art Folk art Contemporary art Art history Thrift stores Second-hand markets Specialty shops Bookstores Antique shops Landscape photography Action photography Food photography Commercial photography Night photography Nature photography Post-modern architecture Ethnic culture Classical music Jazz music Rock music Blues music Traditional music Hip-hop Greek revival, Italianate, Federal, Georgian

Experiences I love to host