New York Shitty:
Some might recall that not terribly long ago I was contacted by a very nice fellow named Geoff. He is not only a Greenpoint resident and school teacher (!), but he calls north Brooklyn history his hobby and to this end he has a web site and is publishing a book. Upon his applying for and receiving a tour guide license, Geoff was kind enough to invite me on a tour! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot.
Darn, that's a cute old pink house setback from the street! I hope it doesn't meet the wrecking ball...
Brownstoner Queens mentioned that our esteemed Queens Borough Historian also has a busy summer tour schedule.
Interestingly, he does not appear to hold a Sightseeing Guide license.