Over 25 Years of Touring Experience
social and architectural historian, Justin Ferate is the
former Director of Adult Education
for New York's noted college, Cooper Union. In addition,
Justin was formerly the Director of Tour Services for Gray
Line New York.
Justin Ferate has been on the Board of Directors of
the Fine Arts Federation of New York City, the
National and Metropolitan chapters of the Victorian Society
and the NYC & Company Tour Guide Enhancement Program.
Justin Ferate is also active in numerous historic and
preservation societies. With a background in Urban and
History, Justin was awarded fellowships to study 19th
Century Architecture and Design in Philadelphia, Newport
Both nationally and internationally, journals, magazines,
radio and television presentations have reviewed tours
by Justin Ferate or have used his tours as a major source
of information for their presentations.
In a recent article, the New York Times described
Justin Ferate as "New York City’s revered
Tour Guide among Tour Guides.”
Among other awards, Justin Ferate was honored by the AAA
Guide to New York, which rated his tour of Grand Central
Terminal as the “Best Walking Tour” in
Recently, the Governor of New York State and the NY State
Tourism Council recognized Justin Ferate as New York’s “Most
Engaging Tour Guide”.
In 2003, the New York City Department of Consumer
Affairs selected Justin
Ferate to create the New
York City Professional Tour Guide Licensing Examination.
This is a required examination for anyone who conducts
in New York City.