Many, many, many moons have passed since the New York Times write-up and I’m still getting in requests for walks from one or two people, none of them for the same day. Sorry. I don’t do walks each and every day, and I never have — if I’m leading a tour on a Wednesday it’s because some group or high roller has arranged it.
If people want to shell out the big bucks, like Sam Spade my services can be bought.
Tours where anyone can show up with three hours and $20 to burn will resume after Thanksgiving/Xmas/rainy season runs the course. At the moment, I’m thinking about doing a Just Show Up tour maybe once a month, beginning in April or May.
And of course any groups by appointment that pop up can go almost any time — you could even do one in a raging monsoon, although I don’t advise it.
Photo below: me in Union Square backed up by the St. Francis Hotel: