Jeff Dobbins is a tour guide and writer. Jeff has a decades-long career in New York's theater industry, working as a performer, writer, press representative for Broadway shows and manager of a Broadway Theater. He wrote five seasons of the Drama Desk Awards, collaborating with theater luminaries including Patti LuPone, Lily Tomlin, John Lithgow, Chita Rivera, Bernadette Peters, and Harvey Fierstein. Jeff has also written over 150 articles about NYC history and culture and created numerous specialized tours of the city.
Carl Raymond is a licensed New York City tour guide, writer, lecturer, museum educator and food historian. Passionate about New York City history, he has worked at the Merchant's House Museum and King Manor Museum in education and marketing. He speaks regularly on food and New York City history for organizations such as the Royal Oak Foundation, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the National Arts Club and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, a culinary history of the Gilded Age. www.carltalksandtours.com