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Matthew Baker

Matthew is the quintessential New York immigrant. Not from another nation but from the farmlands of Missouri (another world!). At the age of eighteen he came to New York to seek fame and fortune in the arts and immediately fell in love with the city. Now he shares that love with visitors, having earned his spurs on the double-decker tour buses and then progressed to walking tours, private tours, student and senior groups, etc.

Before discovering the wonderful world of tourism, Matthew worked in many of the performing arts, earning an income in the theatre, movies, music, and even magic. He has also held jobs in such varied and famous establishments as Saks Fifth Avenue , the New York Public Library, and FAO Schwarz. Astoria, Queens, the multi-faceted neighborhood of Greek bakeries, old-time movie studios, and young artists, has been Matthew’s home for nearly all of the 15 years he has been in the city and it is where he and his wife, Laurie, are proudly raising their daughter, Vivien.