Updated: Mar 28, 2020
For anyone looking to gain or expound an appreciation of the New York City skyline, Mr. Daniyel Hunt is The premier source of architectural history and enlightenment.
A lifelong and avid fan of the 1930's era, Daniyel is NYC's resident connoisseur of Art Deco architecture. I've never met anyone more passionate about architecture,nor anyone who could articulate the details so effortlessly as he does.
But that's not really why I'm writing this unsolicited recommendation. It's his gift and ability to make you feel like you're going on a trip with a friend.
The thing about Daniyel is that he is a diamond in the rough. Not only has he amassed an incredible amount of architectural knowledge and trivia, but Daniyel infuses his delivery of information with a healthy dose of entertainment!
Even the person who knows nothing about architecture, let alone knows what art Art Deco is, will leave with mind blown, having an entirely new appreciation for the majesty of Art Deco.
We met Daniyel by chance at Rockefeller Center when he was simply an elevator guide who led us to the top of 30 Rock. When we asked him a couple of questions about the skyline, he struck up a conversation and we were immediately entranced. He spent almost an hour with us describing not only architectural differences across the skyline,but also the untold stories behind each building - the politics and oh so many stories! I've never witnessed such display of passion for history and architecture!
Daniyel's unbridled love for life and history is also extremely unexpected. Especially for the jaded culture of stereotypical New Yorker. Daniyel is a genuine, sincere, ingratiating individual who is friendly, personable, spunky, and downright hilariously entertaining. We immediately loved Daniyel from the moment he started explaining what Art Deco was. By the time we left, we felt like we had known Daniyel for years and we became immediate friends.
Daniyel has a gift of literally transporting you to another world. If you are looking for a brilliant infusion of architectural knowledge and entertainment during visit to NYC, I HIGHLY recommend Art Deco Tours Of New York with Daniyel Hunt!
March 08, 2018
Christine Sander, Arizona
My daughters and I were completely mesmerized by this young man as he transported us thru time during our girls trip to the city. The details of historical events and wealth of fascinating information this young man had to offer is just incredible! Aside from not wanting our time to end with him, through out the entre tour you are treated as a VIP. And everyone that sees you on the tour wonders who you are as you are being given this amazing VIP treatment.... that's Daniyel, one of a kind 1st class.
April 11, 2019
Sherry Henderson- Heston, Indianapolis Indiana
Daniyel is an amazing, funny talented young man. He is very informative, charming and witty.He knows the City well. He can recommend where to go for the best meals, entertainment and off the beaten path sites. I highly recommend this young man for any tour you might want to take. He will leave you smiling and entertained!
April 19, 2019
Lori Wells, Hondo Texas
Daniyel is the best tour guide ever! Very Knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping you have the greatest experience on your visit. He recommended a great piano bar as well.
September 10, 2019