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ABOUT
TELLTALE TOURS

We make history fun, exciting and applicable in 21st century NYC!! Through the art of storytelling, we'll explore 516 years of New York history with a focus on immigration, food and alcohol all while bringing strangers together from around the world.

Our Team

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Rory Lipede
(Founder/Operations 
Manager)

Rory’s experience as a NYC tour guide spans the better part over a decade and has helped cement her reputation as one of the most sought after tour guides in town. Indeed, Rory had the honor of being named one of New York’s top 8 tour guides. In light of her unwavering five-star reviews and status as a coveted gold star tour guide licensee with the city of New York, Rory is in high demand. Her exuberance, theatricality, passion and extensive knowledge of the city’s history speak for themselves. Rory continues to grow and foster relationships under the mentorship of many of the most renowned historians of NYC.

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Ryan

Armed with his tour guide background, training in musical theatre, and ability to soak up random history like a sponge, Ryan is excited to hit the streets with Telltale Tours! Originally from San Jose, California, and spending his college years in Miami, Florida, he has always felt the draw of New York City and its rich, vibrant, and oftentimes disturbing history. Come along and have some laughs and drinks soon!

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Kamala

Having earned a dual degree in performance and history, Kamala is excited to finally have a chance to put them both to use at once. Come out and hear about some facts they probably don't teach you in school and enjoy a few drinks along the way!

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Weaux

Weaux (pronounced "Woah!") is a half-Louisiana Creole, half-Mexican queer popstar, actor, and NYC history lover originally from Houston, Texas and now based in New York City. He loves connecting with new people from around the world, talking about all things NYC, and partying at the coolest spots in town!

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Kate

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Kate brings a taste of the heartland to NYC! As an actor, period piece lover, and one heck of a history nerd, she is ready to keep you entertained and teach you something new. And as they say, there’s always time for a cocktail!

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Anna

Anna Riggins. is a recent graduate from Boston University where she studied Theatre Arts. She has training in not only acting, but also producing, directing, and writing. 

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Arielle

From Hollywood to Broadway, Arielle’s ready to show you the secrets of NYC’s past and weigh in on which coast is superior (spoiler alert: New York is!). Actor by day, tour guide by night, she combines her love of storytelling, history, and cocktails to give you an unforgettable experience. Join her and get ready to booze, schmooze, and step back in time.

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Elaine

Originally from Long Island, with brief stops over in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Elaine Rita is excited to bring her diverse living and work experiences to the streets of New York City to talk all about the rich history of Manhattan (and other assorted boroughs)! In her spare time, Elaine Rita is a practicing social media manager, toy photographer, and has been working on returning to the world of stand-up comedy!

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