is a licensed tour guide and member of the Guides Association. He designs and leads walking tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn based on his long experience as a resident and advocate of New York City. His tours focus on architecture, art and artists, poets and writers, city parks, historic districts, and specific neighborhoods including Greenwich Village West and East, Washington Square, Chelsea, Rockefeller Center, Morningside Heights, Central Park, and the Upper East Side in Manhattan; Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Wallabout, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Green-wood, and Sunset Park in Brooklyn. Ron, a classics professor and Latin teacher, holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He is a specialist in travel literature, both classical and contemporary, and since 2015 he has been co-president of the New York Classical Club. He has been a Grand Central docent since 2013. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.