Andrew Gustafson

Vice President

Andrew loves sharing how the city works, especially its waterfront, industry, and infrastructure. Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Andrew studied history and geography as an undergraduate at Middlebury College and political geography at the University of Colorado-Boulder graduate school. In addition to developing and leading tours, he consults with cultural institutions on operations, interpretation, and accessibility, and he oversees knowledge management  for Turnstile, maintaining our archive, library, oral history collection, and blog. Andrew previously lived in Moscow and Irkutsk, Russia, where he studied and worked as a reporter, editor, and translator for a number of media outlets. After moving to New York, he worked at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a worldwide network of museums and historic sites that use difficult histories to promote positive social change, coordinating their programming in the former Soviet Union. Much of Andrew’s work focuses on the past and present of New York’s waterfront, and he is an avid shipspotter, birdwatcher, and paddler. He has led the research and development of the World War II tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and our tour programs at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Prospect Park. Andrew and Cindy were married in April 2014 at Williamsburg’s Most Holy Trinity-St. Mary Church, with food provided by street vendor Veronica’s Kitchen, and they are the proud parents of Salty. Andrew is a member of the New York Council Navy League, American Institute of Architects (Allied Member), and the US Naval Institute, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Street Vendor Project.

Brooklyn Army Terminal • Brooklyn Navy Yard • Food Cart Tours • Prospect Park • Harbor Tours • Public MarketsStudio