From the Web, reviews of my Lower East Side Heritages tour
Posted: Mar 3, 2019 | 10:26 PM
by Jared Goldstein
by a guest from Philadelphia
August 29, 2011
"Well worth the money!....the locals that were taking the tours with us said they had never been to most of those places, so that was really cool.
The Heritage Tour was ... very good. The tour guide Jared Goldstein was very knowledgeable about the different cultures in the city and their varied histories. We were able to try many different foods and visited a local market. Again, I like music history, so it was nice that Jared threw in some punk music history :) We ended with Chinatown and Little Italy, where we ended up staying and having a great lunch for cheap!
I would highly recommend ... the Heritage tour was much more informational and spanned all of New York's history. Awesome experience!"
And another Five Star review from a guest from Connecticut
Reviewed August 2, 2011
An amazing glimpse of NY's Lower East Side...
We booked a tour with Ja[red] Goldstein of [former client name redacted]. It was a fantastic glimpse into the lives of the Jewish, Italian and Chinese immigrants living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We walked and talked for almost three hours and stopped in many restaurants and stores for mini-visits and refreshments along the way. Jared pointed out lots of interesting places and shared many "inside" stories; he also shared additional suggestions if we wanted to extend the tour on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of NYC whether they are native New Yorkers, or not!
Here's a review that's funny to me, and instructive. It is five stars, but...
"Reviewed August 16, 2011
Great tour... with a lot of information and great guide...
I did 2 tours with [former client name redacted]. The first was the heritage tour on Lower East Side. It was a great tour with Jared Goldstein. He knew a lot about the history of LES and talked on and on constantly for 3.5 hours. It was a great tour, because it was a small group of 3. He took us to Katz Deli, some old knish shop, Economy Candy and a lot of other stores that I don't recall their names. He talked about the history about the development of the LES, Little Italy and Chinatown. It was a good experience. .....I wouldn't hesitate recommending [him]. Jared Goldstein is phenomenal in the amount of knowledge he knows and his ability to tell stories for so long."
I hope that since 2011, that I've learned to breath more and let things sink in more!