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Posted: Oct 27, 2017 | 9:33 PM
by Jared Goldstein

What a wonderful email from a family about their Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour

Dear Jared,
Thank you for a truly memorable tour of NYC--including Lady Liberty, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, and 911 Memorial. You made our day with
you an experience that was both educationally fascinating and FUN!!

Our children, although younger, still talk about our time with you and remember much of what you shared. To catch and keep the attention of
both young and old alike requires skill and character, and we feel you possess each of them in beautiful form.

We genuinely appreciated how you considered our input regarding pacing, timeline, and points of interest throughout the day. Spending a full day together could be overwhelming, but your thoughtfulness in taking necessary breaks and adjust pace to accommodate our family's needs made the day fabulous!

Jared, you are a gifted tour guide, one that NYC should be proud to call their own!

I am sharing below some photos of our lovely day with you.

Thank you again and many blessings to you!!

The _____ Family
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 | 7:43 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Continuing Education Museum Class Tours

"Thanks Jared!!  Great tour again!  I'll be in touch!"

I did two tours of Public Art in Lower Manhattan for an adult education class' trips to NYC.

Less than 90 minutes and we visited sculptures in the Financial District and the World Trade Center.  Abstract ones like those by Isamu Noguchi, Mark di Suvero, Louise Nevelson, duBuffet, and Fritz Koenig.  We also see more realistic ones by J. Seward Johnson, and the America's Response sculpture near the 9/11 Memorial, as well as a couple by John Quincy Adams Ward of George Washington and Integrity at the New York Stock Exchange.  We also experienced the Oculus building by Calatrava, and Federal Hall.

I wish we had time for the doors of Trinity Church, and the financial district sculptures of the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2017 | 7:28 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Hudson River Cruise Shore Excursion Operator likes my tours

"we have heard great reviews about the tours...! Things have been going quite smoothly this season."

Since 2008 have been providing tours for passengers of a river cruise company that provides bus tours for their local visitors.

We see the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, and various sights in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.  I step on their bus.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2017 | 11:05 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Tour Operator gets raves and will return

"Hi Jared

Great to see you on the weekend!  I will be sorting out my New York trips for 2018 in the coming month and will email you the dates as Soon as I have them so you can pen us in.

Great feedback from the tour – thanks!!"

(Tour Operator from a beloved nearby country that I have been providing tours for a couple of times a year for a few years)

We saw the World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the Oculus, the Charging Bull, Wall Street by MSO coach bus step-on, and a Central Park walking tour. 

Early October is a great time to visit NYC.  The leaves are just starting to turn in Central Park on the 7th.
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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 | 12:41 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Reviews of my NYC, American Museum of Natural History, and Ellis Island tours

Money Well Spent!

Took a private guided tour of the American Museum of Natural history with Jared and had a wonderful time. Jared was super friendly and extremely knowledgable and we would not have enjoyed the experience as much without him!

Reviewed August 11, 2017.

ellis island
Great guide for Ellis Island and you get insiders tips! We had 6 little kids and he found all of the right spots for us to make it easy.

reviewed mid Sept 2017.

Jared is AWESOME!

Jared is awesome. We had the entire family with 6 grandkids from 10 to 5 years old [at Ellis Island]. he did great job keeping their attention and personalizing the experience. I recommend highly.

reviewed mid Sept 2017.

Ellis Island and the best view on the boat!

Jared was great - he is funny in a very dry smart kind of way - perfect for the grownups and the kids. He kept the tour always interesting and knows exactly how to navigate the crowds, where to stand for the best view on the ferry, etc. He is solid and a great authentic choice. Our kids loved him and we think he is GREAT!!

reviewed Sept 17th 2017.

It is so wonderful that people take the time to share these reviews on social media.  You can see most of these reviews if you click on the link on the lower left corner of the home page of my site.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 | 7:07 PM
by Jared Goldstein

email from an adult tour group operator

"Ohh Jared, you are the greatest! Thanks for taking this [New York City group tour] too; we love to be able to communicate with the one and same tour guide in NYC.
Means a lot to us too."

This is from an adults tour operator that I've worked with for years.  I do airport transfers for them, then tour through New Jersey or Queens and Manhattan, including the 9/11 Memorial, the World Trade Center, and then step on the bus to tour along the Hudson River, the Highline, the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, Midtown, Columbus Circle, Central Park, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square.
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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 | 6:08 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Email comment from a student tour operator

"The groups love you - makes my job easier!!!"

I've worked with this student tour operator that brings in European groups since around 2014.

I try to make things easier for Tour Operators and keep the compliments coming from their groups.  My goal is for my clients to not need to look for another NYC tourist Guide, that they can be confident that their groups will return.

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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 | 7:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

A review in TripAdvisor about our two days in NYC

Five stars

Best way to explore NYC!
We spent a full day with Jared and had such a great time that we arranged another 2 hours the following day. We had a few specific things we wanted to see, but otherwise did a lot of ad hoc exploring, and Jared never missed a beat. Around every corner he had interesting stories to tell, and some of the places he took us wouldn't have even occurred to us to look for. Those ended up being some of the highlights of our trip!

All the great things other reviewers have said about Jared were absolutely true... knowledgeable, entertaining, patient, flexible, great with the kids, great photo suggestions. My kids say Jared is "funny and awesome," and the best part about touring with Jared was "everything!"

(This was a tour for 3 generations.  We saw and did

Grand Central
Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
The Charging Bull
The Fearless Girl
Federal Hall
Eataly gelato
World Trade Center.

We did not want to get too sad for the kids, so I helped develop the kids' interest in architectural photography, and they were quite good!

We took a local public bus through Chinatown to the Lower East Side
We experienced a local market and foodie destination  Essex Market
Then and old fashion candy store, Economy.
Finally, Jewish Deli pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs at Katz'.

For my Command performance: I showed them my picture album of the Brooklyn Bridge, and then they toured it and took their own pictures and videos.
Then we went to the  Flatiron Building, concluding at a Jewish soda shop from the 1920s, Eisenbergs.)

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Posted: Aug 21, 2017 | 7:50 PM
by Jared Goldstein

An Email about our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

I wanted to thank you for the terrific tour this morning. It was great to experience your wisdom and professionalism
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Posted: Aug 16, 2017 | 11:42 AM
by Jared Goldstein

A review from facebook

"We had so much fun that the kids asked to do another tour with Jared the next day. I could rave about Jared's endless knowledge about New York, his great sense of humor, and his ability to simultaneously corral and entertain 5 jet lagged family members (ages 9 to 68) for an entire
day.... but I think my 9 year old said it best: "Jared is awesome!""

We experienced:

Grand Central

The Subway

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I got them in better places on the lines or cues, and the best angles for pictures.

?The Charging Bull & Fearless Girl sculptures

Federal Hall

Great Eataly gelato for a break.

World Trade Center and its 9/11 Memorial

Architecture photography

A real city bus ride through Chinatown to the Jewish Lower East Side

The foodie and 'regular guy' local Essex Market

An old fashioned candy store

and Katz' Jewish style deli.

For my Command Performance:


I showed them examples of Brooklyn Bridge photography and paintings from my picture album, then we toured the Brooklyn Bridge

We experienced the Flatiron Building in Madison Square and

concluded at a Jewish style soda shop.

from http://facebook.com/JaredtheNYCTourGuide

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