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Posted: Dec 17, 2017 | 6:08 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Santa Claus NYC History Tour season

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Posted: Dec 17, 2017 | 6:00 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Five Star Review for NYC Tour

Five Stars

Reviewed August 4, 2016

Fantastic Private NYC Tour with Jared G.

Our family of four (including two teens) had never set foot in New York prior to our recent nine hour layover. ... it was an afternoon/evening layover ... so we arranged a private tour that covered the highlights of the city. Well, the limited highlights you can see in 5ish hours.

... our tour guide was truly superb! He completely customized the agenda and made adjustments as we went along to be sure we could visit our preferred areas/sights. He was incredibly knowledgeable and just plain fun to hang out with for the day.

Vacation time is truly precious and you'll be immensely gratified if you spend a portion of it with ... Jared G.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2017 | 5:35 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Wedding Tour leads to an Arthur Ave Little Italy tour

Hi Jared,

I hope this note finds you well!  

It has been about two years since we last spoke and since you led a private bus tour for my friends and family after my wedding. 

I am not kidding when I tell you that my family still talks about that tour - and it is usually my grandparents from the Bronx and Brooklyn that are the most complimentary of the experience.  Being New Yorkers themselves, they can be a tough crowd but you blew them away!

On a separate note, my mom is celebrating her ____ birthday this year and asked for a NYC "experience".  She has been on your tour, and taken a ... tour of Central Park, but I think she would really love a tour of Arthur Ave, or even Little Italy.  ...

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Posted: Nov 29, 2017 | 12:50 PM
by Jared Goldstein

High Line Sustainability tour for business client's client


Thank you for the [High Line's Sustainability] tour yesterday. ...

My client, ___, loved it and got a lot out of your knowledge and expertise about the HL (High Line).

I'll be in touch with you down the road about future possibilities with us.

This was a tour for a corporation's client.
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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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