Posted: May 22, 2017 | 1:54 PM
by Jared Goldstein
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'walking tour- Jared was awesome... so
knowledgeable and flexible to adjust the tour to our needs... he called
me on arrival to suggest some changes and also tell us that he would
prefer to do
the tour all on foot... since there was an inner city bike race that
day and had the entire center core of the city shut off so the bus would
not be able to get in... so we did the whole tour on foot and it was
fantastic... best walking tour I have ever had
in New York he even managed to get us into several buildings to talk
about the interiors as well. I would request him again if we ever take a
group back again'"
This ended up as a New York City Midtown Manhattan architectural tour for a college trip for Professors and students. NYC traffic conditions are dynamic, but I have resources to avoid some parades, protests, and festivals that can get us stuck in traffic.
I am glad the group was flexible about doing a walking tour in five nearby neighborhoods instead of sitting in a coach bus in traffic for hours. The original plan was to go to several neighborhoods, several miles away.
Posted: May 22, 2017 | 1:46 PM
by Jared Goldstein
The following are some kind words from the [school's] group leader.
walking tour was brilliant, Jared was really friendly, a true New
Yorker – loads to say! The kids loved him, and took lots of photos – he
pitched the talk at the right level and made it personal – he took the
time to ask the teachers about the kids before he talked with them, he
was interested to know what they were like. He was impressed by the
level of questions from the students – one child was really interested
in Judaism and the cultural areas in New York which he was happy to talk
about on to focus on with this student. ... – a big thank you to Jared!"
Note: The Jewish New York heritage content in my tour was in between tour spots, walking and talking to address this student's particular interest. I love keen interests, but I try to stay general for the whole group's part of the NYC walking tour.