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Posted: Dec 26, 2015 | 8:13 PM
by Jared Goldstein

New York City's 2015 Tourism Developments

2015 in NYC Attractions:

One World Observatory opens.

The newest Whitney Museum of American Art opening.

The suspension (closure?) of Carnegie Deli.

The new, 469th, Subway station, the Hudson Yards' new #7 terminus.

The East Village gas explosion.

The destruction of the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem.

Sea Glass Carousel in Battery Park.

Opening of Battery Park after years of renovation.  
Battery Park renamed The Battery to differentiate it from Battery Park City.

FAO Schwarz (and soon the Toys R Us flagship in Times Square) close.

The original Palm Steakhouse closed.

The expansion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, including new restrooms under the Manhattan Bridge part of it.

Thanks to my Tour Guide facebook friends for helping with these:

The new hit musical, "Hamilton."

New Rizzoli bookstore near Madison Square.

New pro sports team in the 5 boros: Islanders Hockey at Barclay's arena.

The openings of the Staten Island Museum in Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the National Lighthouse Museum at Lightouse Pointe.

The opening of the Kings Theater on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn - a restoration of one of the five "Wonder" theaters built by Loews that opened just before the Stock Market crash of 1929.

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Posted: Dec 6, 2015 | 4:13 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Rave feedback from a friends-and-family NYC tour in Dec 2015

"You were awesome!  Thank you so much for making our trip unforgettable!"

-P from Ky
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Posted: Dec 6, 2015 | 2:37 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Another rave about NYC Tour, Dec 2015

"Hi Jared. Was on the Kentucky 60th Birthday Tour with you Thursday! Great job!"


A walking tour through Central Park, then an NYC Bus, the Plaza Hotel, 5th Avenue's Department Store Holiday Windows, Rockefeller Center, New York Public Library, Grand Central, Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Bowling Green and the Charging Bull, Broadway, the Canyon of Heroes, the Statue of Liberty view, a subway, and an NYC Bus back to the hotel.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2015 | 2:23 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Happy St Nicholas Day 2015, the beginning of Santa's Season

Today is Santa Claus' 205th Birthday. 

We learn all about that on my NYC Santa Claus tour, "Santa Claus: the NYC Tour."
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Posted: Dec 6, 2015 | 2:03 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Feedback from a Tour Operator for a NYC Group's Tour

"[W]e enjoyed working with you ... and will keep you in mind for any future NYC tour."

This NYC Tour was for a group of African Students who competed in an academic contest.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2015 | 1:31 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Another Wedding Guests NYC Tour Rave

Occasionally, I do a tour for that time of the wedding between the nuptials and the cocktails while the newlyweds are getting their pictures taken. 
I step on a bus and take the guests around NYC for a tour for 60 to 90 minutes.  Here's a review of my November tour which took us from Central Park, past Lincoln Center, the Holiday windows of Fifth Ave, Grand Central, Times Square and Hell's Kitchen.

"[O]ur group absolutely RAVED about you!

Thank you for going above and beyond to give a truly memorable tour of New York to our families. I know everyone from the seasoned New Yorkers to the Texans learned something new and was thoroughly entertained."

-M, newlywed from CT

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Posted: Dec 2, 2015 | 4:31 PM
by Jared Goldstein

December 6th 2015 is Santa Claus' 215th Birthday

Santa Claus was invited to America to replace old St. Nick, the Dutch Sinterklaas on December 6th 1810, on St. Nicholas Day at the NY Historical Society.

December 6th - 25th 2015 is prime season for a New York City Santa Claus tour with Jared the NYC Tour Guide.
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Posted: Dec 2, 2015 | 4:26 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Brooklyn Event - Sat Dec 5th 2015  Saint Nicholas' Day Eve

As an exclusive provider of Santa Claus, the NYC Tour, I am interested in Nieuw Amsterdam / New Amsterdam and early American Santa Claus traditions.

This Saturday, December 5th 2015 join a celebration in the old Dutch colonial era Farmhouse, Wyckoff, to see a visit from Saint Nick, the Dutch Sinterklaas.

This is usually an annual event.

2015 info (same as above link): 

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