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Posted: Dec 27, 2016 | 9:35 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Kind email from a Happy Mother

"When I asked the girls what their favorite part of the trip was, they ALL said "the tour!"  They really liked that you made references to things that they were familiar with. We had an awesome trip--great weather, incredible shows and awesome food. [Mother] and the girls were very happy with your suggestion of Keen's for lunch--it was really good. If someone is looking for a recommendation for a restaurant after the theater, we ate at Da Rosina's Italian restaurant on 31st St., and it was great! Reasonable prices for NY, and the food was wonderful. 

Thanks again for a great tour!"

December 2016

I am so proud that my tour was the best part of their trip to New York City!

This was a very memorable tour for me, too.  

I knew it was going to go well, when, on a cold autumn day, the group of mothers and daughters all laid down for a fun picture at the Imagine Mosaic in Central Park's Strawberry Fields!  

We then appreciated the Christmas Holiday in midtown New York, visiting a couple of hotel lobbies' Christmas trees, Trump Tower and Ivanka's favorite Starbucks, the Tiffany Diamond, and the department stores' windows, especially Bergdoff Goodman's.  There was so much wonderment!  

The visit culminated at the renovated New York Public Library's Reading Room.  The girls were smelling the smell of the old books, and were posing in the phone booths.  We had a great experience looking at old city street maps in the Map Room, and we got to see the original Winnie the Pooh dolls.  

I will always remember this group when I visit the New York Public Library and Strawberry Fields.
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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 | 12:50 AM
by Jared Goldstein

An invite to Melbourne!  An email from a New York City tour guest about their private NYC tour

"Hi Jared
Many thanks for a great and informative tour today. Family really enjoyed it. If you come to Melbourne let me know. Stay safe and you and your family have a great festive season. Cheers . T-----

We had a wonderful day with three generations in a family seeing:
the New York Public Library;
Grand Central Terminal;
drinking some good New York Coffee (very important for Australians);
the World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial;
Staten Island Ferry for a Statue of Liberty view;
and Greenwich Village.

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Posted: Dec 14, 2016 | 12:03 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Chocolates and a kind note from a group Tour Operator

The holiday season is a great time to reflect on the year and reconnect with those who support us.

A valued Tour Operator from the western United States sent me chocolates, and these meaningful words:

"Thank you so much for sharing New York with our guests.  You are wonderful and great to work with."

Much Love,

[Tour Operator]

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Posted: Dec 14, 2016 | 11:58 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Kudos for my Santa Claus: the NYC Tour

"What a fun tour!"

On December 14th 2016 I led a Santa: the NYC Tour, which is based on historic facts about New York City's impact on Santa Claus, who was born here, transforming him from the Dutch St. Nicholas, Sinter Klaas.  We visit his birthplace, where he was seen, and where he was described in literature and illustration.  This was a walking tour of Lower Manhattan for a group of ten, but this tour can use a vehicle.
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Posted: Nov 27, 2016 | 6:50 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From a teacher about leading her students around NYC

"Thank you so much to Jared, the best NY tour guide! Knowledgable, interesting & funny, the pupils from [our school] absolutely loved him. He made the trip unforgettable & we are extremely grateful for everything that he did for us!" 

We experienced Central Park, Times Square, Subways, MTA buses, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, the Financial District, Federal Hall, the World Trade Center and its National 9/11 Memorial, Times Square, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, St Patrick's Cathedral, Holiday Window Displays, Trump Tower, Grand Central Terminal, and the Plaza Hotel.
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Posted: Nov 17, 2016 | 3:29 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Another thank you message from a happy Tour Operator

Thanks for the great guidance yesterday. It is really nice to hear our people mentioning how much they enjoyed the tour yesterday, warms my heart!

It means so much to me when Tour Operators share their guests' responses to my NYC step-on tours.  We combined a NYC 
bus tour with a meaningful walking tour of the World Trade Center's 9/11 Memorial and the dramatic new architecture of the redevelopment where Ground Zero was.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2016 | 4:39 PM
by Jared Goldstein

A rave message from a Tour Operator

It is so wonderful to hear from Tour Operators about my step on tours from their guests, but this client was aboard the bus, too!

"everyone loved you of course. Great information - I really enjoyed listening to you from the back of the bus ... "Crooklyn" - loved it! :-)  "

We saw Queens, Brooklyn (whose residents used to call it 'Crooklyn'), Manhattan, especially the World Trade Center and its 9/11 Memorial.
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Posted: Nov 15, 2016 | 4:35 PM
by Jared Goldstein

An email from a guest about our World Trade Center tour

"Dear Jared,

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with you 2 1/2 weeks ago ...  Thank you!

Kind regards, R------"

November 15th 2016.

We saw the World Trade Center and its 9/11 Memorial.  We covered the history from the Rockefeller's vision through the newest dramatic buildings.  We also experienced St Paul's Chapel, the Survivor Church.  We covered 250 years of history.
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Posted: Oct 30, 2016 | 8:04 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From a Tour Operator 

"Jared (NYC) – you did an incredible job in spite of the rain and traffic!  We would have never seen the 9/11 Memorial so thoroughly on our own."
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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 | 10:43 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Message from Adult Educational Tour company

"We love having you on our programs! Thank you for all the good work you do for us!"

What an honor, from a premier adult educational tour provider for their NYC walking tours for their cruise groups.

I developed a tour for them of the World Trade Center and its National 9/11 Memorial, and area architecture, including the Oculus, St Paul's Chapel, the Woolworth Building, New York City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, and St Peter's Church.  We see NYC architecture ranging from 250 years ago to the present.

We run this tour a few times a year for the past few years.

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