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Posted: Dec 10, 2018 | 1:25 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From a Tour Manager about my NYC shore excursion tours

Every year I lead tours for various Hudson River cruise companies' NYC shore excursions. 

I sometimes even narrate fall foliage tours up the Hudson River, but that's for another entry.  What a fascinating region with so much history and nature.

One Tour Director moved to another Cruise company and sent such a kind reply to me.

"miss your amazing tours of NYC! As ___ has said we don’t have any cruises going into NYC right now, but if anything changes we will definitely be in touch! ...

Looking forward to future opportunities of working with you!"


 
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Posted: Dec 9, 2018 | 3:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Another Ellis Island tour rave

"We all had a great time and enjoyed the tour a lot :)     "


Multigenerational Ellis Island tours for families are so meaningful.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2018 | 7:44 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From a family about our Ellis Island tour

"Thank you, Jared. We had a wonderful and very meaningful morning and we very much appreciate your guidance and patience."

Three generations, one family sharing Ellis Island together.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2018 | 6:26 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Review of my Metropolitan Museum of Art tour for families and kids

"We could not have been happier with our personalized family tour with Jared.

He customized our route exactly according to the interests and whims of our two boys ages 13 and 9 and my husband and I.

I explained our sons enjoyed Greek Mythology, have a limited knowledge of Impressionists and Renaissance but we hope to inspire a deeper appreciation for art in general. However, when they were enthralled with the Medieval art section, Jared was quick to adept and equally as knowledgeable and engaging for an area not on the list.

Jared was excellent at encouraging questions and leading where the interest lie.

He provided interesting back stories on the artists themselves and the message of the art itself. Exactly what we had hoped for.

When the boys weren't anywhere near ready to leave after 2.5 hours, we considered the [Metropolitan Museum of Art] tour a smashing success."

5 smiley faces
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Posted: Nov 18, 2018 | 6:16 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From a Tour Operator in the Plains

"Jared, I think everything went well, and I appreciate your help.  I have been bringing groups to New York for about 25 years and still really enjoy having a meet and greet for them both for the [NYC] tour on the way in and the help at the airport, both of which you did very well."
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Posted: Nov 5, 2018 | 9:50 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Testimonial from Social Media about our Ellis Island tour

Ellis Island tours are so meaningful. 

Acre for acre, Ellis Island is the most important place in American history, where 1/3 of us can trace at least one ancestor who passed through this immigration processing machine's 'golden doors' on the emigrants' way to becoming Americans, to build a nation.

This includes me, Jared the NYC Tour Guide! 

Thank you, Grandparents for taking the risk, making the sacrifices and the effort so that I can have a better life, much better than my second cousins who I never met, partly because most or all of them were exterminated during World War II.

My personal connection with Ellis Island is from a field trip that Mrs. Zaretsky or Zaretski organized, a hard hat tour of Ellis Island when it was a ruin in 1981. 

It was not a foregone conclusion that it would become a readily accessible museum.  Ten years later, thanks to the generosity of the children of the immigrants, like my parents, Ellis Island opened.  

Here is a rave for our  recent tour:

"B--- R------  recommends Jared the NYC Tour Guide.

My husband and I toured Ellis Island with Jared. He's a pleasure to be with and very informative. We look forward to taking another tour with him this spring!"


After our tour, we went on the behind-the-scenes hardhat tour of Ellis Island's haunting Hospital.  They are fundraising to open that safely to the public.  I plan to post pictures of this at http://facebook.com/JaredtheTourGuide


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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 | 9:31 PM
by Jared Goldstein

From an East Village visitor

Hi Jared,
....
I really enjoyed the tour and your willingness to adapt to suggestions on the fly. It was clear that you really are an NYC expert and you could handle any suggestion or question that we threw at you. I also know that KB really appreciated some of the historical insights that you shared during the tour.

I have left your business card with my AirBnb host and will be recommending you to any friends that visit NYC.

Thanks again and hopefully see you next time I visit NYC.

Cheers,
KM

We saw Kleindeutschland, St Mark's Place, the Jewish Lower East Side, Cooper Union, McSorley's, Tompkins Square Park, East Village Rock heritage, the site of CBGBs, Ukrainian heritage, and more.
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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 | 5:20 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Praise for East Village and Alphabet City tour

"Hey Jared! Thanks so much for today. We both really enjoyed it."

-Guests from Australia, Ireland, and Taiwan.

Went over geography and history and socioeconomics;
Rock history;
Street art;
Tompkins Square Park;
Puerto Rican heritage;
Affordable housing solutions;
Pop culture;
Local businesses;
Community Gardens;
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space;
Fillmore East; 
German roots;
Ukrainian heritage;
St Mark's Place;
Jewish heritage;
Cooper Union;
McSorley's;
CBGB.  
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Posted: Sep 24, 2018 | 10:27 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Message about Lower East Side tour

"Thank you so much Jared. We had a good time but more importantly learned so much about the immigrant history of the lower east side and US history from you."
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Posted: Sep 17, 2018 | 4:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Educational Tour Operator Praises my Catcher in the NYC walking tour

"Hi Jared

They loved the [Holden Caufield Catcher In the Rye] tour and they said you were great - so thank you very much."

Among the sights:  Grand Central, the nearly hidden, once popular Biltmore Clock*, Central Park, the Carousel, the Mall, and the American Museum of Natural History.

*The guard was kind to let us in.  He got such a kick out of me reading the relevant passage from the book.
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