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Posted: Jun 28, 2013 | 11:27 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Tour Operator Testimonial

"New York City with Jared"

Reviewed June 27, 2013

We were very pleased with our tour of New York City with Jared.

His knowledge of NYC, along with his personal experiences – and his great sense of humor – was a perfect combination for our group.

He was great to work with during the planning of our tour and created a day tailored especially for our group.

We received lots of positive feedback from our tour participants and will definitely book with Jared on our next NYC tour. As a group tour planner, I highly recommend Jared.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2013 | 11:02 AM
by Jared Goldstein

An amazing glimpse of NY's Lower East Side...” Testimonial

“An amazing glimpse of NY's Lower East Side...”

 Reviewed August 2, 2011 

We booked a tour with Jared Goldstein of NY Urban
Adventures. It was a fantastic glimpse into the lives of the Jewish, Italian and Chinese immigrants living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We walked and talked for almost three hours and stopped in many restaurants and stores for mini-visits and refreshments along the way. Jared pointed out lots of
interesting places and shared many "inside" stories; he also shared additional suggestions if we wanted to extend the tour on our own.

I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of NYC whether they are native New Yorkers, or not!


Visited August 2011

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Posted: Jun 28, 2013 | 10:57 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Letter from a happy visitor testimonial


"Hey Jared

Just a quick email to say a BIG thank you for giving me a fantastic tour of New York last week.  Am now back in the UK and boy I need to be back in the US.  ...

I had an amazing day with you ...!!! 

Take care and speak with you soon.

E***** F******
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Posted: Jun 28, 2013 | 9:54 AM
by Jared Goldstein

A Teacher and Curriculum Developer's Testimonial about Brooklyn Bridge tour for teachers

"Hello Jared,

Thank you for a wonderful tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, we all learned a great deal about the bridge’s importance not only to New York’s history, but the nation’s as well.

I know the group was very appreciative of your flexibility

- Teacher in charge of Florida school district's curriculum development

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 | 5:25 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Testimonial from German Guests

Wir waren bei Jared in sehr guten Händen. Wir waren eine Gruppe aus drei Gästen also sehr individuell. Jared hat uns neben den Sehenswürdigkeiten von New York auch die geschichtlichen Hintergründe auf einer lockeren und interessanten Art näher gebracht - ein Erlebnis! Sein Geheimtipp mit dem Blick auf 9/11 war sehr beeindruckend. Das Ende an der Brooklyn-Bridge kam viel zu schnell.

We were in good hands with Jared.  There were three guests, so it was individualized.  Jared brought us next to the sights of New York and the historical background on an informal and interesting way closer - an experience! His secret viewing area of the 9/11 Memorial (and World Trade Center) was very impressive. The end of the tour at the Brooklyn Bridge came much too quickly.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 | 5:08 PM
by Jared Goldstein

“make the most of your trip” - testimonial from Trip Advisor visitor

make the most of your trip

Reviewed June 27, 2013

Touring with Jared was the perfect way to make use of a small window of time in NYC.

My brother and I were interested in disparate topics (9/11, Jane Jacobs/urban planning), but Jared was able to combine them in a coherent, meaningful way so we could both see what we wanted.

Not only that, but he was really intuitive about picking up on what struck our fancy as the tour was occurring and making on-the-fly adjustments and additions so that the tour was truly custom-made for us.

It dawned on me later that much of what we saw and did Jared was probably doing for the umpteenth time, but you never would have guessed it, so fresh and enthusiastic was his attitude.  He truly loves the city and loves what he does, and he's funny, smart, and personable, so it was just such a positive way to make us feel like we did so much in what was only a short couple of days in NY.

Highly recommend, regardless of the size of your group, the amount of time you have, or what your interests are.

Visited June 2013

Reviewed by "tellyawhat," St Louis, MO

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 | 4:47 PM
by Jared Goldstein

"Thank You For Taking Such Good Care of My Clients" - Testimonial from Tour Operator

"Dear Jared,

... I can't thank you enough for your services.  ***** will certainly be in touch with you re future groups.  Thank you for taking such good care of my clients.  I greatly appreciate it.  Thank you.


****** *******
of an American-based private and custom tour operator

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Posted: Jun 26, 2013 | 12:23 AM
by Jared Goldstein

'We loved the tour and we loved Jared. We are definitely coming back and will be seeing Jared again!  Fun and entertainment for different ages.'  Testimonial

“New York Aficionado”

Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had a wonderful time New York City and we couldn't have done it without Jared the NYC Tour Guide. He was exactly what our group needed. He took our large group all over the city and provided a plethera of knowledge and information about the history of New York City.

As I said, we had a large group of all different ages and he provided fun and entertainment for all of us. He has a great personality and is very charismatic.

We loved the tour and we loved Jared. We are definitely coming back and will be seeing Jared again!

Thanks for a wonderful time. I would certainly recommend Jared.

Visited June 2013

From TripAdvisor Review by Teresa, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Posted: Jun 24, 2013 | 5:48 PM
by Jared Goldstein

June 24th - A New York City History Walking Tour

1975:  Over 100 die when an Eastern Airlines jet crashed while attempting to land at Kennedy Airport during a thunderstorm.

1987:  Brooklyn's Jackie Gleason, bus driver Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners, – died at 71.

Today his statue stands outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

I use this as an opportunity to thank our coach's bus driver.

I think the statue should be lit.

1993:  The FBI and the NYPD raided and stymied the Landmarks Plotters as they mixed up explosives for bomb making

This was four months after the WTC was bombed.

The Landmarks plot was replayed in the Mumbai attacks.

I lived down the block from one of the Plotters.

2011:  The New York State government ratified the same-sex marriage bill into law.

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Posted: Jun 23, 2013 | 6:56 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Testimonial from an Arts Tour Provider - Standing Ovations for Tour-leading Talents!

"Hi Jared,

We just wanted to let you know how much our two groups enjoyed your tour-leading talents!  The reviews are in and you got standing ovations!  We hope we can work together again in the future."

- A
n arts-focused Tour Company for adults
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