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Posted: Sep 30, 2016 | 9:18 PM
by Jared Goldstein

message from a beloved NYC Tour Operator client

Subject:  Tours you did

Message:  Good afternoon Jared, I hope this email finds you well.

I just want to let you know that we got some really great feedback about you for a tour you did for the? _______ family on ____ __ & __  :) 

The exact words she used were “absolutely amazing,” and that’s saying a lot, because she is also a travel agent!

Keep doin’ what you’re doin’
and have a fantastic weekend!

Best regards,

_______  ________
Tour Operator Operations

sent Sept 30th 2016

We went to the Meatpacking District, the Highline, and Chelsea Market on one day.  On another day we experienced The Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, Chinatown, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, the 9/11 Memorial, Washington Square Arch, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square,  and the South Street Seaport.  We customized our NYC tour with a focus on art, architecture, walking, subways, and using a driver.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2016 | 1:35 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Review for a Lower Manhattan tour I did for a Tour Operator

Sometimes I lead walking tours for commercial walking tour companies.  Here is a five out of five star review I inspired for them over at TripAdvisor.

“Jared is an excellent tour guide!”

We have done a half dozen or more walking tours in NYC - enjoyed them all to some degree - and the Wall Street Walk with Jared was one of the best. Unlike all the others we've experienced, this company provided personal receivers so that everyone could hear the guide while he was walking, which gave him much more opportunity to point out interesting places and facts. Jared was well worth listening to - highly recommended!
Visited August 2016

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Posted: Sep 20, 2016 | 9:11 PM
by Jared Goldstein

2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Thank you to my guests for your five-star reviews, and thank you, Trip Advisor for honoring me with your 2016 Certificate of Excellence.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2016 | 9:01 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Christmas in Summer!  Time for a Santa Claus tour is coming soon.

It is still Summer for another day or so, but at Kmart on Astor Place in the East Village, it is Christmas season already as of September 20th 2016.

Which means that Santa Claus' New York City History Tour season is coming.  Santa Claus' birthday, St Nicholas Day, is December 6th.  NYC is the birthplace of Santa Claus and most of his legends, so this is a great place for a private customized Santa NYC History tour, by foot and subway, or with a driver.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2016 | 8:27 PM
by Jared Goldstein

Summer of Hamilton Tours

What a wonderful boon to history and historic walking tours of NYC: HAMILTON!

It is great to see how the show, HAMILTON: An American Musical has brought families together around American history.  There has never been anything like this.

It has been my pleasure to lead Alexander Hamilton walking tours of Downtown Lower Manhattan this summer, as well as a custom tour with a driver that included Hamilton Heights, Weehawken, New Jersey, where the Hamilton-Burr duel was waged, with the tour concluding in the colonial early American area around Wall Street where the American financial, government and legal systems were born.  The tours, all customized, have ranged from two to four hours, but we can go longer!

I integrate the musical a bit into my tours, but I'm still working on that!  It is hard to play the soundtrack while standing around or walking.  And it is hard to summarize the lyrics because they are so packed!

Most of the families on my Hamilton tours were going or recently went to the musical, but one family of fans was not able to get tickets, so their Hamilton tour was the next best thing.

I've been integrating Alexander Hamilton's remarkable life in New York City into my tours since around 2009, so it has been wonderful creating tours based around him. 

I have about 60 pages of material, including many illustrations, that support the tour.

Thank you, Lin-Manuel Miranda for making history come alive for new audiences, and making this history nerd's life as a Tour Guide more interesting!  And thank you, Alexander Hamilton, one of the first true Americans to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. 

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