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Jared Goldstein
GANYC Certified Guide
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Enthusiasm, stories, wonder, and great memories.

History! Architecture! Views! Energy! 

How we live here.

Experience it with Jared the NYC Tour Guide!





I love sharing New York City, my home since 1985.  That is the year I started touring as a volunteer, first for Columbia University, and then as a professionally licensed Tourguide since 2005. My favorite profession!  



I tour with individuals, small groups, large groups, schools, and seniors.  I assist with corporate events.  I love working on coach buses, vehicles, subways, ferries, and by foot.



I am a third and fourth generation New Yorker, hearing my parent's NYC stories and their NYC trivia facts as we commuted into New York City to their family-owned business.  They instilled in me great New York City love and pride.  This is reflected in my tours, which include a bit of my family's experiences, along with facts, stories, history, poetry, passion and humor along the way.



My life is woven into the fabric of this great city. I was employed at major New York corporations and institutions like the New York Times, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Reader's Digest and IBM.  I have worked in community organizing, training, and management consulting for affordable housing co-operatives with low-income families across the city. I helped a Chinatown Housing organization expand across New York City. I volunteered on the successful campaigns to revise the NYC Charter and to elect the first Dominican City Council Member in Washington Heights, as well as volunteering for the election of the Manhattan Borough President, and the first Public Advocate. I led the registration of 5000 voters at Columbia University and in nearby Harlem in English and Spanish. I was a community gardener in the East Village. These experiences enrich my tours with social and economic histories.



My tours are high-energy, personal, intense, fun, dramatic, passionate, tasty, smart, knowledgeable, and droll. My work is based on memory, reading, scholarship, other tours, documentaries, personal experience. I appreciate high culture, low-brow, and everything in between. I love history and pointing out ironies and poetry in meaning through space and time. My tours show an appreciation for the major monuments, the overlooked, the forgotten. The great figures from history and the regular guys and gals pop in and out, inspired by the streets, parks and buildings. I have a background in adult and adolescent training, so I have an appreciation for interaction and involvement with learning and memories. 



Thank you for considering me as your Tour Guide, and thank you for visiting my beloved New York City.



Jared the NYC Tour Guide Goldstein


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Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

These include:

  • Santa Claus, the NYC Tour
  • Community Gardens of the East Village.
  • Manhattan Step-on your coach bus
  • Manhattan sights orientation
  • Greenwich Village
  • The Financial District
  • Colonial History
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • The Seaport
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • DuMBO
  • Central Park

Contact me about other fascinating tours, topics, and themes:  1-917-533-1057

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Architectural Tours
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Dutch New Amsterdam
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Helicopter Tours
Immigrant Experience
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Olde New York
Private Tours
Revolutionary War
Secret Gardens of NYC
South Street Seaport
Student Tours
Taxi Tours
Times Square
Walking Tours

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