Take a Tour With Me!
My credentials to do the tour are that I have been in the New York City taxi cab business on the streets of the Big Apple for thirty years. I know this city like the back of my hand.
In addition, I was in the United States Army Reserve for thirty years and served as a First Sergeant for 12 years. With that combination of taxi driver and soldier, you know you are going to be safe with me.
Many years ago I was also a byline reporter for the New York Times. Listen to some of the interviews I have done for the BBC.(http://gabbyattic.com/bbc) I also had my own show on BBC Upallnight.
I have been married to the same wonderful woman for 40 years and we have three great kids. We have just become grandparents for the firts time. One son is a Major and one son is a Captain in the United States Army. Our daughter is a reservist in a military history detachment. She has a Phd in military history. Obviously if your children are also coming on the tour, that is absolutely no problem. (I know how to adjust for them.)
If there is an elderly or handicapped person coming on the tour that will be no problem since I love old codgers and I intend to be one someday. I like old codgers.
The most popular vehicle tour I give is a full day exploration of Manhattan /Bronx. I pick you up at your hotel at 9:00 AM (I wear a United States Army baseball cap and you should be in front of the hotel).
If you are giving someone a tour as a gift, I will telephone that person (anyplace in the world) to announce how thoughtful you are.
We usually get back at about 4:00 PM. I say "usually" because if the traffic is tough and it takes longer, I don't quit until you have seen it all. I will even drop you off at a location other than your hotel.
Up to two people total is $476. Three is $576. Four is $676. Five is $776. Six is $976.
I also have an all day tour of Brooklyn which will knock your socks off. The prices are the same as the Manhattan /Bronx Tour and so is its length. You could book either tour or both.
There is a $100 surcharge per group for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and for any day from November 20 through January 3.
If you are pressed for time, I do offer a half day tour for the
Manhattan/Bronx tour or for the Brookln tour.
$276. Three people $376. Four people $476. Five people $576.
Six people $776.
For larger groups, I use a larger van. For much larger groups, a full size bus is used. Cost will be quoted. Just ask me.
Keep in mind that this is not just some quickie look at the city. We are going to go through all the ethnic areas like Chinatown, Little Italy, Black Harlem, and Spanish Harlem. We will also see the rich and the filthy rich. We go to Greenwich Village and Soho.
We will even go to the South Bronx and take a look at the most dangerous place in New York City.
While we are doing this, we will be also seeing all the standard sights like the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, the World Trade Center area and the Staten Island Ferry.
Besides just showing you the entire city I will explain to you how you can be in it and save a great deal of money.
For instance, I will teach you how to ride the buses and the subways. I want you to get the most for your money while you are here.
While we are going around, if you see something that interests you and you want to go in, no big deal. You will go in.
At one point during the day, we will stop for lunch and I can guarantee that it will be a neighborhood place where the real New Yorkers hang out. It will not be owned by my brother in law and it will only cost you a few dollars for the meal.
If you have any further questions, I want you to contact me. Should you want to book a date, I will let you know how you will be paying for all of this.
I really think it is a kick that you want to consider spending the day with me. I can promise you that it will be a day you will long remember. We will have a ball as I how you the city I love.
By the way….If you are in the mood to just shop until you drop and save a great deal of money on your purchases, I have a fantastic way to do it. Just take a look at shop.
You might want to consider the tour I give of New York City's other major borough Brooklyn. It is a most unusual way to spend a second day with me.
By the way, this is NOT how I drive.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COSTS OR THE TYPE OF TOURS, PLEASE GET BACK TO ME. DON'T JUST DISAPPEAR ON ME, NOW THAT WE KNOW EACH OTHER. I MAKE SOLUTIONS, NOT PROBLEMS.
By the way, to help you consider taking a tour with me, the first thing you should do is go to JOKES. Listen to them and see if you want to spend the day with me.
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