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When people ask if I'm a Native New Yorker, I tell them that Dad was from Brooklyn, so I claim rights. I grew up in New Jersey and moved into the city after college. I've been showing visitors around the city on a regular basis since 2003. I love to travel, and enjoy meeting other travelers.
Ross Is Great For
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers
My Name is Mei, I'm a Travel agent myself, and I love to explore all different place, learn different cultural, and I'm travel a lot myself. New York is always the city I love, and It's my home when I tired of elsewhere. New York has everything, you need at least one good meal when you travel, I will show you some goods and authentic places that I usually goes, without overcrowded and "fake rating" places, and I also know some truly trendy places with soul.
Mei Is Great For
Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers
My name is Mark, I am originally from Massachusetts and moved to and made NYC home 2 years ago. I have lived in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. I work in a medical office as well as work in real estate. In my 2 years living in the city, I have had an amazing time exploring this great city and everything that it has to offer. I have enjoyed all the restaurants (and trying new foods), exploring the amazing sites (empire state bldg, statue of liberty, ground zero, museums, central park, times square, top of the rocks; to name a few), took an amazing boat tour around the city, took a trip on horse and carriage through central park, attended Broadway and off Broadway plays! Its been an amazing 2 years and still discover new and exciting things everyday! I am Adventerous and love trying new things! and love meeting new people!
Mark Is Great For
Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegetarians
I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Denise. Ahead of my trip to the Big Apple, I had told Denise briefly about my interests and I just want to say that she exceeded my expectations! Testament of that? Well, we extended our tour by three additional hours! Denise brought me to shops that I wouldn't have noticed if I had walked around on my own. Best of all, I scored some really fantastic buys in the process. Denise is warm, funny and the conversation never stopped flowing. I would definitely call upon her again if need be when I am next in NYC. Thanks, Denise!
I have just returned to the UK from a 2 week business trip to the States. Starting in San Francisco then on to Chicago and finally New York. The 1st two destinations my feet didn't touch the ground but I found myself with a bit of spare time in New York. I've never been before and I was travelling alone and, because we are just opening a new office in NY, I had no work colleagues to meet up with either. I thought it would be a good idea to find a local tour guide as I found myself with a completely free Sunday. I Google'd (as you do) and City Unscripted came up. With little hope of getting anything (it was Saturday afternoon) I emailed the contact. I received a very quick response. They were very honest in saying that it was very late notice but they would see if any of the NY guides were available. I was very fortunate to then receive confirmation that Denise was available for a 3 hour walking tour on the Sunday. A few questions are asked about you and what you would like to see and do and also your preferences. I was very clear that I wanted to do an architecture tour (I love art deco and was really keen to see all the 1920's and 1930's buildings in the city). Denise was amazing as this is a passion of hers as well. She took me on an amazing walking tour of the best buildings, most of which I would never have thought to visit without her inside knowledge. We did some of the absolute musts such as Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building but she also showed me some total gems. The Fred French building was, I think, my favourite and a must see if you love Art Deco buildings. Denise's knowledge was fantastic. She helped me to understand so much more about this amazing city. We were too late to get into the Library but I returned the following day and that, too, was a great treat. Whilst walking to a meeting I also got to see the iconic Flat Iron Building. Having the tour with Denise gave me the confidence to have a wander around on my own. Despite some great tips on how to navigate the grid system I still kept turning right instead of left but my sense of direction has always been appalling! To sum up, this was a brilliant way to see NY and I would definitely recommend City Unscripted based on my personal experience.
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