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James was very informative of the history of New York City, The Stock Exchange, and even had his own personal experiences to bring the facts of history to light. We stopped in front of the raging bull which was fun. James was very thoughtful and had us stop inside certain buildings during the walking tour to have us warm up a bit!
This is a great tour to do to learn about the facts behind the Financial Crisis. Jonathon our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Time well spent walking around and getting to know the district and its history.
It was nice to get to know about the history of the different parts of wall street. The guide was excellent being in first hand experience throughout his career in wall street.
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As a former Wall Street insider, Jon did a superb job of explaining the underlying causes of the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis which claimed many greedy as well as unwitting victims. His sense of humor, combined with simplified but detailed explanations of complex investment instruments such as CDOs and CDWs made the tour fascinating for the financially sophisticated and novices alike. Although I had enjoyed reading THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis and seeing the resulting movie several years ago, Jon's tour offered an excellent summary of the Wall Street failure for long-term retention. In addition to visiting the fabulous art museums and other well known attractions of New York City, I strongly recommend this easy walking tour by licensed guides who were once Wall Street insiders. By the way, the 2-hour walking tour ended conveniently within 2 or 3 blocks of the 9/11 National Memorial Museum, so plan accordingly if both of these subjects are of interest.
Mike did a great job! He was very well versed in all of the Wall Street financial crisis throughout the years as well as the history of New York City overall. He kept the tour interesting and was very personable. We would highly recommend this tour!
This was a fun and very informative tour. We had James and he kept it interesting for our two teenage sons as well as my husband who works in the banking industry. It truly appealed to all of us! It was a fantastic way to give our boys a lot of financial history from someone who ecpefienced it.
A tour done by a former financial expert who really gave us valuable insights into the walls of Wall Street. If you are into finance, that's the tour for you
This is a fantastic tour! The guide was knowledgeable about everything that happened during the financial crisis. In fact, he had previously worked on Wall Street as a bond trader so he really knew the ins and outs of how things work there. The most interesting thing was the history of the area. Did you know George Washington was sworn in as President there? The tour group was small so you could easily hear the leader and feel his passion for the area. I noticed other groups were about 3 times the size of ours. It was expensive, but we really felt we learned a lot and had a great experience on this tour.
This was the best thing we did in NY..
OUTSTANDING... James was fantastic...
the tour was so good the wives did not want to go
to the Yankee game as planned...they wanted lunch on Stone Street
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