About Us

About Our Approach

Big Is Not Always Better.

In a break with Conventional Wisdom, NY Tour Monkey is fighting the urge to grow bigger. We have recently removed all our public tours (except the Hamilton Tour which rocks) to concentrate solely on Private, Custom and Corporate customers. We have found our clients demand the personal insight and service that only a small organization can provide.

If you would like to experience what this “smallness” has to offer please contact us about your next tour.

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
Gilbert K. Chesterton



I'm a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, raised in “Da Bronx” and settled in Manhattan. I've spent most of my working life as a "Mad Man" and a "Master of the Universe" which has has cultivated a passion for this island and it’s history. “I love figuring out who the client is and finding at least one thing in NYC to blow their mind with.”


Trdv Owl EyesReview Quotes

Have you ever wished you could go for a walk with your really smart uncle who knows everything there is to know about New York City, everything you want to know about its history, and keep you interested during the walk with lots of little tidbits of facts along the way? If so, book this tour with Jared and Chazz!

Chazz was engaging, funny, nerdy and a delight to listen to. We had a great time...

I will add that Jared did make the children feel involved and they were genuinely having fun on this tour.

Chazz had PIZAZZ... he was very friendly, personable, funny, & so knowledgeable with his many years in the stock market as well as extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods & their history & hidden gems. He added so much to the tour with his experience that money can't buy.

With out of town guests who have visited often, my husband and I looked for something unique we could do in the city. We enjoyed it just as much as our guests and plan to take some of Jared's other New York tours in the near future!