"I've been on the pub crawl more times than I can count. Over the years, the tours continue to evolve and every guide brings a unique blend of their own personal interests and storytelling techniques. As a result, each time I go I learn something new. The longer I live in New York City, the more the pub crawl gives me an appreciation of how the city's streets are secretly alive with stories."
Damn! Am I right? I mean, those are some seriously lovely words. We didn't pay him at all either! Nor is he drunk, being threatened with a weapon, or the subject of our secret blackmail campaign! (Yet!) He just wrote that. Free will intact! It's like my mother wrote it! Feedback like that makes our day but personally it makes me think about the importance of what we do.
Most of the time our primary concern is to entertain and enlighten those who come crawling with us. Second to that is information accuracy. Third through twelfth gets progressively more boring but all of it is in celebration of the history and literature of New York.
There's some pretty cool stuff that happened here in the last 300 years (specifically focusing on the late 1800's to mid-1900's) and no matter what craziness is going on in the world today, taking some pride in hearing and telling the stories of the giants whose shoulders we are standing on is a good thing I think. It's something we love, love to share, and hope to share with you.
Here are the voices of the Guides:
A bunch of readers and talkers writing with you, not at you.