A New Service from Noshwalks!
- Does your business require knowledge of the layout of New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods?
- Are you involved with filming in New York City and need to find specialized
- Do you want a more personalized approach to ethnic food in New York City?
- Do you need assistance in writing, research, curriculum development, tour
planning or other projects that could benefit from expertise in New York City’s
- Are you interested in a lecture or slide show about ethnic food in New York City?
If the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then you should take advantage of the new Noshnews Consulting Service that advises individuals or businesses seeking to learn more about New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods. Services include writing, lectures, personal tours, introductions to neighborhood leaders and market owners, and whatever else my specific knowledge and talents can help you achieve.
I have been doing such consulting and speaking informally for a while. Here are some examples:
Kitchen Sisters, the producers of NPR’s 2004 series “Hidden Kitchens,” wanted to get insights on street food in New York City’s ethnic neighborhoods as part of a nationwide research project. I took them on tours of East Harlem and Sunset Park, two neighborhoods where we sampled many tastes not normally experienced by culinary tourists. (Click here to see their report)
Two entrepreneurs wanted to investigate several neighborhoods in New York City where the were considering launching a non-food business targeting immigrant clientele. They knew of several possible neighborhoods, but not where to begin, and they felt that they could get a better grasp of the target areas with the help of a knowledgeable guide. I put together a four-hour walking tour which covered two neighborhoods. The tour enabled them to get highly focused and nuanced insights that precisely met their needs. We also ate well! They eventually set up their business, drawing on some of the knowledge they gained through my input.
A consultant to a major U.S. food corporation contacted me about learning more of the ethnic beverages and snacks I’d mentioned in my book, Nosh New York. Her clients work in new product development and were interested in getting first-hand tastes of some of the more unusual items I’d described. Her clients were already coming to New York City for other business and the consultant wanted to put together a “mini-tour” that would introduce them We ultimately designed a visit to two Queens neighborhoods. The map I put together also included a glossary of the foods we sampled.
CityLore, a non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates urban cultural has hired me to lead specialized tours for teachers and to work on a curriculum project using walking tours as a learning experience in language arts, social studies and other disciplines on many learning levels.
For the Huntington Arts Council in Long Island, I developed a training presentation to teachers discussing how to use the urban neighborhood and food experience in the classroom, including the preparation of simple recipes that do not require cooking.
I have given lectures at Makor and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
How can I help YOU?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 212-222-2243