The Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency will be sending people out of their comfort zone and into adventures in cities around the country. Participants can win a fully customized travel experience by helping the Agency build a database of local culture, heritage and institutions across America.
Jonah Levy is the proprietor of this truck and Lead Agent, and he is uniquely qualified to run it: his family business provides tours of New York City, and he has worked there for nearly a decade. Jonah specializes in 100% customized private tours. Jonah’s general methods to arrange for an efficient and comfortable tour is to determine a few points of interest, get a sense of desired atmosphere and content and to discuss how they want to get around.
Jonah’s goal during EhL is to have people travel out of their comfort zone and into an adventure. At the moment, the Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency database is being built entirely from word-of-mouth. Mr. Levy has spent plenty of time Surfing on Couches–he doesn’t believe that this Planet is Lonely, and he certainly doesn’t need a Trip Advisor. He believes that humans love to help each other and are thrilled at any opportunity to offer up advice for a better, more exciting life. And, in this flat-world age of information, they can do so faster and more efficiently than ever.
And this is the first of the stories he hopes to create from his truck. This is the story of Julius and Leah, our travelers from Philadelphia, and the provider of our travel tips, who goes by a shadowy name – Señor Querida.
When it came to Julius and Leah, Jonah knew they were going to JACK, as well as St. Anne’s Warehouse, and were staying at his own apartment in Crown Heights. They were pretty high up on the scale of cultural appetite and adventurousness, and walking would be A-OK (especially considering they didn’t want to spend too much money on the subway).
With travel tips in hand from Señor Querida, Jonah, Julius and Leah embarked on the journey. Jonah was particularly happy to be on this journey as Querida was providing a big part of the tips! Jonah could, in a sense, sit back and enjoy the tour.
The first stop was the Brooklyn Museum where they spent plenty of time at the Kehinde Wiley and Judith Scott exhibits, as well as seeing Judy Chicago’s seminal feminist installation “Dinner Party”. They took the subway to Borough Hall and found their way to Montero’s, a salty dive bar two blocks from the East River.
Señor Querida tried to impress his Philadelphian friends with his research
“A short walk from the provisional home of St. Ann’s Warehouse is the Philadelphia Toboggan Company’s 1922 Carousel, an official national treasure, enveloped in a worthy transparent shelter by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel within the footprint of the glorious and free of charge Brooklyn Bridge Park. Seek out inventive design firm Doyle Partners’ engraving of the City of Brotherly Love’s name in the ground in rich typography. Steps away, the striking Tobacco Warehouse is under construction readying the future home of St. Anne’s Warehouse against one of the best vantage points for taking in the East River bridges and Manhattan.“
Those tips served as a great framework for exploring, including finding the 68 Jay Street bar appropriately warm and cheap after a long day walking alongside the East River.