Nice Gal of the Month for January: Dolores Hagen

Dolores Hagen of Aldie, VA is our "Nice Gal of the Month," and for good reason. The software test engineer ("I get to break software for a living," she says with glee) has been on three of our tours. Her favorite "eats" on the tours have been Molly's Cupcakes, which she notes, she's been to "tons of times." That, she said, "is the one that stuck with me." But, on second thought, "Artichoke pizza was awesome." OK, so that's the Greenwich Village tour. What about the Lower East Side, you ask? "If it was for the tour I just took, it would be a toss up between the dumplings (at Vanessa's) and Katz.  The dumplings are fab and a bargain, Katz is not a bargain but is way yummy and a New York institution," she said. On each tour, I try to offer up a fun fact and history.  Dolores said her favorite tidbit was the history of Economy Candy and that one of the reasons that it is so affordable is that the owners of the shop actually own the building. She said her biggest surprise on the tour was how "shocked" she was that she enjoyed the taste of the pickles from the Pickle Guys. Overall, her favorite thing about New York, and this she notes is a "really hard" question to answer, is how "nothing is ever the same, it is always fun, there are always fun surprises, great people, great shows, great food." She added, "Visiting NYC is like hanging out with an old friend, it doesn't matter how long you have been away there is still a connection and it is never boring! Sometimes the NYC weather sucks but other than that, I'm completely in love with the crazy city but don't think I could live there. It would overwhelm me." That's understandable. So who we ask is the nicest person she knows and why?  But, she can't say me! "Again...very difficult," she said.  "Kerry Babylon.  She is very considerate of others, an amazing friend that puts up with a lot of my crazy without snapping at me; awesome sense of humor. She is just plain sweet.  Soooooo much nicer than I am, heavens knows why she hangs out with me!" Oh c'mon Dolores! Nice Guy Tours loves hanging out with you!  

Dolores Hagen of Aldie, VA is our "Nice Gal of the Month," and for good reason. The software test engineer ("I get to break software for a living," she says with glee) has been on three of our tours.

Her favorite "eats" on the tours have been Molly's Cupcakes, which she notes, she's been to "tons of times." That, she said, "is the one that stuck with me." But, on second thought, "Artichoke pizza was awesome." OK, so that's the Greenwich Village tour. What about the Lower East Side, you ask?

"If it was for the tour I just took, it would be a toss up between the dumplings (at Vanessa's) and Katz.  The dumplings are fab and a bargain, Katz is not a bargain but is way yummy and a New York institution," she said.

On each tour, I try to offer up a fun fact and history.  Dolores said her favorite tidbit was the history of Economy Candy and that one of the reasons that it is so affordable is that the owners of the shop actually own the building.

She said her biggest surprise on the tour was how "shocked" she was that she enjoyed the taste of the pickles from the Pickle Guys. Overall, her favorite thing about New York, and this she notes is a "really hard" question to answer, is how "nothing is ever the same, it is always fun, there are always fun surprises, great people, great shows, great food."

She added, "Visiting NYC is like hanging out with an old friend, it doesn't matter how long you have been away there is still a connection and it is never boring! Sometimes the NYC weather sucks but other than that, I'm completely in love with the crazy city but don't think I could live there. It would overwhelm me."

That's understandable. So who we ask is the nicest person she knows and why?  But, she can't say me! "Again...very difficult," she said.  "Kerry Babylon.  She is very considerate of others, an amazing friend that puts up with a lot of my crazy without snapping at me; awesome sense of humor. She is just plain sweet.  Soooooo much nicer than I am, heavens knows why she hangs out with me!"

Oh c'mon Dolores! Nice Guy Tours loves hanging out with you!