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Big Apple Greeter

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Address: 1 Centre Street, New York City, NY 10007
Phone Number: 212-669-8159
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Description: Since 1992, Big Apple Greeter has been pairing visitors with New York City...
Since 1992, Big Apple Greeter has been pairing visitors with New York City volunteer Greeters who explore the city together, free of charge, on foot or by public transportation. Warm and welcoming, a Greeter meets up to six people and shares his/her personal knowledge of New York City's culture, people and diverse neighborhoods. A Greeter is not a professional tour guide. Instead, a Greeter is a new friend who is ready to spend two-to-four hours sharing the city he/she knows and loves.
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Very disappointing

We've spent a 100 Dollars but haven't met a greeter. We haven't got any excuse, no information about an alternative date, just nothing. A waste of money. Yery disappointing.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Wolfgang H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've spent a 100 Dollars but haven't met a greeter. We haven't got any excuse, no information about an alternative date, just nothing. A waste of money. Yery disappointing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My tour guide Salvator was really good, he showed us the insides of Down Town. Really impressed by this initiative, would be great it this took off in the rest of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It turned out to be one of the most beautiful experiences! The greeter was fantastic. We really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit New York with somebody from the city. We learned history, art and architecture. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDBLE EXPERIENCE. Resulto una de las mejores experiencias. La greeter fue fantástica. realmente disfrutamos mucho visitar New York con alguien de la... More 

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I read about this service in a travel guide and I thought it sounded fun. I contacted Big Apple about a month before our trip. Then I contacted our greeter when we arrived. We made plans to meet and he took us on a great, relaxed walk through the Upper West Side. I recommend you allow at least 1/2 day.... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Big Apple Greeters are a must if you come to NY. Had a wander around Brooklyn and grabbed a pizza at the famous John s Pizzeria on Bleeker St with Jerry. What a fantastic service and a great individual. He really knows his history and has loads of local knowledge being a brooklyn local. I learnt loads and always had... More 

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Bristol
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was recommended this brilliant attraction by a friend. I applied to meet a greeter about 3 weeks before our visit. We have previously visited NYC and wanted to see something different. I was lucky enough to be allocated a greeter and we met our greeter as planned at our Hotel. Our greeter was Bob Posch and he was fantastic.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy the services of Jerry Rumain for a fascinating and fun day in NYC. Jerry met us at our hotel in Times Square showed us round the general area and filled us with facts and information. Then it was off on the subway to Greenwich Village and a marathon walk through NOHO, SOHO, Little Italy... More 

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Echuca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had an amazing greeter who showed us around the lower east side. His name was Arthur Zuckerman. He gave us a great deal of information and he made our 3 to 4 hr walk very enjoyable and entertaining. We were a family group with 4 adult children and they described our day as one of the highlights of our... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Greeters Choice and our guide Nancy was awesome! Personable, knowledgable and a wealth of information! Met us at our hotel, incorporated our requests into the tour and really opened our eyes to a side of NYC we would have otherwise missed. We had a walking tour down Central Park Ave- museums, historical homes, Central Park, FAO, trump, Plaza Hotel, Radio... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were delighted to find out we had been assigned a Greeter having heard great things about the service. We couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. Having communicated with Harriet beforehand and explained our interests, she had expertly tailored a tour which was perfect for us. We very much enjoyed our day with her and are very appreciative... More 

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