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Big Apple Greeter

1 Centre Street, New York City, NY 10007 (Financial District)
212-669-8159
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Ranked #49 of 526 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were in New York for four days and lucky to get a Big Apple Greeter at the first day of our visit. Our greeter was Joel Weiner who let us see New York through his eyes. Joel picked us up at our hotel at 10 a.m. and showed us us some of the famous sights but also hidden and... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Were recommended to do this by friends and very pleased we did. Great way to see parts of New York away from normal tourist attractions. Met by our greeter Alan at at hotel.He contacted us a few days prior and arranged to meet us at 9.45 and we had him until 1pm. Took us on the metro and showed us... More

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My sister and I spend a morning with Bonnie. She came to meet us in our hotel in Queens and then we visited the Financial District. It was a real pleasure to spend this day with her because she knows a lot about NYC’s history and we learned very much. I really recommend this opportunity to know more about this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were very lucky to have been chosen to have a Big Apple Greeter to show us around on our first full day in New York. Richard met us at our hotel in Midtown East and we walked to Grand Central Terminal via the lobby of the Chrysler Building. Richard explained something of the subway system and it set us... More

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had no idea that anything in New York would be free until a friend shared information about Big Apple Greeters. We arranged for a tour of the city's High Line, the park above the city, and were delighted with all of the information gained. Our tour guide, Joan Lurie, shared details of the architecture we viewed from the HighLine,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you want a local view and tour of New York with a resident who is generous, easy and fun to be with then you must try to book a Greeter. From being accepted for a greeter, communication was great and our greeter met us at our hotel. We went all over the city using the bus and subway (... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a lovely day with Phil. Learnt so must about NYC. He kindly met us at our accommodation. We walked the highline park, visiting art galleries on route. Stopped for a drink, before walking through Chelsea and Greenwich Village, stopping at a couple of lovely shops including a cheese shop. From there we had our first experience of the sub... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Hello Big Apple Greeter we only had 3days in New York but it was for us an unforgettable experience thanks to Big Apple Greeter, thanks Sy Lukin. he seen was not only the sights and gave us tips for New York, he brought us even in this short time the story and the history very close. at this point we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a travel counselor I have had alot of clients want the real NYC experience... this is one way to personalize your experience... must contact at least one month in advance. Friendly, incredible contact in New York City... made our vacation!

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I had a Big Apple Greeter today and it was fantastic. Not only did we meet a local who took us to some iconic sites but he personalised the tour to suit our family and taught us to use public transport too. Our kids were all smiles when we visited Dylan's Candy Store and FAO Schwarz Toy... More

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