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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 nice experience!

We are lucky to have a greeter ( I heard that not everybody is lucky to get one). Our greeter was Mr Donald Rogers. A very-very nice man and very knowldgeable as he lived in New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I booked with BAG months before our trip. I received an email with how the process works. Also received another email 2 weeks before the trip! Yay! We dedicated a 6 hour time slot for the event. For two days before the scheduled tour, I was fervently checking my phone, messages and email and calling my hotel about any messages.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are lucky to have a greeter ( I heard that not everybody is lucky to get one). Our greeter was Mr Donald Rogers. A very-very nice man and very knowldgeable as he lived in New York for more than 40 years already! It was great to have a local newyorker to show us around. We miss New York and... More 

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Palmwoods, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We were very thankful that we were assigned Amy as our greeter, who was mindful of my restricted capacity to walk long distances in one stretch; the legacy of a long sporting career. Amy met us at our hotel & we then proceeded to discussed what we would like to do/see before setting off. Once this was decided, we bought... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Last week my husband and I were in New York and were fortunate enough to snag a Greeter Tour. We met Richard and his friend Ethan at our hotel and we were off. We started up fifth Ave, with expanations on the way. Stopped in at Tiffany's to see the huge diamond and looked in the windows at the expensive... More 

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leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had requested a New York greeter before I went to NY and was paired up with a lady called Ann, from the moment she came to the hotel to meet me to when we parted, I found her so informative and good company. She took me around Central park as I had requested that I would love to see... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My husband is a Big Apple Greeter. He has had wonderful experiences with people who have used this service. It is a great way to get oriented to the city. It is a free voluntary service. If you like it and enjoy your experience you are then invited to make a voluntary donation to keep the organization afloat. Those that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a great day with our Greeter Ron. He asked us beforehand what we had already seen and what we would be interested in visiting so he planned the tour according to our needs. He gave us so many information and we visited non touristic neighbourhoods which was something that we really liked it. We will definitely book with... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our Big Apple Greeter was Fran, originally from Liverpool but now a Greenwich Village native. She was extremely proud of her "nabe" and took us to many interesting places culminating in her fave seafood restaurant Fish in Bleeker Street where we had the most amazing clam chowder and lobster rolls. If all the other greeters are as warm and friendly... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Aracy met us in our hotel reception and gave us a short introduction to New York. She then took us on the subway, having organised our metrocards first. She showed us around some iconic landmarks, Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Centre, 5th Avenue and finally Central Park. She told us such interesting facts and pointed out things we would... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We met Bill in our hotel lobby & had the best time, spending most of the day together. The scheme matches your interests so we found it easy to get along. Our choice was Greenwich Village. We took the subway there & then walked 22000 steps taking in The Meatpacking District, Soho, Little Italy (where we stopped for gelato of... More 

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Address: 1 Centre Street, New York City, NY 10007
Phone Number: 212-669-8159
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan

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