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Big Apple Greeter

Address: 1 Centre Street, New York City, NY 10007 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 212-669-8159
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Ranked #53 of 1,010 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Since 1992, Big Apple Greeter has been pairing visitors with New York City volunteer Greeters who...
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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.

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Bristol
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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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
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a walking tour with 'Michael. Gave us the history of lower Manhatten and had pizza at the iconic Joes Pizza. Saw and did thing we would not have experienced. Anyone going to NY should organise an apple greeter.

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Ubeda, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Two years ago we were lucky to meet Lewis Serra thanks to Big Apple Greeter. Not only we had an unforgettable walking tour from High Line Park, passing Greenwich Village and finishing in the Lower East Side, but in addition we learnt many interesting things about the daily life in NY, things you won't find in any guide. I keep... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Seeing the sights of a New York neighbourhood with a friendly local should be compulsory for all visitors! We signed up and were matched with Bonnie. How lucky! She took us on the subway and we toured lower Manhattan with her for several hours. We saw things we'd never have picked out or known about - and got lots of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our aim in requesting a Big Apple Greeter was to come to understand what makes New York City different from other cities. How do New Yorkers think and understand their city. Our experience met those expectations and then some. We walked the High Line and explored the Meat Packing district. It was a wonderful opportunity to sight see and chat... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Big Apple Greeter is an amazing organization! Even though we (my husband and I) planned our trip rather quickly we were very fortunate to be matched with a greeter, Jerry. We had email communication with him prior to our departure which added to the excitement of our trip. We arrived Saturday evening and at 10:00 a.m. the following morning we... More 

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