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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 #47 of 531 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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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Have used Big Apple Greeter twice and I highly recommend it. I have been to New York before but my friend had not. She found that our tour of the Lower East Side was the highlight of our trip, and so did I. Our guide, Arthur, really knew the area and was friendly, good humoured and obviously enjoyed his volunteer... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our Greeter, Clyde, took us to places we never would have thought of, and showed us parts of Brooklyn that proved fascinating. Greeters are a wonderful way to feel comfortable in NYC ( we went on the MTA with Clyde) and sought his advice on how much could be accomplished in 4 days. Free of charge however you can give... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I was so lucky to get Ross as my Big Apple Greeter to show me and tell me about the history of his Brooklyn neighbourhood. It was possibly the best part of my first trip to New York, within a short time I felt like I was spending time with a friend who was welcoming me to his city. Thank... More

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Malta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Me and my mother applied to get a Big Apple Greater well in time before our trip. A few weeks a head we had the great news that Gordon Suber had chosen to be our guide. We met Godron mid morning and he told us how to get around the city using busses and the train ( locals don´t say... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Upon confirmation by e-mail by by the Big Apple greeters that they would try to find us a Brooklyn tour guide, we met Chaffin on 27 Sept. He took us around streets and places in Brooklyn we would never have detected on our own. His knowledge and the humorous way in which he related to us the many faces of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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