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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 #53 of 809 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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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a pleasure it was to join our Big Apple Greeter, Brent, as he explained the practicalities of using the subway system, the layout of the city and took us on a personal tour of the known and many less well known gems throughout NYC. Warm, friendly, and immensely knowledgeable, Brent and the Big Apple Greeter program was the perfect... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We contacted Big Apple Greeters several weeks before our trip & then found out a few weeks beforehand that we had been lucky enough to be allocated a volunteer. Bob contacted us by email prior to our visit to find out what we were interested in & arranged other things & sent us info, as well as the day he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We where met by Craig Dixon in our hotel lobby, He took us all around Central Park up to the Rockefeller Centre and Grand Central Station. Every step of the way was filled with facts and stories. I cannot recommend this service enough and Craig what a gent. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with him. If you are visiting New... More 

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Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had Paul show us his Brooklyn on the 30th of October. He met us at our hotel, showed us the subway and then led us around Brooklyn for a few hours. Such knowledge and it was great seeing another side of New York. It was interesting to see the houses and Paul's knowledge of the area was just great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a brilliant day with Roberta Weiss, our greeter on 27th October. She took us on a very informative trip round the Meatpacking District, along the High Line Park, and then for Dim Sum in China Town followed by ice cream in Little Italy! It was a perfect way to spend our first day in NYC! Would definitely recommend the... More 

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