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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 #54 of 512 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 July 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to get Sam, a greeter with an insane amount of NYC historical and neighbourhood knowledge. He could take us down any rabbit hole of history - extremely personalised.

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were lucky enough to go to Coney Island with our Big Apple Greeter Dan. He introduced us to the subway and made our journey easy while giving us an interesting description of the districts we were travelling through. This continued when we arrived at our destination and learnt all about Coney Island and its history, walked the Boardwalk, experienced... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had the most wonderful introduction to New York City thanks to our Big Apple Greeter. We visited places we would never have thought of, his knowledge of the history of NYC was broad and interesting. He gave us tips on where to go and what to do once we were on our own. We would definitely recommend Big Apple... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had a wonderful introduction to New York. Fortunately my greeter - Megan Cogswell- met me on my first full day in NY. Megan is a vibrant, intelligent and committed New Yorker. She walked me to a standstill pointing out some outstanding features of the wonderful city of Ny. My four hour experience with Megan set me up for a... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had the pleasure to get a greeter and it was amazing. The get to know the city from the inside with all the small details to the old history. They are very kind and took the best care of us. You get so much more out of the trip. And don’t even try to compare this with and regular... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is an amazing service !! I had applied about 6 weeks in advance of our trip to New York, about 10 days before we left on our trip we were advised we were lucky enough to have a greeter to guide us through our chosen destination of Brooklyn. We had brief email correspondence with our amazing greeter Clyde Turner... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I had a Big Apple Greeter in May 2014 and it was an amazing experience. Rita was our Greeter and she was warm and welcoming straight away. Rita's knowledge of New York City was remarkable and we both learned a lot about the city and its history, particularly about the Upper East Side and Central Park. What... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In mid-May I visited New - York and won the guidance Ilan from Big Apple Greeter who has given us his time and great patience throughout the day. He showed us New - York, taught us how to use the subway, patiently explained to us about the sites we visited and gave us a nice long day in the big... More

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Even if you've been New York City before, you must try to get a Big Apple Greeter on your first day there this time. We put in our request months earlier for our May visit. We received an email stating that they had received our request and will be notifying us before our trip if a Greeter was available. Two... More

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we were lucky enough to be able to arrange an afternoon with a local New Yorker through Big Apple Greeter It was the best!!!! Absolutely the best!!! The gentleman we met was extremely friendly and gave us a unique insight into life in New York\ This is a fantastic concept that gives overseas visitors an insight that would never be... More

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