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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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One of the best "walking" tours ever!

In 2014 my best friend and I made a trip to New York City. I had heard about Big Apple Greeters from another friend and emailed them ahead of our trip to see if a greeter was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

In 2014 my best friend and I made a trip to New York City. I had heard about Big Apple Greeters from another friend and emailed them ahead of our trip to see if a greeter was available (and there was). Our greeter met us outside of our hotel and we took the subway to the Chelsea neighborhood. Our greeter... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a really great time on this tour with Donald Rogers our host of New York. We had an issue with our baggage not arriving when we flew into USA, but Donald was very accommodating and arranged to meet us later than planned so we could sort this out. He was very friendly and took time to explain what... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

GREAT! the most amazing view and such a nice place to be in new york on these hot hot days! i recommend to all

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our Big Apple Greeter Bob Moore gave us the most wonderful introduction to NYC. Having landed from Australia the night before with our luggage lost, Bob provided us with a day we will never forget. He made contact before our visit to establish our interests and group needs and met us at our hotel. We visited so many places, mastered... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our greeter "Al." firstly took us to Central Park and some of the nearby shopping precincts which we later found so useful and the facts about the park were very interesting. We walked down 5th Avenue and he pointed out some interesting buildings and smaller parks and all the history and facts and then a visit to the Trump Tower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have to start by saying that Bonnie Yarry is a national treasure! My family & I had scheduled a trip to the Big Apple as part of a holiday to the USA. When my wife & I got married in 1993, we came over, but never made it to NYC. So this time, accompanied by our 13, 10 &... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great day out with our Greeter, Arthur Zuckerman. We had a walk through Manhattan, being shown places that we perhaps would ordinarily have not noticed or passed by. Arthur provided additional local information about places and sights. A great way to get to see NYC.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Tom met us on time at our hotel and off we went with him explaining and telling us about the areas we were walking through. We walked along the Highline, around the Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District and along Hudson River Park. We were shown places along the way that we would never have seen, it was a great introduction... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I returned to NYC to get married at the end of June. Our witness was Greeter Joseph Briller whom I'd met 5 years previously when he gave me and my daughter a wonderful guide around Brooklyn and out to Coney Island for her 21st. This time Joseph and his lovely wife Joan came to our wedding at... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 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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