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Big Apple Greeter

1 Centre St, New York City, NY 10007-1602
+1 212-669-8159
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A friend recommended Big Apple Greeters and I am so glad they did, it really made our trip to New... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jackie R
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Big Apple greeter : a very good way to discover NYC from inside

On June, we discovered during 10 hours NYC with Joel Weiner from Big Apple Greeter and it was a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lauriane L
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“free service” (29 reviews)
“subway tickets” (11 reviews)
“new york” (233 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 Centre St, New York City, NY 10007-1602
Manhattan
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+1 212-669-8159
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"subway tickets"
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"new york"
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"greenwich village"
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"brooklyn heights"
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"fantastic introduction"
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"big apple"
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"central park"
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"upper west side"
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"the financial district"
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"guide book"
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"city hall"
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"months in advance"
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"the high line"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend recommended Big Apple Greeters and I am so glad they did, it really made our trip to New York special. Ivy and Mervin were the perfect hosts, showing us around their neighbourhood with pride and enthusiasm. In advance of our meeting we were...More

Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On June, we discovered during 10 hours NYC with Joel Weiner from Big Apple Greeter and it was a great way to discover both known and unknown places such as Hearst Building, Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Apple...More

Thank Lauriane L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across Big Apple Greeter by chance whilst researching our US trip, and it ended up being an absolute highlight! With only 4 days to see NY, and so many things on our bucket list, it was a brilliant way to tick off so...More

Thank Anthony L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 80yo guide took us all over NY. It was hard to keep up with him. It even rained and he didn’t let it slow him down one bit. He showed us And helped us get familiar with the subway system. He toured us all...More

Thank cj p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Apple Greeter met us at our hotel and took us to Chelsea Market, the High Line, and the old meat packing district. She was very interesting and made us very comfortable getting around the city. I would recommend trying to get a greeter for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most important part of our visit to New York was spending the first day with Big Apple Greeter Sy Lukin. What a lucky lot from Australia to snare Sy as our guide. We were excited to be linked originally with Phyllis but a last...More

Thank sambomink
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Apple Greeter has got to be the best kept secret in NYC and by far our favorite thing to do when visiting the city. Our Greeter arrived at our hotel as planned (early even) and gave us an overview of the day. He is...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We organised our Greeter a few months before the trip by registering our interest. Then a few weeks before arrival a name and contact was given. He phoned the hotel the night before and met us in the lobby promptly at 9. Be aware that...More

Thank balmain99
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We had the perfect day out in Brooklyn today with Tom, who is so knowledgeable, fun and caring. We saw some beautiful brownstones and lots of interesting places. We also stopped off for lunch at a lovely sandwich place. We really felt looked after and...More

Thank Farrahpalooza
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Our greeter, Melvin, is a retired history professor from Princeton University so you could say : he knows his stuff ! We opted for the High Line and Melvin meticulously explained and described what the high line was, what it is and where the concept,...More

Thank Mister J
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Response from GingerEB | Reviewed this property |
We booked our Greeter two months in advance. I think it is worth giving it a try now though you may not get a confirmation until much closer to the date. It puts you at the head of the line.
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Barb F
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Response from Anthony L | Reviewed this property |
You are given a sheet at the end to complete a review, and in this sheet is the opportunity to donate an amount of your choice, or denominations of $50, $75 or $100. Given it cost the four of us around $40 for lunch in NY... More
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