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February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I stumbled across Big Apple Greeter's in a local newspaper article several months before my daughter and I headed to New York City for the Christmas holidays. I was skeptical, but willing to give them a shot. They turned out to be worth their weight in gold. Our trip got off to a disastrous start with a massive snowstorm in our hometown. After nearly 24 hours of delays, closed airports, and rerouted flights we made it to New York -- minus our luggage. I called our greeter when I arrived and she adjusted our meet time so my daugther and I could get some much needed sleep. She also brought us winter coats to borrow, since ours were in the lost luggage. She then led us on a fantastic tour of the city she obviously adored. I recommend Big Apple Greeters to anyone visiting the city -- what a treasure!

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I would change nothing -- I love this organization!

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

My wife and I decided that we ought to spend a week in New York a couple of years ago and having searched for things to do I stumbled upon the Big Apple Greeter program so asked if we might participate. we were greeted in our hotel reception at 9am the morning after arriving by a life long New York resident who entertained us for a full day and introduced us to so many travel tips, where to walk what to see and where to eat. When we parted in the late afternoon we had amassed so much information that we could not adequately do justice to New York in our weeks stay that we have vowed to return again. We were extremely grateful to have been afforded the time of this extremely knowledgeable greeter who refuse any kind of payment save to say that I was allowed to pay for what must have been the cheapest possible lunch in Manhattan. Big Apple Greeter program are a wonderful non-profit organisation that I have recommended to many in England,

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The Big Apple greeter program's effect on visitors is outstanding

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I would find even more ways in which to promote their work

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

My family visited New York City back in October 2004. We arranged to have a tour with Big Apple Greeter and it was fantastic. The greeter met us at our hotel, provided us with transit passes for the tour and took us to parts of Manhattan that we would not have seen otherwise. The greeter's knowledge of the history of the areas we were taken through was amazing and their personal vignettes really added to the tour. I highly recommend this service to anyone wanting a more personal New York experience.

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As a client

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None. Things were great!

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

It began with a phone call to my home in France for a first interwiew and continued with some emails to focus on our wishes. We then met our guide in NYC and discovered a part of the City, Brooklyn with him for a day trip. A very knowledgeable guy, very kind and helpful (1st journey in Metro), many stories and tips about the city and a very special to remember.
After this trip to NYc, we are still in touch with our volunteer and are really pleased! It seems that he is not the only guy in this organisation to give time to promote his city and I highly recommend my friends to contact bigapplegreeter for their next trip to NYC.
Thanks for all, see you next time

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timing, visiting the heart of the city, places where no tourists come. Warmly and friendly welcomed, we were like queen and king on that day. and we discovered a lot of stories and beautiful places.Thanks again, Crazzy Joe :-)

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certainly recommend to not change anything :-)

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

What an amazing experience. An absolute treat. This is a unique opportunity to really get to know New york. Those little nooks and crannies that arent on the tourist map. Those gems of informations that only real locals know. Our greeter made us feel totally at ease and took us on a 4 hour tour of down town and Greenwich village. We were met at reception dead on time and we were asked if we would prefer to walk or ride. we visited buildings, old theatres and land marks, got talks on the history of famous buildings and amazing pieces of architecture, we went down side streets to see old and historic restaurants, shops etc. We took the subway to greenwich Village and walked the gorgeous streets stopping at famous residence and tiny bistros being treated to insites from past and present. I wouldnt have missed it for the world and it really made our holiday.Our greeter kindly dropped us at a wonderful little xmas market making sure we new our way back. If you get a chance make sure you make a booking and I would do this well in advance. let this be the first thing you book.

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There are none. it was very easy to book our tour and we were called (and I live in the UK) a week before we arrived to confirm our requirements and to give us details of our Greeter to ensure our safety. Our greeter arrived on time and was totally professional. He wouldnt even accept a cup of coffee as a thankyou.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

Travelled to NYC on CHristmas Eve 2010. We were met by our Greeter, Donald, who quickly oriented us to the city's transport systems, showed us important landmarks, and gave us important tips as to how to get along.

Going above and beyond the call of duty, our greeter acted on a passing
comment I made about the World Trade Centre, and took us to the site, and St Paul's Chapel. After doing this, and acting on another comment that I needed to find a church near our hotel for CHristmas, our greeter promptly showed us a church near the UN.

We cannot speak highly enough about this service. It got us ready for a week of sightseeing and made us feel like we belonged.

The Great!

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NYC

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No changes

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

My best friend and I visited NYC in June of 2010. We signed up for a tour with a Big Apple Greeter guide. His name is Doug and he was wonderful. He knew everything there was to know about Manhattan and he shared his enthusiasm and knowledge openly and without rushing us. We three spent three and half hours together exploring. I'd like to thank Big Apple Greeter for arranging such a service for out-of-towners like us. Having the Big Apple Greeter organization is a HUGE benefit to NYC. It really brings out the best in people and makes NYC more welcoming. We have communicated with Doug through email and shared photos of our trip. We recommend using the Big Apple Greeter to anyone contemplating traveling to NYC in the near future.

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increasing my knowledge of NYC and feeling more comfortable about traveling there again.

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Everything seems great to me.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

Four of us (plus our 1.5 year old) visited New York in 2008 for my 40th Birthday.
Our Big Apple greeter was a wonderful woman who showed us how to negotiate the underground (subway) with a buggy (stroller). She was very knowledgeable and courteous. We will be visiting again this year (2011)
and look forward to meeting another greeter!
Excellent service everyone who visits New York should arrange for a greeter as it sets you up for what to expect and how the city works.

The Great!

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2008

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change nothing

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I had a great time in N.Y. at Oktober 2009. It was a very good organisation from the big apple greater. It starts with a call to GERMANY for the contacs from the greeter and it ends with a wonderful day in Manhattan. THX - Sascha - GERMANY

The Great!

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NY

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do nothing

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

My best friend and I visited New York for the first time in August of 2009. Our Big Apple Greeter was a wonderful woman from Brooklyn Heights and she showed us a side of New York that we would have otherwise not seen. Her friendliness and knowledge added another layer to our New York experience. I look forward to returning to New York in the future with my husband and I'm hoping we will have the opportunity to meet another Big Apple Greeter.

The Great!

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NYC

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None. Our experience was great.

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