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February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

Before setting off on a family visit to New York in 2007 a friend suggested we look into Big Apple Greeters. I had no previous knowledge but liked the concept of local New Yorkers sharing their story of the great city. The whole New York Greeter experience was wonderful. We felt genuine New York welcome and warmth, we heard stories and visited places we would never have otherwise have known about. The experience gave us exactly the right introduction and set a positive tone for our whole trip. Great experience. Thank you New York Greeters

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February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

We used Big Apple Greeter on our first visit to NY in 2006. It was so memorable, and gave us such confidence in finding our way around the city. So, when we came for our second visit in 2010, we asked for the same Greeter - and had another wonderful day. I recommend Big Apple Greeter (and our greeter in particular) to all our friends who plan a visit, and don't know how we would have managed without it. Our pleasure in staying in NY has been multiplied many times by Big Apple Greeter. Thank you so much!!!!

Nigel, Cathy & Eleanor Gann

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2006 and 2010

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Publicise it better!

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

A few years back my wife and I visited New York for the third time but this time we had set up a 'date' with a Big Apple Greeter for the first time, let's just say we wished we'd know sooner because this made our stay so much more valuable to us. Our personal greeter was a retired Brooklynite named Richard, a wonderful charming man who went out on a limb to show us his Brooklyn and because we're from the Netherlands he showed us how much Dutch influence is still apparent especially in the old part near the Hudson. Richard also introduced me to a local brew named Brooklyn Lager (my wife doesn't drink beer) and it opened my eyes to show me there are american breweries that make beer and lagers that are of the charts. We also visited local grocery shops because we are interested in those and ended up at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. We spent a full day with Richard and still think fondly of that day and it's all thanks to him. Words can not do justice to how valuable and wonderful it is what Big Apple Greeter is doing for all visitors.

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Manhattan and Brooklyn

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

This service is brilliant! It was the highlight of our entire trip! Our Greeter, Jack Victor, was very knowledgeable and informative and very passionate about New York, which made the experience all that better! Would definately recommend this to anyone visiting the Big Apple! Thank you Big Apple Greeter and Jack Victor!

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my visit to Lower Manhatten. Our Greeter, Jack Victor, was excellent!

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change nothing! Its a brilliant service for visitors to understand, experience and appreciate the real New York City.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Excellent!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

Visited NYC from the UK last March and had a fantastic tour provided by our Big Apple Greeter, Linda Leff. Linda met us in our hotel lobby, provided us with a travel pass for the day (although we walked and walked and walked!) and showed us some fantastic neighbourhoods that we probably wouldn't have thought to have visited had we gone alone. Her knowledge of the city and its history were second to none. I have already recommended Linda to my sister who is going to NYC next month and will not hesitate to request her services again the next time i visit the Big Apple.

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Linda's superb knowledge and friendly approach

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None!

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

Arnold, a founding BAG, and Vibi, were wonderful hosts! Arnold had since emailed me since I returned home to Australia to see if the rest of my NY stay went well and that I had returned home safely!!
Arnold and Vibi shared a 'wealth of information' with me. They even gave me a 'showbag' of
goodies- subway map, NY Times Friday Arts liftout etc.
They were extremely generous with their time explaining about NY life etc. I have since recommended BAG to all my friends planning a trip to NY.

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NY during my recent 3 week stay.

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Nothing

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

I’m from Holland and went to New York City in July of 2008. A friend of mine recommended Big Apple Greeter. My greeter showed me wonderful places in Manhattan and Brooklyn that most tourists do not get to see ore know about. My greeter also told me a lot about the history of the two places and about all the things we came across on our walk. We walked for hours and I had the best time! My greeter was very nice and told me so much I did not know yet. I’ve been to New York six years earlier, did not know about Big Apple Greeter at that time, and did not see as much then as I did now.
I strongly recommend to contact Big Apple Greeter before you plan on going to New York City and make an appointment with a greeter there. It is so much fun! And after, you really feel you’ve seen en experienced New York City. You get tot see it through the eyes of a true New Yorker.

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New York City

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Not change a thing

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

We applied to BAG from the uk and Catherine our greeter telephoned us before we left the UK, she asked us what our interests were and then met us in the lobby of our hotel. We took a short subway ride and then had a great day walking across brooklyn bridge, saw some of Brooklyn, visited a street film set and then she took us back to Manhatten. A great chance to see New York as it is seen by New Yorkers. I would recommend it to everyone, a great day, Thank you Mike abd Chris UK.

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We saw the city as it really is.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Tell more people about it

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

My husband and I from the UK requested a BAG with an interest in history.
We got not one but two! The Brillers were a lovely couple who not only took us on a wonderful tour of the city showing us many historical sites but helped us find another when we ran into difficulties with our hotel.
When you get a BAG you feel you have made a friend in the city where previously you knew no one. We were luckcy in that we made two

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And I think it is great

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it - just make sure it continues and increases.

February 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 25, 2011

We are from the UK and heard about Big Apple Greeters via The Times. We contacted them and just before our visit received a phane acall from Brad, our BAG. to arrange our tour. Brad met as at the hotel, gave us tips on how to get around NY and then took us downtown and then across the Brooklyn Bridge to "his area" of Brooklyn before he guided us to the sunway to continue our day. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to book again for our next trip in November

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New York

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