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February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I was travelling alone to NY from NZ via the UK, my first trip for my 50th birthday.
I met the most amazing man, an ex policceman who showed me his NY. Incredibly proud of his city, very knowledgable and human. He showed me how to order coffee, tip appropriately, use public transport, eat
salt beef on rye with sides - all new experiences for me and he made it fun. He talked about his family and his workmates and his experiences in the city through 9/11 and he bought the place to life and gave it a face.
It was an amazing experience as we walked the city and it was all free as he refused even a cup of coffee at my expense.
I am so glad I heard of this and took the courage to use the service. Bravo and continue the good work

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New York City

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

Find more amazing volunteers so everyone has the same opportunity I had

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

We (my husband and I) visited New York for the 1st time in 2010. I'd heard about Big Apple Greeters from a friend and decided to contact them on their easy to access web site. Carol Dyner met us at our hotel as arranged and she was brilliant. She walked us around places we would never have seen and recommended we buy a bus ticket to get around as I have difficulty walking. Without her input we would not have seen a quarter of the sites and her anicdotes and very interesting conversation informed us of life as a New Yorker as only a local would know.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By being greeted by a very friendly and knowledgable New Yorker.

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

Try to recruit more volunteers and allow clients to tip or at least pay for lunch.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

It was a few years ago that I was in NYC by myself. I arranged before I left home for a greeter to meet me & she was even more delightful &
knowledgable than I'd expected. We visited the bombsite & walked the
Brooklyn Bridge, all the while talking about things I was interested in knowing
about NYC. At the end of our meeting she put me on a subway
train to return to my hotel - my first ride on a subway. I was very much
impressed by her & by the concept of "Big Apple Greeters" in general.
It's a wonderful service for visitors & creates positive views of your great city.

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

...hope you'd keep up the good work

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

My mother, sister and I spent a wonderful afternoon with our New York City Greeter. We were able to experience riding the subway, Central Park without the worry of the big city. Our greeter knew the city, told us the features of the city and made us fall in love with it! We walked the park, sat on the benches, spoke to people in the park, rode the subway-several different lines with his guidance. The big scary city turned into feeling like we were a home and comfortable with it. We are looking forward to our next visit real soon and will use them again. We have told friends to take advanage of this wonderful experience.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

wanting to visit again.

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

no changes needed except maybe more funding from the City of New York.

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2010

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