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Review for Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

There are very few greater pleasures than welcoming newcomers to a place you really love and showing and telling them why it is you love it. The visitors that I have escorted around New York City have been universally great fun and excellent company and I think they have enjoyed seeing a sometimes frightening city with someone who can reassure them what is safe and what is not and can show them where the 'real bagels' are and how to attack a six-story pastrami sandwich!! The fact that so many keep in touch even when they have returned to their home countries gives truth to the fact that our mutual enjoyment of the experience is real.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Nearly 7 years ago, I took a couple from Melbourne Australia out for a Big Apple Greet. She was celebrating her 50th birthday and was accompanied by her then boyfriend. Last December, they e-mailed u s and told us they wanted to return to New York to get married and could we (my wife and I), help them. I guess we were friends that they had met in New York, years ago. Rise to the challenge??? You betcha. So we organized a photographer to record the event and the day, acted as witnesses and arranged an impromptu reception with our friends and the bride and groom at a small local restaurant in downtown Manhattan.

Role:  Volunteer