The Big Apple Greeter Group is spicing up its 18-year-old all-volunteer program with free celebrity-led tours. Typically, tourists are paired up with New York residents who show visitors the city they know — not the guide-book version.
They'll recommend what to order at classic eateries and take you through their favorite neighborhoods, and the celebrity-led tours essentially offer the same arrangement. Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber took a couple from Colorado to his favorite Vietnamese restaurant, and Sopranos star Dominic Chianese has plans to take a tourist to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
Would you prefer a tour led by a regular New Yorker, or by a celebrity?