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    Default Big Apple Greeter


    My name is Chantal and I'm from the Netherlands and would like to ask a question.

    I saw something on the tv that is called a Big Apple Greeter. It's a person that is from New York and will show tourist the nice places in New York. Is anyone of you familiar with this? If so, would love to hear what you thought about this.

    Here's a link:

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    I've heard of it, but know little else about it. Why, you need a tour guide for a weekend?

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    Well, not at the moment, because I have not any plans soon. But I really would love to go to New York. I have already been to Florida, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona, and the next time I go to the USA, I want to go east, and of course then I will visit New York!

    So I'm already looking around, and saw this on a travelprogram. And I thought it's a nice concept if I went to New York, since they know much more about their city than I can learn from touristguides, right?

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    Sounds like a good idea, but here's an interesting tid-bit from their "Board of Directors" page ( ) :

    *Treasurer, Robert F. Crook, CPA

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    And that does mean what?

    Because that name doesn't say anything to me, maybe because I'm not from the US.

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    Default Big Apple Greeter

    I went to their web page & filled out their application. I wanted to see City Island. I was the first person to make that request but they found someone who knew the area. He was a very nice man who escorted me there for the day. I had a great time. I strongly recommend you take advantage of this service. It's free.

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    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin
    And that does mean what?

    Because that name doesn't say anything to me, maybe because I'm not from the US.
    It is a play on words (one could say an unfortunate one in the case of Mr. Crook as the Treasurer, and thus the person in charge of the money -- although I'm certain this is just a "funny" coincidence) ...


    Definition (Informal) Noun 1:
    CROOK - someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
    criminal, felon, malefactor, outlaw offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law

    accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime

    blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

    briber, suborner - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act

    coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy

    desperado, desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)

    fugitive from justice, fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice

    gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang

    highbinder - a corrupt politician

    hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, toughie, goon, tough - an aggressive and violent young criminal

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    Lol, okay, I understand. Thank you lofter. I know the word crook, but somehow I didn't make that connection when I read it first time. Probably since it's not my first language.

    Thank you Canadian for your comment, I think I might try it when I come to New York, because indeed it sounds really good.

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