Just wanted to share that earlier this year I was priviliged to have the opportunity to return the favour to my 'Big Apple Greeter' from my last visit to NYC. SF and his wife visited Australia and NZ on a tour, and spent a few extra days in Melbourne. Whilst I don't think I did as a good a job as SF did when he shared Brooklyn with me on my visit, it was wonderful to at least attempt to return the favour and meet his lovely wife and show them some of the sites of Melbourne.
Any of you thinking of visiting NYC who haven't been there before, I urge you to apply for a Big Apple Greeter. I have used this service twice now and got so much out of it. I truly believe I gained insights and info into NYC I wouldn't have had on a 'commerical' tour.
It's going to be a long time before I can visit NYC again, but I look forward to catching up with SF and his wife next time I am there. I've been fortunate to have been to many countries, but NYC seems to be the one I return to most! No trip to the USA to visit family is complete without a quick stop in NYC ;)Edited: 20 April 2014, 07:20