NYC group offers way to follow the 'stars'

July 15, 2009 1:48:19 PM PDT
Tourists like to spot celebrities in New York City. Now they can hang out with them.A volunteer tour organization called Big Apple Greeters is offering free personalized tours led by celebrities. Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber and "Sopranos" star Dominic Chianese (kee-uh-NAY'-see) were at City Hall on Wednesday to advertise their services.

Barber says he recently showed a Colorado couple around town and had lunch with them at one of his favorite spots.

Chianese says he loves New York and wants to show visitors a good time.

Organizers say celebrity hosts can't be requested and will be randomly assigned. The tours are free.

--- On the Net:

Big Apple Greeter: http://bigapplegreeter.org


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