On July 30, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosted a Greet for Dennis and Kathy Myers, a couple traveling from California.
The event was part of Greeter for a Day, a new initiative matching well-known New Yorkers with visitors from around the globe who want to experience New York through the eyes of those who know it best-real New Yorkers. The program reflects a positive image of the city and the Big Apple Greeter way.
Marty Markowitz personally welcomed the Myers to his Brooklyn Borough Hall office where he presented them with official Brooklyn certificates. After a tour of the 1840s building, they walked down Montague Street to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a spectacular park located by the East River with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
“You showed us a part of New York that we would never had been able to experience! We loved Brooklyn and will recommend it to our friends. On our next visit, we’re staying in Brooklyn!” said the couple of their visit in a follow-up e-mail.
Story by Janet Alicea