The Greeter concept (stemming from the idea to „greet“ someone) was created by New Yorker
Lyn Brooks. In 1992 New York was facing difficult times and Lynn wanted to change the city’s image.I want other people to
understand New York the way I do. I want them to experience the city the way I do. And all I need to do is invite visitors to spend some time with me or any inhabitant of New York – to show them
the hidden and beautiful life in this city. We will show them the deli where we get our sweets, tell them about the nice music events in smaller theaters, tell them how to get around, tell them
about our lives. Her idea was a success and has grown into an international movement with Greeter programs in more than 100 cities around the world.