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New York City Tourism

How People Talk About New York City

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Jen Glantz

Everyone looks at this place like it's something they can slice a piece off of with their knives and pick up with their forks or swoosh around their parched mouths for a bit before deciding if they should swallow it or wash it down with a $1.50 soda from a street vendor on 42nd street.

This Is Why Tourists Infuriate New Yorkers

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 12.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — For sharp-elbowed New Yorkers accustomed to walking where they need to go at a big-city pace, the holiday season is hardly the most ...

In Expensive NYC, Airbnb Helps Renters And Tourists

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Each night, people in apartments all over New York City are cleaning up, putting out fresh towels and clearing out — t...

Hilarious Tumblr Is Your New Home For Dumb NYC Tourist Quotes

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York

The "Crossroads of the World" kind of sucks. Can we all just admit that? It's crowded, stuffed full of chain restaurants, and there's just way too man...

WATCH: NYC In 150 One-Second Clips

Posted 08.25.2013 | New York

And now for even more compelling evidence that New York City is the greatest city in the world: this short, sweet video from filmmaker Brian Emerick. ...

'NY Wheel' Plans Move Ahead, Despite Sandy

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- As the city grapples with rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, developers are pressing ahead with plans for an ambitious addition to the sho...

City Council To Vote On Setting Pedicab Rates

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York City Council approved new regulations for pedicabs Tuesday intended to prevent tourists from being taken for a ride. Th...

City Focusing On Luring More Tourists From Mexico

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city is making a push to court Mexican travelers as part of a growing effort to lure Latin American visitors, officials announced Tues...

New York City Voted Dirtiest, Rudest, And Loudest In The Nation

Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

New York City, with its abundance of trash, pushy pedestrians, and siren-filled cacophony, apparently reigns as the country's dirtiest, rudest, and lo...

Statue Of Liberty Set To Re-open

AP | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Visitors to the Statue of Liberty will once again be able to go inside the monument, starting next month. David Luchsinger, superintenden...

How Visiting The 9/11 Memorial Helps Children Grasp Tragedy

Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel

For most tourists wandering New York, visiting the 9/11 Memorial is an act of remembrance and respect, a way to understand a foreign place and a share...

Do NYC Shootings Have An Effect On Tourism?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York officials proudly tout the Big Apple as the safest big city in America. But blasts of gunfire in front of crowds near some of the...

Cops: Tourist Beaten With Hammer In The Head By Stranger

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An unemployed man in a business suit abruptly pulled out a hammer and beat a Spanish tourist eating lunch with his girlfriend in the park ...

Tourists Flock To Black Churches For Music, But Tensions Rise

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.11.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The stern warning issued from the pulpit was directed at the tourists – most of whom had arrived late – a sea of white faces w...

Interactive Light Show To Illuminate Lower Manhattan

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

The city is planning to pull out all the stops for a new Lower Manhattan revitalization project that hopes to bring an interactive light display to th...

After Recent Collapses, Ban On Carriage Horses Gains Momentum

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

Animal rights advocates are gaining momentum in the fight against the city's tourism industry as the call for a ban on carriage horses makes headway. ...

7,000 Cans Of Pepper Spray Confiscated From Lady Liberty Tourists

Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

Security officers protecting the Statue of Liberty confiscated a small arsenal of weapons from tourists in the first nine months of 2011. Visitors...

NYC Promotes 9/11 Rebirth Story To Lure Tourists To Lower Manhattan

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Four months ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, New York City started a campaign Thursday to lure tourists to th...

Tourism Groups Bemoan Cuts In "I Love NY" Funds

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Regional tourism leaders say they aren't feeling much love from the state's "I Love New York" tourism office as it makes cost-cut...

New York, New York

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tisch

The people who come to New York City are innately "a part of it," just like Sinatra said.