This year, the 34th Street Partnership counted 21,966 shopping bags. The group counted 17,290 bags last year, marking a 27 percent increase this year.
Bursting with pride, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the crossroads of the world Tuesday to announce the big tourism numbers.
New York’s 1st Congressional District is getting the most attention, with Republican challenger Randy Altschuler holding a slim lead over incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.
The majority control of the New York state Senate is still uncertain as the official results from two races are still up in the air, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports.
Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.