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Tourists on the observation deck of the Empire State Building (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Marks Best-Ever Year For Tourism

“We welcomed an all-time high of 52 million visitors,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.


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Rep. Maloney: Small Businesses ‘Desperately Need Help’ In Sandy Recovery

More than six weeks after the storm, some businesses that rely on the holiday season to boost revenues said this will not be a very merry Christmas for them.


Tourists at the High Line (Credit: CBS 2)

New York City Launches Tourism Campaign In Mexico City

Travel from Mexico to New York City has increased almost 100 percent over the last seven years. More than 400,000 visitors came to New York from Mexico in 2012, according to the tourism agency.


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Outdoor Movie Screenings To Take Place Across Five Boroughs

40 free outdoor movie screenings will take place across the city between June 21st and September 27th.


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NYC Unveiling New App For Restaurants, Stores, Attractions And More

The app will provide access to nearly 90,000 restaurants, stores, attractions, hotels and bars. Its features include reservation bookings on OpenTable, movie ticket purchases via Fandago and information about public transportation.


People crowd into Times Square - New York, NY - Dec 30, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Revises 2011 Tourism Number… Upwards!

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta had projected a record 50.2 million visitors to New York City in 2011. But it turns out another 300,000 showed up at the end of the year.


Smurfette, Papa Smurf and Clumsy Smurf take Manhattan! (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

‘Smurfs’ Paint New York City Blue For Release Of New Movie

The Empire State Building will go blue for “Smurfs Week” and Columbus Circle has been transformed into a “Smurf Village” with mushroom-shaped houses and a 40-foot tall inflatable blue creature.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen at Pier 92 - New York, NY - Mar 2, 2011 - Photo: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off Week Of Art Events In NYC

It’s expected to draw 60,000 visitors, produce $40 million in economic activity, and it has already produced a poignant story from the mayor.