Gov. Chris Christie announces Rt. 35 rebuilding plans in Lavallette Feb. 19, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Christie Pledges $200 Million In Federal Aid To Rebuild Vital Jersey Shore Roadway

Christie has set an aggressive timetable for the project and expects the rebuilding effort to be completed by the summer of 2015.


Empire State Building (credit: CBS 2)

New York Dukes It Out With Orlando To Become Nation’s Top Tourist Spot

The tourism numbers are based on a model that includes surveys, hotel data, airport traffic and other information and includes business travelers and vacationers.


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.


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.


Olympic Rings At Parliament In London (Photo credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)

New York Beats London In Tourism Even Without Olympic Games

The conventional wisdom is that the Olympics bring tons of tourists to the host city, but New York showed the world once again it can’t be beat.


(credit: Rockland County Tourism)

Rockland County Sees Jump In Tourism

Rockland County has gone from having flat numbers when it comes to traveler spending to a jump in the past two years, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.


People on the tkts steps in Times Square - New York, NY - Feb 11, 2012 (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Study: Times Square Generates Big Bucks For NYC

New Yorkers might love to hate tourists in Times Square, but Tim Tompkins of Times Square Alliance says you should probably learn to love them.


Press Preview of the 2012 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, NY - Feb 27, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Sets New Annual Tourism Goal: 55 Million People

New York City’s official tourism agency has a new annual goal of 55 million visitors by 2015, and they’re trying to reach that by appealing to young people.


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.


New York Celebrates New Year's Eve In Times Square

New York City Resolution: Attract Over 50 Million Tourists In 2012

Just days after cheering the arrival of the record-breaking 50 millionth visitor of the year to New York City, officials are starting over and counting from one.


Mayor Bloomberg announces all-time record high in visitors and awards prizes to the city’s 50 millionth tourist on December 20, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed)

New York City Reaches Tourism Goal Of 50 Million

Bursting with pride, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the crossroads of the world Tuesday to announce the big tourism numbers.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the roof of the Z NYC Hotel - Queens, NY - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: NYC Might Top Record Tourist Number

Despite the economy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City might top last year’s record of 48.8 million vistors this year.


A man relaxes on the beach in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo By Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Officials, Businesses Hoping For Strong Summer Tourism In New York And New Jersey

A combination of slowly dropping gas prices and an assumption that the economy can only get better, is leaving many business owners and officials feeling optimistic about the summer season.


Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.


Westchester County (file / credit: Westchester County Office of Tourism)

Westchester County Launches ‘100 Reasons’ Tourism Campaign

“We have heritage. We have lots of museums and galleries. We have some world famous chefs,” says Lydia Ruth of tourism office.