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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09:  People shop at an outdoor holiday market in celebration of the season on December 9, 2013 in New York City. With the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree last Wednesday evening, the holiday shopping season has officially started in New York with tens of thousands of tourists expected to visit the city to shop, see shows and sightsee.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booming Tourism Industry Could Ease Burden On City Tax Payers

The boom in tourism has been ten years in the making. It was spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg.

12/11/2013

Tourists take Ferry from Battery Park to Statue of Liberty in August 2010/Getty

NYC Sees Record Tourism In 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 48.7 million people visited New York last year. That surpasses its 2008 record of 47 million.

01/04/2011

Central Park File Photo

NYC On Track For Record Number Of Tourists In 2010

The Big Apple is on track to host a record number of visitors in 2010.

08/11/2010