NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Taylor Swift is New York City’s new Global Welcome Ambassador.
In a series of videos posted on New York City’s official tourism site, the pop star greets travelers to the Big Apple.
“What makes New York City New York City is that it is unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s almost like the city has its own heartbeat. You can find fashion that inspires you, art that inspires you, humanity that inspires you. Everywhere you look it’s impossible not to fall in love or be affected by something in New York City,” Swift says in the video. “I think what brought me to New York is still a little bit of a mystery to me. Every day I would wake up with this feeling, like, ‘I need to be in New York.’ New York kind of pulled me here like a magnet. I was intimidated by the fact that it was bright and bold and loud. And now I know I should run toward things like that. I should run toward things that are absolutely, overwhelmingly electric. There’s so much happening right in front of you, so many stories playing out, that for my writing it definitely helped inspire an album that is by far the one I am most proud of in my career.”