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NYC & Company Features Upper West Side This Holiday Season as December's Neighborhood X Neighborhood

Dec 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Upper West Side's Cultural Institutions, Shops, Restaurants and Hotels Ready to Welcome Visitors This Holiday Season

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, has announced the Upper West Side as the next destination to be featured in the Neighborhood x Neighborhood promotional campaign. Located between Central Park ...

NYC & Company Announces Taylor Swift as New York City’s Global Welcome Ambassador

Oct 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Taylor Swift - Welcome to New YorkNew ‘Welcome to New York' Marketing and Communications Campaign Invites the World to Visit New York City

Yearlong Global Tourism Collaboration to Use ‘Welcome To New York' from Taylor Swift's New Album 1989 to Celebrate New York City

New York, N.Y. (October 27, 2014) -Today, Taylor Swift joins NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to announce her participation as New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador for 2014-2015. As part of the collaboration with Taylor, NYC & Company today launched a global tourism campaign-Welcome To New York-named after Taylor's song of the same name from her top charting new album, 1989. "Welcome To New York" celebrates how welcoming New York City is to everyone, inviting the world to visit New York City and explore its five boroughs. As New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador, Taylor will showcase the City's unparalleled vibrancy that inspired her to write "Welcome To New York," reinforced by the refrain "It's been waiting for you." ABC News anchor Robin Roberts joined Taylor on Good Morning America to make the announcement. To view the new campaign, visit NYC's official tourism website, www.nycgo.com/w2ny.

NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More 

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 3) - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the Meatpacking District as the next Neighborhood x Neighborhood feature. Owing its name to the many New York City meatpacking plants that once called the neighborhood home, the Meatpacking District has retained its historical character and cobblestone streets. Now known for its fashionable shops, quality restaurants and trendy nightlife scene, the cutting-edge neighborhood is conveniently accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and L subway lines. For more information on all there is to see and do in the Meatpacking District, visit nycgo.com/nxn.

Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Met AppNew York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are.

The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.

Mets to Host Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 1 vs. The San Francisco Giants

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

NY MetsFlushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets announced Irish Heritage Night will take place this Friday, August 1 at Citi Field when the Mets host the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m.

Dubbed by Jimmy Fallon as "New York City's house band for the last 30 years," Black 47 will perform on the Mets Plaza, located outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, beginning at 6:00 p.m. as part of their farewell tour. Fans will be entertained by on field pre-game performances beginning around 6:30 p.m. by Irish Step Dancers as well as in-game programming that celebrates Irish culture.

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Curious George Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs

In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City.

Introducing Woolworth Building Lobby Tours

Jun 25, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Woolworth Lobby Tours100 Year-Old Landmark Building in Lower Manhattan Opens Its Doors for Public Tours

New York, N.Y. - In 1913 the Woolworth Building, hailed by architectural critics as an engineering marvel, soared 792 feet high into the lower Manhattan skyline, making it the tallest building in the world at that time. The awe-inspiring, technologically advanced steel frame structure was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. In addition to the skyscraper's mechanical underbelly, which featured highspeed elevator service, self-sustaining electrical power generation, heating, cooling, water supply and fire protection, its grand lobby was recognized as a stunning and picturesque work of art.

P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids

Jun 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

PS 1474Exhibition location: Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, ground floor Special public viewing: Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.

New York, N.Y. - For three months this summer, works of art in all media by 106 of New York City's most talented public school students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through P.S. Art, a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc. The annual juried exhibition is now in its 12th year. P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will open for special viewing by the public at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, the evening of the City's annual Museum Mile Festival, and will remain on view through August 25.

21st Anniversary of the Obie Award-Winning Ice Factory Festival to Feature 6 New Works

Jun 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cast of Too Many Lenas - Let them Eat CakePress Invitations/Coverage Request: 2 of 6 shows are open for review (All shows at 7pm)

Too Many Lenas 3: Let Them Eat Cake (Presented by CARROLL SIMMONS) - Wed 7/2 at 7pm, Thu 7/3 at 7pm Feather Gatherers (Presented by The Drunkard's Wife) - Wed 7/9 at 7pm, Thu 7/10 at 7pm

New York, N.Y. - Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 21st annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2014 takes place at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2014 will present six new works over six weeks, running from June 25 - August 2, 2014.

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