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Articles about "NYC Tourism"

  • NYC Tourism Reaches Record Highs, Once Again By Julia Troy | November 22, 2017

    The number of tourist visiting NYC continues to rise each year, despite a decline in international visitors.

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  • How is Tourism Impacting New Yorkers? By Laura Schier | July 10, 2017

    The record-breaking flood of tourists into NYC this year has left people wondering whether tourism of this scale is beneficial to the city.

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  • What's Coming to New York City in 2017? By David Dam | January 04, 2017

    2016 brought a lot of changes to New York City. Here are some things that are coming in 2017.

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  • New York City’s Untapped Playground By David Dam | September 26, 2016

    This island was used by George Washington to fend off British troops during the Revolutionary War. Now, after years hidden away from much of the public, it's finally getting well-deserved attention.

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  • Why are Record Numbers of Tourists Pouring into New York? By David Dam | September 21, 2016

    More tourists than ever are visiting New York City. What's attracting these record-shattering numbers of visitors to The Big Apple?

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  • #TBT: Coney Island's Colorful History By Serena Horrigan | April 02, 2015

    TBT celebrates spring! The Coney Island Cyclone has opened for the season, and we're taking a historic look back at Coney Island's glamorous glory days.

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  • 12 Hidden Spots That Will Make You Fall in Love with NYC All Over Again By Stephanie Fujihashi | April 10, 2014

    With one of the most brutal winters on record slowly coming to an end and the sun setting a bit later on in the day, finally, spring is nigh in New York City. For all those days that you caught cabin fever while battling frigid temperatures, you probably can’t wait to feel the sun’s warm rays, take leisurely strolls in the park, and watch the flowers bloom.

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  • SuperPier Takes Pier 57 From Dismal to Deluxe By Olivia Smedley | September 09, 2013

    Pier 57 in Chelsea now has a name that fits perfectly with the description of unique things to come in its redevelopment. Using a term coined by Popular Mechanics magazine in 1952, SuperPier will be a state-of-the-art home for market activity, culture, and entertainment.

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  • Woo's Pier 57: A New Cultural Hub for Chelsea on the Horizon By Joel Bennett | June 06, 2013

    Young Woo is considered an intrepid in the world of development. He’s forward thinking, straying just far enough outside the box to keep tentative plans realistic and feasible, but not so far as to scare off potential investment. Back in 2009, he was able to beat out stiff competition with a novel design plan to convert Pier 57 into a hub for public market activity, housing local retailers and artisans. The plan was unanimously approved by the City Council in April, and has already leased spaces for several shops over the Summer.

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  • The Changing Face of NYC’s Street Signs By Aby Thomas | August 16, 2012

    Just like New York City’s yellow cabs and its eponymous cheesecakes, the city’s street name signs are now synonymous with the city itself, with several tourists paying good money to buy replicas of these signs as souvenirs of their visits to the city. Despite modern contraptions like GPS and other navigation devices, many tourists, and even resident New Yorkers at times, have stood at the corners of streets, looking upward at these ubiquitous signs to tell them where they are, and also to point them in the right direction. However, with 250,000 street name signs in New York City, one could be forgiven for missing the subtle changes that have been occurring on those green (and sometimes blue, brown or black) signs all around the city.

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