By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, January 12, 2023
The New-York Historical Society. Photo courtesy of Jon Wallen
Reservations are now open to book some of New York City’s most in-demand attractions, NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, announced on Tuesday. “NYC Winter Outing,” which runs from January 17 through February 12, offers discounts and special deals at restaurants, Broadway shows, museums, hotels, and more.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, July 11, 2022
The restaurant Gentle Perch in Brooklyn is participating in Restaurant Week. Photo by Evan Angelastro, courtesy of NYC & Company
New York City’s beloved dining event that gives patrons the opportunity to eat at the city’s best restaurants with discounted, prix-fixe menus is back for its 30th season. NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, last week announced reservations are now open at 600 participating restaurants across 85 neighborhoods. The program, which launched in 1992, runs for a month from July 18 through August 21.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, January 12, 2022
The Russian Tea Room in Midtown is participating in Restaurant Week. Photo by Amy Lombard, courtesy of NYC & Company
Reservations are now open at more than 440 local restaurants participating in New York City Restaurant Week this winter. The biannual program, which was first introduced 30 years ago, offers New Yorkers a chance to dine at highly acclaimed restaurants at a discounted price. Running from January 18 through February 13, the 2022 winter Restaurant Week includes prix-fixe deals for two-course lunches or three-course dinners for $29, $39, or $59, depending on the restaurant.
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By Dana Schulz, Mon, July 12, 2021
Image via NYC & Company
Since 1992, New York City Restaurant Week has given New Yorkers the chance to dine at their dream restaurants with discounted, pre-fixe menus. The event usually happens once in the summer and once in the winter, but in 2020, it only returned in January, reborn as NYC Restaurant Week To Go, which offered the deal for takeout, delivery, or outdoor dining only. Now it’s back for indoor dining, too, and is extending the fun for five weeks, with nearly 530 restaurants participating. From July 19 through August 22, enjoy $21 or $39 lunches or dinners, as well as $125 signature meals at select restaurants.
By Devin Gannon, Fri, January 22, 2021
Photo by Samantha Box, courtesy of NYC & Company
New York City Restaurant Week is now Restaurant Month. Due to popular demand, NYC Restaurant Week To Go, which launched on Monday, will run through February 28 instead of on Sunday as originally planned. During the month, diners can buy one bargain meal for delivery or takeout for $20.21, which includes an entree and at least one side, from each restaurant. According to NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency behind the program, a record 570 restaurants in over 100 neighborhoods are participating this year.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, December 2, 2019
Photo by Evan Joseph for Empire State Realty Trust
With the opening of the 80th-floor observatory last week, the $165 million, four-year redevelopment of the Empire State Building is now complete. In partnership with the city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, Empire State Realty Trust created an interactive, visitor-focused experience, which includes personalized digital itineraries, the building’s classic viewfinders, film, original artwork, and more. The Trust unveiled the 102nd-floor observatory to the public in October, with the second-floor museum opening earlier in the summer.
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By Alexandra Alexa, Wed, January 16, 2019
NYC & Company, the city’s tourism and marketing agency, announced on Wednesday that the number of visitors to the city rose to a record high of 65.2 million in 2018, as the New York Times first reported. This is a notable jump up from 2017’s 61.4 million and the ninth straight annual increase. Most visitors still come from within the United States, but the number of tourists from China saw an uptick from 1.04 million in 2017 to 1.1 million. The agency was expecting an overall drop in tourism numbers, and particularly from China, due to President Donald Trump’s trade battle with the country and “America First” rhetoric, but the industry continues to thrive in the president’s hometown.
By Devin Gannon, Wed, October 24, 2018
La Perla in San Juan; photo courtesy of Discover Puerto Rico
The tourism agencies of New York City and Puerto Rico are teaming up to boost travel between the two places. At an event on Tuesday hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda, NYC & Company and Discover Puerto Rico signed a one-year alliance to encourage “reciprocal travel,” with a new advertising campaign and swapping of marketing tips. Miranda is also bringing his award-winning show “Hamilton” to the island from January 8 to January 27 at the Univesity of Puerto Rico’s San Juan campus. All proceeds from the engagement will go toward an art fund on the island founded by Miranda.
By Devin Gannon, Tue, October 16, 2018
New York City is looking to attract more tourists from the Southeast Asian region. NYC & Company, the official tourism agency for the five boroughs, announced on Tuesday plans to open a satellite office in Singapore, to stipulate travel from countries like Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to the Big Apple. The announcement comes after Singapore Airlines launched this month an 18-hour flight between Newark and Singapore, now considered the longest non-stop flight in the world. According to amNY, this outpost will be NYC & Company’s 17th satellite office.
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By Devin Gannon, Mon, November 20, 2017
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New estimates from the city’s tourism promotion agency, NYC & Company, show that the number of visitors to New York City will increase again this year, making 2017 the eighth straight year of record-high tourism. As the New York Times reported, the city will take in 61.8 million visitors this year, an increase from 60.5 million visitors in 2016. However, the agency does expect the first drop in international visitors to the city since 2009, due to President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and his revised restricted travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries.
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