2007 press releases


by NYC Editor, 03/03/2009

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December 2007
Official New York City Merchandise a Great Holiday Gift (12/21)
Proceeds from the City’s Officially Licensed Products Go to Promoting and Protecting New York City

NYC & Company Announces NYC Winter Restaurant Week 2008 (12/20)
Promotion Offers Diners Prix-Fixe $24.07 Lunches and $35 Dinners at more than 220 of New York City’s Top Restaurants

American Bar Association Chooses New York City for 2017 Annual Convention (12/17)
Convention Expected to Generate $34 Million for City’s Economy
Announcement Comes Months Before Association’s 2008 Annual Meeting in NYC

Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Neighborhood Becoming Hotspot for NYC Visitors (12/17)
Hipster Haven Is Focal Point for Boutique Shopping and Dining

NYC Tourism Industry Applauds Decision to Open U.S. to Chinese Tourists (12/11)
Historic Agreement Means Significant Growth in Chinese Visitors to NYC; Follows Opening of New York City’s First Representative Office in Shanghai Earlier This Year

Leadership in Tourism Award Dinner Honors Time Warner, Major League Baseball and Tishman Realty & Construction (12/5)
Richard D. Parsons, Bud Selig and Daniel R. Tishman All Were On Hand to Accept the Honors at the Annual Event Held at Chelsea Piers

November 2007
Richard D. Parsons, Bud Selig and Daniel R. Tishman Accepting at NYC & Company’s Leadership in Tourism Award Dinner (11/30)
Hosted by CNN’s John Roberts, the Event will Honor Time Warner, Inc., Major League Baseball, and Tishman Realty & Construction Co., Inc. for their Contributions to the Tourism Industry and the City of New York

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC & Company Announce Harlem for the Holidays (11/30)
First-Ever Holiday Program Offers Savings and Promotions at More than 100 Harlem Locations Beginning Saturday, December 1 with Kick-Off Event at Nubian Heritage of Harlem; Event Also Marks New Location of Harlem Visitor Information Center

20 New Hotels Join NYC Sunday Stays: A Citywide Hotel Promotion Designed to Extend the Weekend (11/29)
44 Participating Hotels throughout the City Now Offer 20% to 30% Reduced Room Rates on Sundays, among other Deals

New York City Revs Up for the Return of the Annual NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ Champions Week (11/27)
From November 26–30, Events and Activities Celebrating the Conclusion of the NASCAR Season Will Be Held Throughout the City

New York City Announces Special Holiday Sale of Officially Licensed Merchandise (11/21)
NYCShop.com Offers 20% Discount Through November 28

City Offers Multitude of Cultural and Entertainment Options During Broadway Strike (11/20)
Eight Broadway Shows Continue to Offer Performances; Tourists Can Obtain Refunds for Shows Affected by Strike

New York City Opens Tourism Office in Canada (11/19)
NYC & Company’s New Office Will Cater to City’s Second-Largest International Market

New York City’s First Contemporary Latin American Art Fair Begins Today (11/16)
Honoree Artist Waltéricio Caldas Featured at PINTA

Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company and Times Square Alliance Announce Dining in the District – a Weeklong Dining Discount Program for Theatre District–Area Restaurants (11/16)
Diners Will Receive 15% Discount on Meals at Over 25 Restaurants

Statement by NYC & Company on Bush Administration’s Plan to Relieve Air Traffic Congestion (11/15)

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and NYC & Company Highlight Culture Across the Five Boroughs During Broadway Strike (11/13)
More Information Now Available at nyc.gov, nycvisit.com, through 311, and at Visitor’s Center and Kiosks Around the City

New York City Celebrates New Year with Fanfare and Style (11/13)
New Crystal Ball Debuts in Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Ball Drop

New York City Welcomes the 10th Annual International Chocolate Show (11/6)
Haute Chocolate Couture Fashion Show Kicks Off Celebration

October 2007
Discover New York City's Other Fifth Avenue (10/30)
Brooklyn's Park Slope Neighborhood Offers Some of the City's Best Shopping and Dining

NYC & Company Joins Continental Airlines to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Global Gateway at Newark Liberty International Airport (10/25)
Continental's Global Gateway is a Key Partner in New York City's $25 Billion Tourism Industry

NYC & Company Opens New Tourism Office in Brazil (10/23)
City Targets Travelers from World's Fifth-Largest Country and Selects Interamerican as Tourism Representative

New York City is the Ultimate Destination During Annual Holiday Season (10/22)
Entertainment and Festivities Abound During Year-End Celebration

Thanksgiving Kicks Off the Holiday Season in New York City (10/15)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Hotel and Restaurant Offers and Citywide Specials

Mayor Bloomberg Launches "This is New York City" Campaign (10/10)
New York City's First-Ever Global Marketing Campaign Includes Television, Print, Online and Outdoor Advertising Across the World

New York City's Cultural Community Comes Together at CultureFest NYC 2007 (10/9)
A Once-a-Year Chance to Discover It All and Plan Your Cultural Calendar for the Year

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Preview CultureFest 2007 (10/8)
NYC Visit Segment Highlight's the City's Premier Cultural Festival Taking Place October 13 and 14

Mayor Bloomberg and the Fund for Public Schools Kick Off Fourth Annual "Shop For Class" (10/12)
Citywide Retail Promotion to Benefit New York City's Public School Libraries Runs from October 3 through October 19

Highlights of Halloween Happenings in New York City (10/1)
All Five Boroughs Offer Plenty of Tricks and Treats for New Yorkers and Visitors Alike

September 2007
New York City Announces Extended Outdoor Dining Season (9/24)
A new rule to permit the installation of portable natural gas heaters in licensed sidewalk cafes

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Offer Tips for the Solo Traveler in New York City (9/24)
NYC segment highlights activities for visitors and residents to enjoy on their own

New York City Welcomes Back DigitalLife Expo to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (9/18)
Leading Consumer Electronics and Digital Technology Event to Welcome Approximately 50,000 People to New York City

NYC & Company Launches NYC Sunday Stays, A Citywide Hotel Promotion Designed to Extend the Weekend (9/17)
Participating Hotels throughout the City to Offer 20% to 30% Reduced Room Rates on Sundays

NYC & Company and Queens Tourism Council Invite New Yorkers and Visitors to Discover Queens Restaurant Week this Month (9/13)
More than 90 Restaurants throughout Queens Offer Three-Course Prix-Fixe Lunches and Dinners for $20.07

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Discover a Pet-Friendly New York City (9/10)
NYC Visit Segment Highlights Activities throughout New York City for Pets and Owners to Enjoy

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Celebrate Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival (9/4)
NYC Visit Segment Also Suggests Additional Farm Aid-Related Activities Around New York City

August 2007
Mayor Bloomberg Launches "Just Ask the Locals," a Campaign to Welcome and Thank Visitors from Around the World (8/29)
American Airlines new $1.3 billion terminal at JFK International Airport provides first point of contact for Tourist Appreciation Campaign, which includes tips and thanks from New Yorkers such as Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Explore Non-Traditional Labor Day Activities for the Holiday Weekend (8/27)
NYC Visit Provides Visitors with Ideas on Where to Go to Try Something New during the Long Weekend

Back to School for Kids means Fun for Parents: NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You find Kid-Free Zones in the City (8/20)
NYC Visit provides parents with quick and easy escapes as Fall gets into full swing

NYC & Company and WNBC's News 4 You Get into the Swing of Tennis (8/13)
NYC Visit Gears Up for the 125th Annual US Open Tournament with Tennis Activities and Attractions Throughout New York City

New York City and Con Edison Announce Distribution of Coupons for Energy Saving GE Compact Flourescent Light Bulbs (8/10)
Con Edison customers in New York City already receiving coupons in residential bills

New York City Debuts New Officially Licensed Taxicab Merchandise at New York International Gift Show (8/10)
Trade Show Brings 2,800 Exhibitors from 23 Countries to Large Venues throughout New York City

NYC & Company Spotlights Harlem on WNBC's News 4 You (8/6)
The NYC Visit News Segment Highlights Top Attractions in Historic Neighborhood during Harlem Week

New York City Named as Host City for 79th Major League Baseball All-Star Game (8/6)
Citywide Festivities Expected to Bring Several Hundred Thousand Visitors and Generate Nearly $150 Million for New York City

New York City Welcomes 2007 Society of Independent Show Organizers Executive Conference (8/1)
Three-Day Conference Highlights Javit's Center as National Leader for High-Profile Trade and Consumer Shows

July 2007
New York City Continues to Lead U.S. in Tourism Growth (7/31)
Travel Gains for 2006 Counter National Downward Trend and Show Growth in International and Domestic Markets

NYC & Company and WNBC's Perri Peltz Find Southern Charm in New York City (7/30)
Southern Culture and Cuisine Featured on NYC Visit News Segment

New York City is Perfect Backdrop for Large Meetings (7/24)
Venues throughout the five Boroughs offer Meeting Planners varied options

NYC & Company and Queens Tourism Council Invite New Yorkers and Visitors to Discover Queens this August (7/24)
Summer Promotion kicks off at Shea Stadium on July 25; Events include US Open, Chili Crab Festival and Queens Theatre in the Park

Fore! NYC & Company and WNBC's Perri Peltz Golf in New York City (7/23)
NYC Visit News Segment Highlights Golf Options for Avid Golfers and Beginners alike in the five Boroughs of New York City

NYC & Company and WNBC's Perri Peltz Showcase a Green Weekend for the Eco-Friendly Family (7/16)
New York City's Marketing and Tourism Organization Creates a Green Weekend Full of Things to Eat, See and Do throughout the Five Boroughs

NYC & Company and WNBC's Perri Peltz Showcase Free Things to Do in New York City (7/10)
The City's Marketing and Tourism Organization Highlights Several No-Cost Activities for Visitors

The Large Round Table Comes to New York City (7/5)
Networking Event includes Elite Group of Exhibition Executives from across US.

News 4 You Broadcast Highlight's City's Swimming Hot Spots (7/2)
NYC Visit Segment Promotes Beaches and Pools in the Five Boroughs

New York City Establishes First Offices in South Korea (7/2)
NYC & Company Promotes Tourism from South Korea through Representation on the Ground in Seoul

June 2007
New York City Officials Announce Marketing & Tourism Presence in China with Representation in Shanghai (6/27)
Announcement Makes Latest Step to Build Global Network and Boost Travel

New York City Establishes First Offices in Japan (6/26)
NYC & Company promotes tourism from Japan through representation on the ground in Tokyo

New York City Officials Announce First Marketing and Tourism Offices in Asia (6/26)
Office Openings in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul mark latest step to build global network and boost international travel

NYC & Company and Perri Peltz Find International Cuisine om the Heart of New York City (6/26)
NYC Visit segment on WNBC's News 4 You highlights some of New York City's finest restaurant

Mayor Bloomberg, NYC & Company and Corporate and Media Partners Announce GreeNYC, the Multimedia Environmental Campaign of PlaNYC (6/25)
Partnership with New York City Corporations - Led by Bank of America - Will Educate New Yorkers on What They Can Do to Create a More Environmentally Sustainable City

Staten Island's Free Summer Events Program Returns for 17th Year (6/22)
Take Advantage of Great Entertainment for the Whole Family Free of Charge

Willie Colon to Emcee Opening Night of El Museo's Summer Nights Concert Series (6/21)
Salsa Star and NYC & Company Ambassador will introduce Lengendary Bandleader Johnny Pacheco at Free Live Concert

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2007 Celebrates Dining Out in New York City (6/19)
Over 200 Restaurants offer Prix-Fixe $24.07 Lunches and $35 Dinners

DOT and NYC & Company to Unveil Official New York City Bicycle Helmet (6/14)
1,000 Free Helmets to Be Distributed in Central Park for 'GET FIT-TED'

Signature Collection Third Night Promotion Returns to New York City this Summer (6/14)
10 Luxury Hotels Invite Visitors to Stay an Extra Night at No Charge

New York City Welcomes Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival (6/13)
Concert to Feature Willia Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews at Randalls Island on September 9

May 2007
NYC & Company Makes Key Tourism Appointments (5/29)

April 2007
New York City and Tribeca Film Festival Align with Fight Against Global Warming (4/25)
Sixth Annual Festival Opens with Focus on Environmental Awareness

NYC & Company Expends Open/Book Marketing Campaign Worldwide with Focus on International Travel Trade Industry (4/23)
Program Attunes Visitors to New York City's Value and Accessibility

New York City and Columbia Pictures Announce 'Spider Man Week in NYC' (4/2)
Hometown Hero Returns for Five-Borough Celebration April 30-May 6

March 2007
Signature Collection Announces Return of Third-Night Promotion in New York City (3/27)
City's Luxury Hotels Collaborate to Invite Visitors to Stay an Extra Night

NYC & Company Paves Way in Emerging International Markets, Opens New Offices in Russia and Scandinavia
New York City Becomes First U.S. City to Launch Tourism Offices in These Regions

NYC & Company's Open/Book Campaign Targets Spanish Travelers (3/1)
Depressed Dollar Perfect Time for Tourists to Visit New York City

Big Discounts "Spring" Up at Chelsea's Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC & Company's Cultural Organization of the Month (3/1)
Special 40% Discount on Performances throughout March

February 2007
"Are You Whistle Worthy?" - Parks & Recreation and NYC & Company Launch Summer Lifeguard Recruitment Campaign (2/21)
The City's Marketing and Tourism Organization Joins Parks in Giving Program New Look and Expanded Reach

Phase Two of NYC & Company's New Marketing and Promotional Campaign Launches in Ireland this Week (2/12)
"NYC Open/Book Campaign Urges Irish Residents to Visit New York City during a Slow Period, Grab Hotel/Airline Dicounts and "Shop While the Dollar Drops"

Kids Take Center Stage in February at the New Victory Theater (2/1)
A Project of the New 42nd Street is named NYC & Company's Cultural Organization of the Month; Special Discount Offered on Selected Performances of "Lookingglass Alice" throughout February

January 2007
Winter Restaurant Week Salutes the City that Never Sleeps (1/22)
Over 215 Restaurants Offer Prix-Fixe $24.07 Lunches and $35.00 Dinners

New York City's "Paint the Town" Promotion Biggest Ever (1/10)
More than 300 Offers and Discounts throughout the Five Boroughs make for a Winter Wonderland of Travel and Tourism Bargains

The Hispanic Society of America rings in the New Year as NYC & Company's Cultural Organization of the Month
Special Discounts are Offered