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by NYC Editor, 10/17/2008

 
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PR: News 4 You: Solo in Boroughs

Contacts: Kimberly Spell, NYC & Company, 212-484-1270, kspell@nycvisit.com
Ernesto Freire, NYC & Company, 212-484-1295, efreire@nycvisit.com

NYC & COMPANY AND WNBC'S NEWS 4 YOU OFFER TIPS FOR THE SOLO TRAVELER IN NEW YORK CITY

—NYC Visit Segment Highlights Activities for Visitors and Residents to Enjoy on Their Own—

New York, NY (September 24, 2007)—WNBC's Perri Peltz and Tiffany Townsend of NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing and tourism organization, highlighted fun and enjoyable activities for the solo traveler on last Friday's NYC Visit segment on WNBC's News 4 You.

"Traveling alone should not prevent anyone from taking in and enjoying New York City," said Townsend. "With millions of people and thousands of activities, one can do just about anything on their own—from art exhibitions to walking tours to film screenings and more."

This week's NYC Visit segment featured the New York Film Festival, the Paper exhibition at the Fisher Landau Center for Art and the Big Onion Walking Tours.

"The great thing about New York City is that you not only get a wide array of things to do, but also so many locations throughout the five boroughs to go to," said WNBC anchor Perri Peltz. "Each borough has its own unique culture and flavor, and exploring them is a great way to treat yourself."

The New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center this year for its 45th anniversary. From September 28 to October 14, cinema buffs will be treated to 28 film premieres including The Darjeeling Limited—a new film from acclaimed writer/director Wes Anderson starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman.

Through December 31, the Fisher Landau Center for Art will showcase Paper, a two-floor exhibition with more than 200 works by artists like Kara Walker, Agnes Martin and more.

Big Onion Walking Tours has been offering tours throughout New York City since 1991. The company offers 30 tours around the five boroughs including "Brooklyn Bridge & Brooklyn Heights," "Historic Harlem" and "The 'Official' Gangs of New York Tour."

For more information on this week's segment and News 4 You, log onto nycvisit.com/news4you.


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