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The 240-page publication provides all the essential information needed for a visit to New York City, including an up-to-date guide on where to stay and what to see and do all around the City’s five boroughs. The guide is available for free at any of the Official NYC Information Centers, or it can be ordered by calling 800-NYC-VISIT or visiting nycgo.com.<br/><br/> “This spring, New York City is in full bloom, and the five boroughs have never been more welcoming to visit,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “With many noteworthy anniversaries, exciting events and more reasons to visit than ever before, 2009 will be a year to remember—and this guide is an indispensable resource for visitors planning their NYC itinerary.” <br/><br/> The new guides provide visitors with one handy and compact resource for the latest information on events, accommodations, sightseeing, arts and entertainment, museums and galleries, dining, nightlife, spas and salons and sports. It also has handy tips, must-see attractions, highlights of the five boroughs (the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island), NYC essentials and a rundown on all of NYC & Company’s Official NYC Information Centers.<br/><br/> A welcome greeting from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg highlights some of his suggested tips on what to see and do in the City this spring. The guide also features listings of NYC & Company’s 2,000 members, who hail from every segment of the City’s visitor industry, along with a handy pullout map of the City’s five boroughs that can be used to navigate the City.<br/><br/> “NYC & Company’s member businesses are highlighted in the spring 2009 guide, offering visitors comprehensive information on how to experience one of the world’s most dynamic cities,” said Kelly Ann Curtin, NYC & Company’s senior vice president of Membership and Convention Services. <br/><br/> The <i>Official Visitor Guide</i> is offered to consumers for free, though there is a modest fee for shipping and handling. The guide will also be distributed at welcome desks of conventions held in New York City and at several travel and meetings industry trade shows around the world. The guide is also available at all of NYC & Company’s Official NYC Information Centers throughout the City, free of charge. </p> <p><strong>Contacts</strong><br/><br/> Kimberly Spell<br/> <a href=mailto:kspell@nycgo.com><a href="mailto:kspell@nycgo.com">kspell@nycgo.com</a></a><br/> tel 212 484 1270<br/><br/>Chris Heywood<br/> <a href=mailto:cheywood@nycgo.com><a href="mailto:cheywood@nycgo.com">cheywood@nycgo.com</a></a><br/> tel 212 484 1270</p> <p><b>About NYC & Company</b><br/> NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.<br/> For information on visiting and experiencing all the City has to offer, visit <a href="http://nycgo.com">nycgo.com</a> or the Official NYC Information Center at 810 7th Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown 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