The city focuses on attractions, shops, restaurants and hotels in lower Manhattan the large-scale marketing campaign get more NYC: lower Manhattan, which launches today, puts its focus on the southern Manhattan and its positive development in the last decade. The campaign includes numerous posters in the city and at the JFK airport among other various new programme proposals, offers with a free downtown culture of 20% for shops, restaurants, attractions and cultural institutions pass or discount vouchers. Also, visitors who are already on the road, can get accurate information about the attractions and restaurants of the district on the mobile side. Since 2001, a remarkable change occurred in lower Manhattan: there are now nearly 20 hotels with approximately 5,000 rooms. Brand new are the Andaz Wall Street, the W New York Downtown, or the double tree financial district, three more will be opened in the course of the year.
Large investments were made to revive the district. Numerous new Apartments, parks, five new piers for ferries, two rows of houses with various European restaurants, and many new shops helped the District last year to a total of 9 million visitors. This corresponds to an increase of 26% compared to 2008. The population doubled within the last decade. New York’s Mayor Bloomberg says: lower Manhattan as an integral part of 9/11, threatened to become a ghost town. But the opposite is the case and we welcome, to discover the lively quarter for all visitors.” Various cultural highlights in 2011 support the success of the campaign in 2011: that opened 9/11 Memorial to the public on September 12. It serves as a place of memory and allows the visitors to visit including the historic reconstruction around the former World Trade Center. Reservations for this can be done (online) from July at.
Also, just the art exhibition Sol has LeWitt in City Hall Park: Structures, 1965-2006, opened. A total 27 sculptures with a height of up to 8 meters are shown. Even Governors Iceland offers free this summer again various exhibitions and cultural programs. Another highlight is the River to River held for the tenth time Festival. Offers a wide range of entertainment and culture at various venues. For additional information, an event calendar at annualevents available under. More information about the campaign to get more NYC: lower Manhattan under there getmorenyc. General information about New York City also in German language available under or English. Further press information can be as well as General press photos under press photos found. Editor’s Note: NYC & company is the official marketing and Tourism Organization of the city New York City. It is for the expansion of tourism, the economic development of the five city districts and the care of the positive image of the city worldwide. NYC & company operates the NYC information center on the 7th Avenue (52 / 53 Street) and the official NYC website.