Search

NYC Tourism: Festivals, Updates, Openings

There haven't been many ticker tape parades through downtown in recent years, making today's celebration all the more inspiring. At 11am, the city will celebrate our "Hometown Heroes" with a big thank you to healthcare, transit, and all the other frontline workers who kept the city going through the pandemic. Although we are not clear of COVID yet, the success of the July 4th weekend bodes well for recovery. Certainly venues have taken note:

The 2021 America’s Best Cities Report is now out. New York City is #1. With NYC & Company's “It’s Time for New York City” campaign underway, the world is getting the message about the city's comeback.

lego store flagship rock center

New LEGO flagship now open at Rock Center. Image: Cindy Ord/Getty Images.

Watch Orfeh and Andy Karl Sing for ...
Watch Orfeh and Andy Karl Sing for Frontline Workers at A NIGHT OF HEROES

LINKS OF INTEREST

NYC

NATIONAL

CLOSING TIME

GOOD FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE? | THIS WEEK'S INSIGHTS FROM EVERYTHING TO DO FACEBOOK GROUP

Looking for on-the-round reporting about the city? Everything To Do NYC Facebook Group brings together 40,000 city superfans sharing what they're experiencing around town. A recent city newcomer, hired as a restaurant manager, complained about not being able to find good restaurant experiences in NYC. The group quickly schooled him. Among the suggestions: Paesano’s, Werkstatt, Cafe Mogador, Bar Primi, Da Nico, Wallse, Smith, Avra, John's, Keens, La Contenta, Le Baratin, Molyvos, Peak, Nami Nori, Red Rooster Harlem, Blue Ribbon Chicken, The Fulton by Jean Georges, and many more. All told there have been 178 comments here already. A poster on Saturday asked for advice on moving to NYC and has 327 suggestions already! ETD provides a great forum to market your venue, and to get a read of what tourists and locals are thinking. If you're not a member yet, join us.

About the Author

Ethan Wolff is the author of numerous guidebooks to New York, having covered the city for more than two decades. He has written for New York Magazine, BlackBook, and Details, among others. In addition to his work as the editor of City Guide, Ethan covers NYC’s talk and lecture scene for the website Thought Gallery. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Bringing a group to NYC? Free planning services

Let us know what you are looking for and we will try to connect you directly and get discounts.

Enter the code: 3972

More Articles