NYC Reopening: Latest Tourism News

The city's schools are full of kids again. Vaccine mandate enforcement has gone into effect. Major Broadway players are back under the lights. Things continue to change quickly and the majority of it is for the better for tourism's return. More good news on the opening and reopening front includes:

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  • Stephen Starr’s Verōnika at Fotografiska shuts down after a short run
  • East Village's Jeepney to close up September 25th on the way to expansion
  • Wine bar Racines in Tribeca is done


City Guide's Everything To Do NYC Facebook Group brings together 53,000 tourists and city superfans  to share notes on what's happening right now in NYC. You can get a clear picture of traveler interests here, and what locals are recommending, as in this recent post:

My mom has always wanted to go to NYC at christmas time. We are going in December and seeing a couple shows and getting a carriage ride around central park. What are some other things to do during the day before our shows and good places to eat? (we don’t mind splurging a bit but cheaper side appreciated)

Among the 85 comments are recommendations for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (of course), holiday markets, the tree, and then less expected ideas like Free Tours By Foot, a tour of Dyker Heights, Keens Steakhouse, Viennese treats at the Hungarian Pastry Shop, a Messiah performance at Trinity Church, Christmas Eve caroling at Washington Square Park, Tuba Christmas in Rockefeller Center, the tree at the Met, and the MoMA gift store for original holiday shopping. ETD is a great way to take the pulse of the city. It's also a useful way to market your venue directly to consumers. 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.

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