Articles tagged “new york city”

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

New York City Is Reminding Travelers That It’s a Cultural and Creative Capital

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

NYC & Company is still using ubiquitous buzzwords and phrases such as "local," "authentic" and "unique experiences" in its latest marketing campaign. But it seems like the tourism board is finally using those catchphrases in a useful way – to encourage tourists to support local businesses – which often rely on tourism dollars for survival.

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Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

With Time Square's central location and iconic reputation, the area is unlikely to ever become a business ghost town.

2 days ago

Self-Driving Cars Likely to Be Tested on Manhattan Streets in 2018

Self-Driving Cars Likely to Be Tested on Manhattan Streets in 2018

Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, Associated Press

New York wants to be a testing ground for autonomous technology, and General Motors is looking to bring fully automated Chevy Volts to the streets of Manhattan. We're glad an engineer and a second person will be in each car, just in case.

1 month ago

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

The New Luxury Vacation Is Crunchier and Quieter

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As guests seek personalization, authenticity, and experiences outside their daily grinds, these well-designed outdoor lodges hit a sweet spot by maintaining a low profile that appeals to their customers' underlying desire to disconnect.

1 month ago

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

Uber's very bad year only seems to be getting worse.

6 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

7 months ago

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Grand Central Terminal's main concourse is well known worldwide for its constellation-covered ceiling. But tourists who are willing to peek around its corners will find many more delights.

9 months ago

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live.

9 months ago

A Native New Yorker and Professional Tour Guide Shares Insider Tips for First Timers

A Native New Yorker and Professional Tour Guide Shares Insider Tips for First Timers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Our advice for out-of-towners? Walk to the right of the sidewalk, please. Oh, and don't forget to fold that slice of pizza before you take a bite, either.

11 months ago

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who are the biggest casualties of Airbnb's latest battle with New York City? For now it's the hosts.

12 months ago

Heightened Security at Trump Tower Hurts Nearby Businesses

Heightened Security at Trump Tower Hurts Nearby Businesses

Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

It'll take a lot more than trending taco bowls to help local businesses located within the immediate vicinity of the soon-to-be-second White House.

12 months ago

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope both sides can eventually reach a compromise in this ongoing saga between Airbnb and lawmakers in New York.

12 months ago