Articles tagged “new york state”

Governor Wants to Make New York a Hiking and Cycling Paradise

Governor Wants to Make New York a Hiking and Cycling Paradise

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Giving travelers another reason to visit other parts of New York State aside from New York City doesn't sound like a bad idea, as long as the costs don't outweigh the economic benefits to the state.

7 months ago

New Yorkers Are Protesting Short-Term Apartment Rentals

New Yorkers Are Protesting Short-Term Apartment Rentals

Associated Press

Some serious sharing economy backlash is finally mounting in New York.

1 year ago

After Going Public, OTG Has Its Eye on Bringing Gambling to New York Airports

After Going Public, OTG Has Its Eye on Bringing Gambling to New York Airports

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

OTG Management has been hitting Albany hard over the past five years. The company wants a piece of the new terminal set for LaGuardia, and the ability to ferry the gambling cash cow into New York airports.

1 year ago

Culinary Tourism and Transit Meet at Penn Station’s New Celeb-Chef Food Court

Culinary Tourism and Transit Meet at Penn Station’s New Celeb-Chef Food Court

Tejal Rao, Bloomberg

Marrying celebrity comfort food and iconic transportation hubs is a hot trend driving New York food tourism.

2 years ago

Tourism Master Plan for New York’s Adirondacks Centers on Mountain Bikes

Tourism Master Plan for New York’s Adirondacks Centers on Mountain Bikes

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Promoting a low-impact activity that requires limited investment is never a bad idea.

2 years ago

Manhattan’s Uninspired Meeting Scene Is Good News for Brooklyn

Manhattan’s Uninspired Meeting Scene Is Good News for Brooklyn

Greg Oates, Skift

Although Manhattan continues to market successfully to meeting planners by promoting the city's iconic selling points, the most exciting spirit of innovation to create memorable events is in Brooklyn.

2 years ago

After Succes in New York City, Uber Hits Statewide Challenges

After Succes in New York City, Uber Hits Statewide Challenges

David Klepper, Associated Press

Although Uber won't admit it, the deal it struck with New York is a win-win for consumers. It provides a model for everywhere else.

2 years ago

Environmentalists and Locals Battle Over Use of Landmark Park in New York

Environmentalists and Locals Battle Over Use of Landmark Park in New York

Associated Press

A mix of tourists — some who hike, some who ride — seems like the better use of land than setting aside such a giant tract for minimal use.

2 years ago

Fundraising Begins for a Museum of Political Corruption in New York’s Capital

Fundraising Begins for a Museum of Political Corruption in New York’s Capital

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press

Nobody's going to go to Albany for an art museum. But a museum that encapsulates everything that makes Albany a leader in its dubious field? Not a bad idea.

2 years ago

New York State Tourism Will Target Australia and Puerto Rico

New York State Tourism Will Target Australia and Puerto Rico

Associated Press

New York, an ever popular tourist destination, is now targeting specific international markets with its marketing.

2 years ago

New York State Taxi Industry Says Uber Expansion Will Kill Jobs

New York State Taxi Industry Says Uber Expansion Will Kill Jobs

Associated Press

Considering that every Uber driver we've had in New York City is an ex-taxi driver, the only people being hurt are the old-school companies that offer little value to riders. The state just needs to make sure it copies what New York City did.

2 years ago

New York City Garbage Threatens Upstate Food and Wine Tourism Growth

New York City Garbage Threatens Upstate Food and Wine Tourism Growth

Mary Esch, Associated Press

States should think bigger about tourism as a whole, rather than let battles like this pit one place against another.

2 years ago