From the NY Times
Queens Is a Draw for Tourists
To the Editor:
While we applaud the kudos Bob Brody gives to our most diverse borough in “Queens, for a Day” (Op-Ed, Dec. 17), Queens is hardly “an afterthought” in citywide tourism and marketing plans.
NYC & Company has long championed Queens and all it has to offer.
Through events like the Jamaica Art and Music Summer Festival and the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival; cultural and educational destinations like the Noguchi Museum and the Museum for African Art; or its interesting pre-Revolutionary War history and Jazz heritage — plus spectacular restaurants, promoted through our Taste & Tour initiative — Queens is highlighted as a travel and tourism destination regularly.
NYC & Company is committed to a five-borough strategy to achieve Mayor Bloomberg’s tourism mandate — to attract 50 million visitors by 2015 — by highlighting all of our boroughs as unique, vibrant and essential parts of the greatest city in the world.
Executive Director, NYC Visit
Ever notice how the directors of Manhattan-based agencies, like this one and the LPC get a bit defensive when the subject of attention to Queens is brought up?
Check out the NYC Visit Guide for yourself and decide if they give equal time to boroughs outside the Isle of Manahatta.