Thursday, July 19, 2012
Grant money used to shill for major Queens venues
From the Queens Courier:
Now you can experience the “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” of Queens.
Local officials, along with the Queens Tourism Council, launched the first ever “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” summer promotion program, designed to highlight Queens activities and attractions for locals and tourists.
“There’s a lot to do here in America’s most diverse county,” said Borough President Helen Marshall. “This program will highlight dozens of events and attractions here in Queens, and tell visitors how to get discounts.”
Through a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation, the Tourism Council is providing special offers to various venues in Queens through brochures, websites and even Facebook. The main focus is bringing people into the restaurants and entertainment centers in the borough such as Citi Field, the US Open and Resorts World Casino New York City.
Citifield, the US Open and Resorts World are "the real culture/authentic flavor of Queens?"
If anyone can afford their own advertising, it's the above named establishments. Why is QTC wasting grant money shilling for them?