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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bronx Tourism Gets National Spotlight

Check out this story about Bronx tourism opportunities from the USA Today Travel section. Mostly focuses on the Botanical Garden, the borough's expansive parks and other green spaces. It also touches on the Bronx's burgeoning restaurant scene and, of course, the Yankees.

The story quotes a couple of random people, including a French tourist at the Garden and a guy named Robert Francelli, who was ordering lunch at Mike's Deli on Arthur Avenue.

The author didn't talk to the Bronx Tourism Council, but did speak with George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, the city's marketing and tourism organization.

And speaking of the Yankees, the story doesn't mention the upcoming All-Star game on July 15 that will be played in the Bronx at the soon-to-be-replaced Yankee Stadium. It might be because most of the events, besides the game, are happening in Manhattan. It seems like the borough could do more to capitalize on this event, but we haven't heard anything.


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    For all of you who don’t know how great NYRestroom.com truly is, here is the lowdown.

    Have you ever traveled to NYC to enjoy a day of shopping or go to a museum and while walking realized “Gee, I need to use a restroom!” So you run to find a bathroom. The first place you look into immediately says “For customers only”, but what if you have no cash? And what if you do buy something and realize it is terrible and feel you wasted your money? What then? You are just left with a really bad experience.

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    On Saturday, September 20, 2008, Dr. Im, owner of VERTICES LLC., along with several Rutgers University/Bloustein students will be doing a survey to update information for NYRestroom.com. The survey will take 2-3 hours and any participants will be credited for their contribution to the project. If you would like to partake in the opportunity, meet at the New Brunswick Train Station before 10am and also bring a digital camera (if you have one), a pen/pencil, and an RU ID.

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