The Latest for New York City Tourism

If you were out and about last weekend you saw a transformed city. Crowds are back. Reservations are required again. And, most importantly, the fear is ebbing. We think the city will come back faster than the pundits are predicting. A big slate of returning culture reinforces that idea:

Big Apple Greeter is back
Little Island is now open
The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar is back at the Conrad New York Downtown
Carolines on Broadway and Dumbo’s Time Out Market reopen tomorrow
Theater for the New City presents its 26th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts this Friday through Sunday
LEGOLAND New York Resort begins preview days May 29th
STATE Grill and Bar in the Empire State Building reopens June 1st
New York restaurants come and go, but Patsy’s Italian Restaurant is forever—and open again as of June 3rd
Subway sounds are back: the MTA’s Music Under New York starts up June 4th 
Grand Bazaar NYC is back with Sunday bazaars starting June 6th
Picnic Performances return to Bryant Park, starting with a four-night New York Philharmonic run beginning June 9th
Neue Galerie New York reopens June 10th
New owners Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda reopen The Drama Book Shop in a new location June 10th
The Queens Night Market returns June 19th
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour returns August 22
The US Open Tennis Championships will have fans this year—starting August 30th
Hadestown jumps to the front of Broadway with a September 2nd return date
Mayor de Blasio announced a three-month tax holiday for NYC hotel stays starting June 1st. All the more reason to expect a resurgent tourism sector in the weeks ahead. As of today, the majority of American adults are fully vaccinated.

Links of Interest

Updated Broadway reopening dates
Google searches point to booming business at New York restaurants, retailers, and hotels
Transportation Alternatives influences mayoral race with “NYC 25X25” plan to reclaim 25% of public roadways
Google will open a retail store in Chelsea this summer
British furniture brand Timothy Oulton to open a Flatiron flagship
Groundbreaking for the Universal Hip Hop Museum
Danny Meyer podcast on the future of NYC restaurants
JetBlue promises new New York-London flights will shake up the market

National

Challenges persist but hospitality anticipates a summertime boom
TSA traffic numbers reaching 2019 levels
Domestic car travel expected to dominate summer travel

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