Destination: New York City (NYC) Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Julie Keller Callaghan
October 28, 2013
Jay-Z’s 2009 hit “Empire State of Mind” pretty much sums up the appeal of New York City, a “concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothin’ you can’t do…These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you.” And inspiring this metropolis is. The city annually entices 52 million visitors who are drawn to what Christopher Heywood, senior vice president of communications for NYC & Company, calls a “unique energy, vibrancy and diversity.” It’s this incomparable appeal and a focus on tourism and hospitality that makes the city an ideal location for events.
By Alex Schechter
June 26, 2013
Extending from the tip of Brooklyn all the way up to the Canadian border, the Unit" J ' third most populous state encompasses many diverse regions, || each with its own cultural traditions and geographic features. Although New | York may feel a little fragmented, major tourist attractions such as Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty and Adirondack State Park are unifying forces that hold the state together, as do their water features. You literally can't get away from them. G Since the 1800s—when the Erie Canal became a conduit for transporting ara goods between the Hudson River and the Midwest-serving Lake Erie—all the | way up to modern-day New York, where waterfront districts in Buffalo, Rochester and Brooklyn remain popular destinations, New York's water systems have been £ a fundamental part of its identity.
By Jessie Fetterling
October 24, 2012
It’s impossible to keep up with all the rapid changes that make New York City sizzle with excitement. It seems a new restaurant, hotel or art gallery pops up daily, offering dizzying unpredictability for locals and tourists alike. But there are also some historic and stately establishments that withstand the test of time.
By Nikki Gloudeman
June 26, 2012
A tortured Native American princess drowns herself in a lake. A lanky schoolteacher is chased through the woods by a headless horseman. A god of thunder creates horseshoe-shaped waterfalls by throwing a thunderbolt at a poisonous serpent.
By Julie Keller
August 29, 2011
Frank Sinatra certainly got it right when he crooned, “I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.” The island of Manhattan is an enticing destination for both planners and attendees, and an event held in the Big Apple is sure to be memorable. After all, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
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New York City: Why NYC is the Perfect Conference, Convention or Meeting Destination
The most populated city in the U.S., New York City is home to more than 8-million residents, and home to an array of meeting venues, meeting spaces, and meeting room options, making it a fantastic business meeting destination. While locals bustle speedily through this massive metropolis, visitors are equally embraced. But as any New Yorker can attest, The Big Apple offers so much more than the bright lights of Times Square. Rarely do tourists, and even residents themselves, think to leave the island of Manhattan. In addition to its myriad meeting venues, from large hotel banquet halls to meeting rooms at the top of skyscrapers, Manhattan provides public transportation options to help you explore the rest of New York City.
A short Subway ride can bring you to the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Situated right next to one another on the edge of Prospect Park, these two attractions boast unique architecture, and unbeatable curated content. The botanical gardens extend back into the park, and are a wonderful respite from the city.
Back on the island, during summer catching the Staten Island Ferry, a ferry boat that will ride you about and around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, is a great way to see the historical sites of the city and get a little bit of sea air. Once you’re off the boat, walk a little uptown and check out Chelsea Pier- a wonderful place to catch up outside of the meeting venue; hit a few golf balls, have a drink and watch New Yorkers pass you by.
It would be impossible to capture all of the excitement that NYC can offer conference attendees and meeting planners in just a few paragraphs, so the best solution is to see for yourself and plan your next destination meeting in the Big Apple!
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