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Queens growing in popularity with New York tourists

The Long Island district of Queens has emerged as a popular destination for tourists visiting New York, with more and more people shunning traditional Manhattan locations in favour of a stay in New York hotels across the East River. With New York City amongst the most expensive cities to visit in the world due largely to high hotel prices, increasing numbers of travellers are choosing to stay off Manhattan Island. Long Island City, the waterfront section of Queens, has seen 15 new hotels open since 2006, with international chains and more individual, boutique offerings providing plenty of options for visitors. Queens itself offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, and the Queensboro Bridge, famous for featuring in one of the defining scenes of Woody Allen’s iconic movie, “Manhattan”. The growth in Queens’ popularity is in part due to a concerted effort by New York’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, to promote and boost tourism in the boroughs outside Manhattan. Indeed, Queens has plenty to offer besides its attractive hotel prices, with areas such as Astoria and Long Island City boasting a rich heritage. Astoria is home to the original Steinway piano factory, and offers tours to visitors, while other attractions include the Museum of the Moving Image, the Noguchi Museum and MoMA PS1, part of the Museum of Modern Art. With New York City just as appealing as ever to tourists, it seems that there are plenty of opportunities for the city’s lesser-known boroughs to meet the needs of the ever-increasing number of tourists flying to New York. Image sources: 1 2 3
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