Black Meetings and Tourism

November/December 2021

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B M & T ••• November/December 2021 ••• 32 NYC & Company, the offi- cial destination mar- keting organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five bor- oughs of New York City, is inviting New Yorkers and visitors to re-dis- cover the Crossroads of the World and beyond as Broadway makes its long anticipated return. In addition to Broadway, new and newly reopened hotels, restaurants, tours and attrac- tions, and cultural offerings give trav- elers myriad reasons to re-engage with Times Square, one of New York City's most iconic neighborhoods. In September, audiences cele- brated the reopening of Broadway's Waitress and Hadestown, and shortly thereafter the casts of Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King and Chicago will invite theater-goers to the historic theatres in Times Square. A momentous day for the return of the world's most iconic the- ater neighborhood, the international- ly recognized TKTS® discount ticket booth in Times Square also reopened in September. The return of Broadway in Times Square sig- nals a key moment in New York City's recovery from the pandemic and a cause for celebration by New Yorkers and visitors alike. While in town for a Broadway show, visitors can make a day, evening or vacation of it by staying at an iconic hotel, vis- iting an exceptional restaurant, and enjoying a tour, attraction or cultural offering. "Take a stroll down Times Square and you'll see that our economic recovery is in full force this fall," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Our tourism comeback is fueled by Broadway, as visitors from far and wide flock back to New York City. Come and enjoy a show, or two, or three." "As Broadway returns, we look forward to welcoming increasing numbers of locals and visitors back to the pulsing Crossroads of the NYC & COMPANY INVITES NEW YORKERS AND VISITORS TO REDISCOVER TIMES SQUARE, THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD, AS BROADWAY REOPENS In Addition to the Grand Broadway Theaters, Iconic Museums, Dining, Hotels and Attractions of Times Square Are Bustling and Ready to Welcome Visitors as They Re-Discover the Heartbeat of New York City and Beyond Following the Triumphant Return of Broadway Favorites Waitress and Hadestown, Some of Broadway's Most Anticipated Returning Shows Reopened Recently Including Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, and Chicago, as well as TKTS Times Square

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