New tourism campaign pitches NYC attractions to New Yorkers

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- So you want to go to Barcelona, but don’t have the budget. There’s always the Bronx, not to mention, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan.

A new ad campaign is pushing locals to be adventurous in their own backyard, by exploring the city’s more than 250 diverse neighborhoods.

The city’s tourism promotion agency, NYC & Company, is the creator of the “See Your City” campaign. You’ll be seeing posters at bus stops highlighting Harlem, the Long Island City riverfront in Queens, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the St. George section of Staten Island and the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.

The number of visitors to the city is expected to reach nearly 56 million this year. And so, NYC & Co. figures pitching city attractions to New Yorkers can only add to tourism dollars. But some boroughs are a tough sell. Brooklyn, for example, is a much more popular destination than Staten Island which has plenty to offer. Just ask Staten Island resident Ayman Danial.

“It’s a different atmosphere. The air is fresh. The water is close. So, for me, Staten Island is beautiful,” Danial said.we

For more information, go to nycgo.com.

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