New York City | At the table and walking with Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy and all the other Muppets

by Sunday, April 15, 2012

Certain things only captain in New York City: the Muppet, the famous puppets created by Jim Hanson, they did have fun on the big and small screen generations of children, will be the new NYC Family Ambassador until April 2013. Starting today you can follow the advice of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo The Great, Pepe the King Prawn and Swedish Chef on /family to discover a New York City more family friendly: restaurants, shops, museums, attractions, Hotel and tours around the city's five districts, Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

In 2011 New York City welcomed 15 millions of visitors traveling with the family, for an economic impact of about $14 millions. The NYC Family Ambassador began in 2009: Since then the family tourism in New York City grew by 14%.

"We are proud to announce today the collaboration with the Muppet that, as ambassadors of New York City, will be a valuable support in promoting family-friendly attractions of the five districts of the city ", Mayor Bloomberg says. "The agreement, that will continue throughout the 2012, will allow us to attract an increasing number of visitors and their families in New York City and reach our goal of 55 millions of visitors per year by 2015 ".

"Who better than Muppet could tell the families everything that you can do in New York City? For over 40 years, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the other characters are an icon of the small and big screen, in the United States and around the world ", says George Fertitta, Ceo of NYC & Company. "The Muppets will reveal on What are their favorite places in New York City, advising hotel, shops, restaurants, things to enjoy at any time of the year of the fantastic offers in the city with the whole family ".

Attending the press conference even Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who commented:

"I fell in love with New York City from the outset, When arriving in the port I saw that the statue of liberty was green. What a fantastic welcome!” Kermit says. "NYC is a wonderful place for families, children, frogs, pigs, bears and ... anyone who wants to visit. There is shopping for Miss Piggy, all events for Gonzo, Fozzie and entertainment parks in all districts to the delight of the tadpoles! We can't wait to show the world our favorite places around town ".

"New York is the most fabulous city in the world. Almost as much as moi (and believe me, It is not easy!)”, comment Miss Piggy. "So don't just stand there! Get ready for the most exclusive tour of my favorite city, led by a diva!”.

The program will emphasize the selection of New York City families who can rely on the Muppet, that will tell about /family their favorite places: from tips on shopping for Miss Piggy, Tips to navigate among the five districts of Kermit, until the Swedish Chef's gourmet addresses. Among the most popular Muppet and perfect for the whole family include the Bronx Zoo, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island, the East River Ferry, MoMA PS1, the Museum of the Moving Image, Rockaway Beach, Snug Harbor, the Natural History Museum and more.

Always NYC website & Company you can consult the offers and discounts in restaurants, shops, Hotel and family-friendly attractions.

The program NYC Family Ambassador was opened in 2009 to promote New York City as a safe and friendly destination and to encourage family travel especially during the summer months. The Muppets are the ambassadors quarters of this program after Sesame Street in 2009, Dora the Explorer in the 2010 and the Smurfs last year.

In 2011 New York City welcomed 50.5 million visitors who generated an economic impact of more than $48 billions. At the beginning of 2012 the city has set his new goal: reach 55 millions of visitors per year by 2015.

For more details on the NYC Family Ambassador: /family


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