July 22, 2011
We Are Cunard
Posted in: Queen Mary 2
For those of you travelling on board Queen Mary 2 between Southampton and New York this autumn you may be interested in some events happening throughout New York from September. If you have already experienced the wonderful sights and attractions such as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building, or if you’d like to experience a different side to New York you’ll be interested in today’s guest blog. Chris Heywood, the Vice President of Travel & Tourism Public Relations of NYC & Company shares with us what Lower Manhattan has to offer this autumn:
The eyes of the world will be on New York City as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Leading up to and beyond the anniversary, NYC & Company, the City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, is highlighting travel to the recently revitalised Lower Manhattan with its Get More NYC: Lower Manhattan campaign. With 18 hotels—brands such as W, Andaz, Marriott, Hilton, Club Quarters, and Ritz-Carlton—and great restaurants, shops, cultural attractions, architecture and recreational opportunities, Lower Manhattan is poised to become a new focal point for visitors to experience the energy, excitement and diversity of NYC. The 9/11 Memorial opens on September 12, and visitors can access free tickets through a timed-ticketing system at www.911memorial.org; the National 9/11 Museum will open in September 2012.
In an effort to highlight all that the area below Chambers Street in Downtown has to offer, NYC & Company’s new initiative highlights Lower Manhattan events, itineraries, hotel promotions, and much more. From Stone Street to Battery Park, Lower Manhattan is a bustling area that is pedestrian friendly and easy to access via NYC’s seamless public transportation system or via ferry. The area also serves as a launching pad to access other parts of the City, including Governors Island (open from May to October), Staten Island, Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
Brooklyn is also an easy ferry or subway ride from Lower Manhattan, providing more access to the world’s most exciting city. For a comprehensive listing of all there is to see and do in Lower Manhattan, go to www.nycgo.com/getmorenyc/lower-manhattan. To access information about all five boroughs—Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island—go to www.nycgo.com. For general itineraries on what to see and do in New York City, go to www.nycgo.com/itineraries. For a listing of annual events, go to www.nycgo.com/annualevents.