New hotels in Queens sign of tourism boom: Mayor

Michael Gianaris

November 22, 2011

Times Ledger wrote on Mayor Bloomberg's praise for the tourist boom, stating the increase in hotels in Long Island City as one of the pimrary reasons for such an improvement. Senator Gianaris is proud of Long Island City's many hotels and its achievement in establishing itself as a tourist hot spot.

Surrounded by a spectacular rooftop view of Manhattan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the increase in hotels in Long Island City and elsewhere in the five boroughs during a visit to Z NYC at 11th Street and 43rd Avenue, saying the tourism industry has earned the city $31 billion.


“It’s a great sign that Long Island City is desirable to come to,” state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said.

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