Ride of Fame Honors American Clothing Designer Kenneth Cole

Calling all fashionistas!

Tuesday, November 29th, the legendary New York designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole, will be honored as this month’s Ride of Fame™ dedicatee.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, November 29th
  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Location: Pier 78 – West 38th Street at 12 Avenue New York, NY
  • Access: Open to the public

In a prestigious ribbon cutting ceremony, Ride of Fame’s inaugural fashion designer, Cole will unveil a personalized Gray Line New York bus with his likeness on the front of the vehicle, wearing his newly designed red ribbon as part of the MTV Come Together AIDS awareness campaign.

Click here to learn more.

Win VIP Access to Meet Kenneth Cole:

Want to win VIP access during the Ride of Fame with Kenneth Cole?

Leave a comment on our Facebook Page with your favorite winter outfit to wear on the top-deck of our double-decker bus tour. From cozy scarves, to puffy coats– we want to know how you stay fashionably warm during the chilly winter months.

15 lucky winners* will be chosen at random to attend the event with a guest. After the induction, Cole will board the bus to sign autographs and take pictures with the VIPs during a quick trip through the Fashion District.

*You must be in NYC on 11/29 in order to participate.

Follow the #RideofFame hashtag on Twitter for live updates during the event.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Tour Route Changes




  • Downtown Loop – Begins on 47th and 8th Ave 8am – 5pm.
  • Night Tour and Night on the Town Tour – Not operating Thanksgiving Day.
  • Downtown Loop – Runs from the East side 8am – 5pm.
  • Uptown – Runs from 46th and 8th Ave 8:30am to 4pm
  • Manhattan Comprehensive – Depart from 47th and 8th Ave in front of Starbucks.


  • START 46th & 8th Ave
  • Continue North on 8th Ave to 57th St.
  • Left on 57th to 10th Ave
  • Right on 10th Ave to 72nd St
  • Continue onto Amsterdam Ave
  • Straight on Amsterdam Ave to 112th St. Stop (Church)
  • Then continue on Amsterdam Ave to 125th St
  • Right on 125th St to Adam Clayton Powell
  • Right on Adam Clayton Powell to 110th St.
  • Right on 110th St to Columbus Ave
  • Left on Columbus Ave to 9th Ave
  • Continue on 9th Ave to 42nd St
  • Left on 42nd St to 8th Ave
  • Left on 8th Ave to 46th St


  • Start 49th St & Lexington Ave (Waldorf)
  • Go west on 49th St to Madison Ave
  • Right on Madison to 60th St
  • Left on 60th St to 5th Ave
  • Left on 5th Ave to 58th St. &59th St at the fountain STOP
  • Continue on 5th Ave south to 42nd St STOP
  • Continue on 5th Ave south to 33rd &32nd St STOP
  • After 32nd &33rd St stop on 5th Ave regular route back to 49th St & Lexington and continue same route


  • Start 47th & 8th Ave
  • Go north on 8th Ave to 49th St
  • Left on 49th St to 9th Ave
  • Left on 9th Ave to 42nd St. STOP
  • Continue 9th Ave to 34th St. STOP for Macy’s & Empire
  • Continue on 9th Ave to 23rd St
  • Left on 23rd St to 7th Ave
  • Right on 7th Ave then regular route to 1st Ave & 23rd St
  • Left on 23rd St to 8th Ave
  • Right on 8th Ave to 47th & 8th

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise in NYC

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New York City, which means New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.

After the ball drops in Times Square, the best way to ring in the New Year is aboard a NYC Party Cruise.

For just $150, the Gray Line City Sightseeing New Year’s Eve Party Cruise includes:

  • Full open bar
  • Live DJ
  • A complimentary champagne toast at Midnight
  • Desserts and coffee
  • Gorgeous views of the fireworks from the New York Harbor

The New Year’s Eve Cruise departs from Pier 78 on December 31st at 10 p.m. and returns at 1 a.m.

Reservations are required, but you need to be 18 years of age to party and 21 to drink.

Click here to book online now.

Cody Simpson Double-Decker Bus Performance in NYC

September 28, 2011, Australian pop singer Cody Simpson traveled to New York City to film an MTV segment on our bus!

We waited anxiously in the heart of Times Square for Simpson’s arrival.

When Simpson and his crew arrived, we all hopped on-board and drove down to the Moonstruck Diner on the corner of West 23rd Street and 9th Avenue.

Tons of Cody Simpson fans were already there, waiting anxiously to catch a glimpse of Simpson himself!

Simpson hopped-off to sign autographs and take pictures with his excited fans.

Next, 12 lucky fans had the chance to board Simpson’s bus and tour the city for his exclusive MTV segment.

He even serenaded everyone on the bus!

We could get used to these performances! 🙂

Click here to view more pictures from the event.

Click here to listen to Cody Simpson’s songs on iTunes.

Yankees Legend Roger Maris Honored in Gray Line New York’s “Ride of Fame”

We has so much fun during the Ride of Fame with Marc Anthony and we’re excited to announce our next inductee!

September 24th, we will honor Yankees legend, Roger Maris, on the 50th anniversary of his then-Major League record breaking 61st home run in 1961, as the next “Ride of Fame” dedicatee.

The event will take place Saturday, 9/24/2011 at 12:45pm at Yankees Stadium.

Maris’ wife and children as well as his former Yankees teammates and the devoted fan that caught the 61st home run ball, will all be in attendance to unveil the Gray Line New York bus with Roger’s likeness.

The “Ride of Fame” campaign recognizes and honors leading New Yorkers, whom we identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in our fleet to each dedicatee.

Click here to learn about our previous inductees.

Ride of Fame with Marc Anthony

September 8, 2011, Singer & Fashion Designer, Marc Anthony was inducted into the Gray Line New York “Ride of Fame”.

TheRide of Fame campaign honors and recognizes leading New Yorkers who have represented the city positively in all of his or her endeavors.

Marc Anthony was born and raised in New York City and is the top selling salsa artist of all time!

Did you know Anthony has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide?

Marc Anthony, the September "Ride of Fame" Inductee.

Forty fans won an exciting contest held on the Gray Line New York  Facebook  Page and official Marc Anthony Twitter account where they received EXCLUSIVE VIP access on the top deck during the event.

Shannon, the Gray Line New York Social Media Specialist with Marc Anthony's 40 Ride of Fame VIPs.

The entire event was so much fun and we definitely picked Marc Anthony’s top 40 fans as our VIPs!

Univision interviewing a Ride of Fame VIP.

“Marc Anthony is a true ambassador of Latin music and culture,” says David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. “With all of his accomplishments and ties to this great city, we are honored to induct Mr. Anthony into the Ride of Fame.”

Marc Anthony and David Chien, the Gray Line New York Director of Marketing. September 8, 2011 - Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images North America

During his initiation speech, Marc Anthony stated:

“A lot of my dreams came true on these streets. Today, to see this kind of recognition in a city that means so much to me is absolutely overwhelming and to receive it in a landscape that means so much to me and that I understand is an honor beyond belief.”

VIPs watching the Ride of Fame Induction from the top-deck.

After the induction ceremony, Anthony hopped on board his new double-decker tour bus to hang out with his 40 anxiously awaiting VIPs.

Marc Anthony on board his new bus!

The Marc Anthony Tour Bus drove from Pier 78, through Times Square and dropped Anthony off at Access Hollywood near Bryant Park.

Anthony took pictures, signed autographs and surprised his 40 VIPs with $100 Kohl’s Gift Cards to his new fashion line, the Marc Anthony Collection at Kohl’s.

The front of the new Marc Anthony Ride of Fame bus.

Overall, the event was a huge success!

Click here for Marc Anthony’s entire induction speech.

Watch the Access Hollywood interview here.

Which NYC Celebrity would you like to see get inducted into the next “Ride of Fame”?

9/11 Memorial Group Tour Package

This Sunday marks the 10th Anniversary of the tragic World Trade Center attack that occurred on September 11th, 2011.

Following the attacks, New Yorkers stood together to rebuild, reflect and remember one of the most tragic days in our country’s history. We at Gray Line New York are incredibly proud to show guests how amazing our city and its people are every day of the year. We will never forget.

This Sunday, the National September 11 Memorial is opening its doors to families of the nearly 3,000 victims.

The future World Trade Center after construction.

Nearly a decade after 9/11, the Ground Zero Memorial opens to families of the victims for a special commemoration at the Memorial’s two reflecting pools located within the footprints of the former Twin Towers. President Obama, former President George W. Bush, NYC Mayor Bloomberg and other officials will attend the event where the names of the nearly 3,000 victims will be read.

Beginning Monday, September 12, the Memorial opens to the public:

In an effort to minimize vehicular traffic in lower Manhattan, a limited number of visitor passes have been allocated to Gray Line New York on a daily basis for use with our existing hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour of lower Manhattan.

As a result, the package described in the image above is available for groups of at least ten (10) persons.

For reservations and additional information, please contact us:

Phone: 212-812-2701 Email: groups@graylinenewyork.com

Click here for more information on 9/11 Memorial Group Tours.

Click here for 9/11 Events in NYC.