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See New York City in One Day

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New York City can be pretty big sometimes. Big and intimidating. When you travel here, you probably ask yourself how can I see all of New York City in one day? Is there a tour that I can see the top NYC sights in a short time so I can save the rest of my week for other sightseeing activities? Well, now there is.

Statue of LibertyIntroducing the all new New York City in One Day Tour!

In this 6-hour personalized tour of 12 people or less, you will sightsee by foot, minibus and boat. See all of the top New York attractions like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge with a knowledgeable, local tour guide. Experience the neighborhoods of Manhattan, the New York skyline from the Hudson River, and more when you sign on for the New York City in One Day Tour.

ESBHighlights:

  • 6-hour New York sightseeing tour, led by a friendly local guide
  • See top New York attractions by foot, minibus and sightseeing boat
  • Relax aboard a minibus and pass sights such as the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center
  • Stroll past New York City Hall and Brooklyn Bridge, and wander along the High Line, an elevated parkland walkway
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour New York Harbor sightseeing cruise and view the Statue of Liberty alongside other sights
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 13 people ensures personalized attention from a guide

You can book this brand new tour now online (New York City in One Day Tour) or by calling our visitors center 1-800-669-0051

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48 hour Film Challenge Uses Double Decker Bus As Prop

This past weekend, 26 teams from all around NYC spent 48 hours making movies. Each team was given a film genre, a tag line, and a prop that all had to be used. This year’s prop was a Gray Line New York double decker bus. 26 teams, 26 movies. Here they are, vote at the bottom and tell us which one is your favorite!

Take Advantage of Labor Day in NYC

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Labor Day is a lot like Memorial Day in New York City. As the latter marks the unofficial beginning to the summer, Labor Day is the sad, unofficial end to the summer. Yeah, technically summer doesn’t end until late September, but once the first Monday of the month comes to pass, our minds are already shifting to fall.

Labor Day is also a lot like Memorial Day in that it’s a getaway holiday for most of us who live here. We have a long weekend and we typically use it as our last chance to head down the Jersey Shore or out to the Hamptons for one last hurrah of summer beach fun. This is good news for those of you thinking of visiting Manhattan for Labor Day Weekend because it means that the city will be empty for your sightseeing pleasure.

Here are our tips on taking advantage of the locals heading out of town and leaving the city in your hands for three days:

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

The only annoying part of walking the Brooklyn Bridge is the crowds that you have to fight to do so. With locals out of town, the walkway shouldn’t be too bad.

The Reservoir in Central Park is a prime running spot for locals. It has a great track, beautiful views and never really gets too crowded. With all of the locals out of town, you’ll have open space for days.

The High Line Park is a popular spot for those who live in The Village, but most tourists visiting don’t even know about it. Head over to the West Side park for a very cool experience.

Less people means less traffic, less traffic means more fun. Labor Day Weekend is the final weekend of the unofficial summer, and one of the best weekends to take a tour.

So, what are your plans for Labor Day? Are you making like a local and heading to the beach, or are you going to take advantage of our great city? Let us know in the comments!

Celebrate Christmas in August With The Rockettes and Gray Line New York

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Christmas is just too good of a feeling to only experience it in the winter. You don’t have to wait until December; only in New York can you watch the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall this summer on August 13th! The “Christmas in August” celebration of the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular production will make you feel like a kid again, and the only thing missing is the snow. The breathtaking performances by the Rockettes begin at 11 a.m. in Times Square. Radio City’s Santa Claus will be in attendance too coming straight from the North Pole to the Big Apple.

It gets better! We’ll be sharing the Christmas spirit too. The Rockettes will be traveling around NYC on our Gray Line New York red double decker bus! Fans will be able to see them as they stop by several locations including Radio City Music Hall, Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, the Beacon Theatre, Union Square, and Park Slope.

So bring the family, and enjoy the holiday season in the summer heat! But remember to tell the kids to save the wish list until December!

LL COOL J Ride of Fame Contest

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If you’ve ever wanted to meet actor, rapper and New York City native LL COOL J, this is your chance.

On May 13th, The Ride of Fame is honoring LL COOL J as an immortal celebrity, and 10 lucky fans will be given VIP access to his induction ceremony which includes a double-decker tour around NYC with the man himself. All you have to do is answer one question:

What does “Authentic” mean to you?

How to Enter:

  • Send out a tweet telling us what “Authentic” means to you.
  • Your tweet can contain a picture, a video, or it can be just the tweet.
  • To submit it for entry, Make sure you use the tag #LLCOOLJROF and be sure to follow@RideofFame and @LLCOOLJ

Timeline:

  • April 29, 2013 – Contest opens
  • May 6, 2013 – 10 winners announced
  • May 13, 2013 – Ride of Fame induction and Grand Prize winner announced

Prizes:

  • 10 winners will be selected by LL COOL J one week prior to the ride of fame. These winners will be invited as exclusive guests to LL COOL J’s Ride of Fame induction ceremony where they will get to meet him and take a double-decker bus tour of NYC with him.
  • Each of the 10 winners will be allowed to bring one guest of their own.
  • 1 Grand Prize Winner will get VIP seating during Ride of Fame ceremony and an autographed copy of his latest album, Authentic, for both the winner and guest.

Please read the contest terms and conditions. By entering the LL COOL J Ride of Fame Contest, you acknowledge and agree to the contest terms and contidions

Joan and Melissa Rivers to be Honored on the Ride of Fame!

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Joan and Melissa are getting their seat in NYC

Big news! Joan and Melissa Rivers will be inducted into the prestigious, Ride of Fame IIi campaign this Tuesday!

Joan and Melissa are going to cut the ribbon on the Ride of Fame during a ceremony this Tuesday, where a custom decal displaying their likeness on the front of the vehicle will be unveiled.  In addition to the signature, open-top red double-decker bus featuring their own custom decal on the front, inductees of the new ‘Immortal, It, Imminent’ chapter of the Ride of Fame, like Joan and Melissa Rivers, are also going to be honored with a permanent seat on their bus, outfitted with their signature decal. Now Joan and Melissa will always have a seat in NYC!

The induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 19th at Pier 78 (455 12th Avenue at 38th Street) at 3 p.m. EST.