NYC & COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CORONA, QUEENS IN DOCUMENTARY
—Located Near the US Open, Corona’s Restaurants, Cultural Organizations and Attractions Ready to Welcome Visitors—
Mumbai, India (September 9, 2015) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Corona, Queens as the next neighborhood featured in its NYCGO Insider Guides. The latest Insider Guide was unveiled today in India as part of NYC & Company’s global ‘new’ New York tour, with visits in both Mumbai and New Delhi.
Located along the 7 subway line, which is being extended to Manhattan’s far west side this month, Corona is the perfect neighborhood to explore while in Queens during the US Open, which continues through September 13. As part of the promotion, Corona is featured in a short documentary film highlighting locals’ recommendations on the must-visit places in this bustling neighborhood. To view the documentary and neighborhood highlights including a map, visit nycgo.com/insiderguides.
“Whether tennis fans are in Queens for the US Open or looking to experience one of the City’s most diverse neighborhoods, we’re sharing with them the best restaurants and attractions that locals love and return to again and again,” said Marty Markowitz, NYC & Company’s vice president of Borough Promotion and Engagement. “Visitors shouldn’t miss out on the neighborhood’s incredible eats, world class cultural organizations or premier events.”
Experience Corona Like a Local
Arts & Culture: The Queens Zoo, which spans 11 acres is home to pumas, parrots, Andean bears, bison, sea lions and more. Steps away from the Queens Zoo, the New York Hall of Science is a hands-on science and technology center enjoyed by kids and families for its innovative, interactive exhibits. Located nearby the landmark Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Theatre showcases a range of performing arts including theater, dance, concerts and cultural programming. The recently renovated Queens Museum is home to a diverse collection of art, plus Robert Moses’ Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of the five boroughs. The Louis Armstrong House Museum, where the jazz legend and his wife lived for almost 30 years, pays tribute to Armstrong’s public accomplishments and contributions to the world of jazz.
Dining: Leo’s Latticini (aka “Mama’s”) is an 80-year-old, three-storefront neighborhood establishment known for its friendly owners, delicious sandwiches, fresh pasta and handmade mozzarella.The vibrant Tortilleria Nixtamal boasts authentic Mexican food with tortillas made daily in the kitchen. For visitors looking for authentic Cuban food, Rincon Criollo is a family restaurant serving traditional Cuban dishes from its original location in Havana. With more than 20 different empanada fillings, Empanadas Café is the place to go for the crispy delicacy. A trip to Corona is not complete without enjoying dessert at El Hornero Bakery, a Colombian bakery, or the Lemon Ice King of Corona, where visitors will find Italian ices made from real fruit and offered in approximately 40 flavors for more than 60 years.
- Outdoors & Recreation: One of the largest parks in NYC, Flushing Meadows Corona Park was the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. The Queens Botanical Garden, at the eastern end of the park, is a local favorite for its 39 acres of woodlands, wetlands, meadows and gardens. Made famous for hosting the US Open Tennis Championships every summer, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also holds smaller tournaments throughout the year. When tournaments are not in play, tennis fans can rent courts for their own use.
With a variety of hotel options to choose from throughout Queens at every budget level and style, travelers looking to spend more time in Corona or its surrounding neighborhoods can stay longer and explore more of NYCGO’s Insider Guide highlights. For the best available rates, visit nycgo.com/hotels and reserve through NYC & Company’s exclusive hotel booking partner, Booking.com.
NYCGO Insider Guides: Get to know our neighborhoods
New York City is made up of five distinct boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Formerly Neighborhood x Neighborhood, NYCGO Insider Guides, which debuted in March, spotlight a new neighborhood each month. The video documentary series and editorial content take New Yorkers and visitors behind the scenes to introduce them to the character and characters that define some of New York City’s most fascinating neighborhoods.
To view B-roll and photos of Corona highlights in our media library, visit nycgo.com/press. Follow @nycgo_press on Twitter for the latest information about New York City travel and tourism.
About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.
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