The summer of the staycation
Well, you dont have to spend the whole time in Staten Island, but keep it in the city, and for every 1,000 New Yorkers who do go local for a week instead of taking a vacation in another destination, NYC could see an additional $1,365,000 in spending in the local economy that would have been spent on food, entertainment and shopping while out of town, NYC & Co. estimates.
NYC & Co., the citys tourism agency, has been on a tear trying to attract recession-weary New Yorkers to vacation here at home. The Go Local campaign has expanded lately with spot ads on TV screens in taxis that rolled out last week.
-- Garett Sloane