Fashion N.Y.C. Is on Pace to Draw a Record 67 Million Tourists This Year

Fashion N.Y.C. Is on Pace to Draw a Record 67 Million Tourists This Year

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Fashion Weather: Mostly sunny. The high should reach about 90, but it could feel like close to 100. Showers and thunderstorms are possible after 3 p.m. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York TimesA protracted trade war with China. Signs of a looming recession in Europe. A strong American dollar that hurts the buying power of foreign visitors.All of these forces should weigh against international tourism. But in New York City, at least, the visitors keep coming in record numbers.This summer, New York is on pace for its highest annual tally of tourists — nearly 67 million, according to the latest estimate from NYC & Company, the city’s tourism marketing agency. That would be close to two million more visitors than the city claimed in 2018 and would be its 10th consecutive year of rising tourism, said Fred Dixon, the agency’s chief executive.“We’re facing some headwinds economically and geopolitically, but we’re still on track for growth in 2019,” Mr. Dixon said. He noted, however, that visitors had cut back on their spending.The growth of tourism from China — the No. 2 source of foreign visitors to the city — has slowed significantly since President Trump started raising tensions by placing tariffs on Chinese imports. China has devalued its currency, driving up the cost of purchases its citizens make on overseas vacations.At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an increase in Chinese tourists traveling on their own has made up for a decline in groups arriving from China, said Ann Bailis, a spokeswoman for the museum. Of more than seven million visitors to the Met in the past year, about 28 percent came from outside the country, down from 34 percent in the previous 12 months. Mr. Dixon said 1.16 million visitors from China are expected this year, an increase of about 50,000 over 2018. Despite the turmoil over Brexit and the weakness of the British pound, the city anticipates a similar increase in visitors from the United Kingdom, the city’s No. 1 source of foreign tourists, he said.Those increases will offset the drop in visitors from South American countries whose economies are in turmoil, most notably Argentina, Mr. Dixon said.New York has gotten a lift from some big events this year, including the WorldPride celebration that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The reopening of the Museum of Modern Art in October will also draw visitors to the city, Mr. Dixon said.But New York will not be such a center of attention in 2020, when the Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo and the political conventions are set for Milwaukee and Charlotte. Still, Mr. Dixon said, his agency is projecting a modest rise in visitors again next year, provided the global economy stabilizes.“The big trend in travel today is experiential,” he said, “and people know that they can come and New York offers a wide swath of experiences, whether they lean toward the culinary, cultural, fashion or shopping.” From The TimesImageCreditCaitlin Ochs for The New York TimesBanned on the beach? It’s still nutcracker summer.Inmate 76318-054: The last days of Jeffrey Epstein.The account Officer Daniel Pantaleo gave after Eric Garner died was “implausible and self-serving,” according to a judge’s opinion.[Want more news from New York and around the region? Check out our full coverage.]The Mini Crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.What we’re readingLower East Side residents were found to be living in nine illegal micro-apartments created between the fourth and fifth floors of a building. [PIX11]Three police officers were injured when violence erupted outside a housing project in Brooklyn. [New York Post]Hidden parks and secret gardens: Here’s a map of 14 secluded spaces in New York City. [Curbed]A Brooklyn community is fighting plans to open two new homeless shelters, citing costs and the buildings’ safety records. [Wall Street Journal]Three ducks were saved from a slaughterhouse, only to have to be saved again — this time, from Central Park. [West Side Rag]Coming up today Hamilton Nolan, a labor and politics writer, joins the former Times reporter Steven Greenhouse at Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn to discuss Mr. Greenhouse’s new book, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor.” 7:30 p.m. [Free]See 40 life-size animatronic dinosaurs at the Dino Safari at the Bronx Zoo. Guests will also learn how animals in the zoo are connected to ancient beasts like T. rex and Spinosaurus. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. [$39.95]Watch “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell in Forest Park, Queens. Viewers are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot. 8 p.m. [Free]— Jake FrankenfieldEvents are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.And finally: He was New York’s sultry voice of disco ImagePaco Navarro with the disc jockey Angie Martinez.CreditTheo Wargo/WireImageThe Times’s Derek Norman writes:You may remember the seductive voice that sailed across WKTU’s airwaves during the golden era of disco.It belonged to Paco Navarro, a prominent disc jockey at WKTU, then one of the city’s top-rated FM radio stations. After Mr. Navarro died of complications from liver cancer this month, journalists including The Times’s Daniel E. Slotnik recounted how he commanded the radio in the late 1970s. Born Manuel Francisco Navarro in Puerto Rico, he worked in radio as a teenager, playing Latin music. Just before joining WKTU in 1978 — when the station adopted a disco format — he hosted a salsa music show on WJIT, WKTU’s AM sister station.His style was said to be lyrical, playful and sensual. And within months of a glowing review that year in The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, WKTU became the highest-rated radio station in the New York market.But as disco peaked, so did Mr. Navarro’s career.By the early 1980s, Mr. Navarro’s ratings had plummeted, causing him to leave the station. He bounced in and out of the radio game.On the website Medium, the journalist David Hinckley wrote a tribute piece for Mr. Navarro, in which he quoted the disc jockey reflecting on disco’s heyday.“It was the music that appealed to all the kids in the city,” Mr. Navarro told him. “Black, white, Latino. ‘Saturday Night Fever’ was out. Groups like the Village People were expressing what was happening all over the country. I’d go out at night and disco was everywhere. It was the pulse of the city.”It’s Monday — turn on the radio, and listen to an oldie but goodie.Metropolitan Diary: So sorry Dear Diary,I would like to apologize to the woman driving a Subaru on Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2018. I was having a bad few weeks with a partner’s illness and I became fixated on finding a parking spot that would be good until Tuesday morning. So I nosed into a spot that I considered mine and nosed you out.I hope you will forgive me. I did wish you good parking karma and hope you found a spot quickly. I do forgive you for the name you called me.May the parking gods smile on you. — Arlene DiesenhouseNew York Today is published weekdays around 6 a.m. Sign up here to get it by email. You can also find it at nytoday.com.We’re experimenting with the format of New York Today. What would you like to see more (or less) of? Post a comment or email us: nytoday@nytimes.com.Patrick McGeehan writes about transportation and infrastructure for the Metro section. He has been a reporter for the Times since 1999 and has covered Wall Street, executive pay, transportation, the New York City economy and New Jersey. @NYTpatrick
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