Tourists Have Landed in Queens. They’re Staying.
The panel on tourism was an all-star lineup of local entrepreneurs — a restaurateur, a museum director, a hotel executive, the founder of a weekend markets and a theater impresario. But the celebrity of the event, part of an economic development conference in Long Island City, Queens, was the one panelist without a neighborhood portfolio: an advertising executive from Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher. The others genuflected. Read More