Meet The Social Media Team

Last week was social media week, and to celebrate we introduced our social team to the world. We’re a fun bunch who work tirelessly to provide all of our customers and fans with the best service, information, and activities we can on a daily basis. If you ever have any questions, shoot us a message on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, here is a recap of our social media team:

david

David holds a BA from UCLA in Film and Television and an MBA from UConn in Marketing. He has been a marketing professional in New York City since 1998. He is the creator and producer of the Ride of Fame™, and is a member of the Broadway Association and Government Affairs Professional in New York City. He is a self-proclaimed movie buff and loves listening to music from the 80s!

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Christina is a true New Yorker, born and raised in the forgotten borough of Staten Island. She likes country music & coffee and is dating a guy from Ireland who we all think might kidnap her at some point. We hope this doesn’t happen, but if it does, we’ll be sure to take care of Tanksy, her fake goldfish.

annie

Annie is an NYU graduate who apparently majored in sending out emails with manatee memes in them. She sits on a stability ball instead of a chair which the team fully supports (except on Fridays when we use it for office dodge ball). Occasionally she’s been known to steal rocks from Central Park and eat meatballs on top of salad.

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Kevin is a huge college football fan
Whose answers to questions resemble a wise man
He carries a bow across his chest
And really thinks he is the best
But he just makes our social media plan

kim

Kim is a lover of puppies, dogs, canines, and especially puppies. Despite it nearly being springtime, her desk is proudly decked out in Christmas decorations bringing holiday cheer to the office in the coldest of months. Two weeks ago Kim returned from an extended vacation in Thailand, and she just won’t shut up about how cultured she is now.

CitySights NY Third Annual Holiday Toy Drive

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On Saturday, CitySights NY will be celebrating our third annual toy drive in New York City by donating over 2,000 toys to the city’s less fortunate families.  This year’s drive will be held in association with the Police Athletic League of New York City’s holiday celebration.

The CitySights NY annual toy drive is a fantastic event that brings joy to the hearts of children whose families may not get to celebrate the holidays like most of us.  In this time of economic downfall, many parents simply cannot afford the expenses of gifts for their kids, but that should not prevent anyone from celebrating the season.  That is why this year, CitySights NY has made sure to surpass last year’s 1,000 toys donated and brought in almost 2,500 toys.

The spreading of holiday cheer brings out the stars every year.  A slew of celebrities will join us and PAL including Broadway and Television Star Jesse L. Martin, NBA Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier, “Law & Order SVU” star Tamara Tunie, renowned supermodel and best-selling author Carol Alt, “Boardwalk Empire” star Anthony Laciura, “30 Rock” star Grizz Chapman, talk show host/media personality Wendy Williams, and many more!

Fourth of July in NYC

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

The 4th of July is upon us here in NYC and if you’re just making plans now, you’re cutting it close.  Parties and events sell out faster than a Justin Bieber concert (not literally) for Independence Day and you don’t want to miss out.  Our July Fourth Fireworks Cruise is an event that will undoubtedly sell out yet again, and the way tickets are going, it will be sooner rather than later.  Here’s the low down of the night:

  • When: Boat boards at 5:30 Wednesday night
  • Where: Pier 78 (40th street on the Hudson River)
  • features:
    • Evening cruise around NY Harbor
    • Spectacular view of the world famous Macy’s Fireworks
    • Live DJ on-board
    • Casual dinner menu and a bar

Don’t be left out of the fun.  Click through this link to book your reservation now!

Win 2 Free Tickets to the Night/Lights of the Holiday Tour

It’s that time of year again!

New York City is gradually transforming into a winter wonderland with bustling holiday shops, festive window displays and magical twinkling lights.

On November 28th, CitySights NY’s Night Tour transforms into the Lights of the Holiday Tour for the Winter Season.

To celebrate this new tour, we’ve teamed up with Times Square Alliance to giveaway 2 tickets for their FREE FRIDAY contest.

To enter, make sure to “Like” CitySights NY and Times Square NYC on Facebook and then enter the Trivia Question on their website

Click here to enter.

The Winner of The Love Bus on Valentine’s Day

Congratulations to Liss Lieu for winning The Love Bus on Valentine’s Day!!!

Liss and her date won a private, one-hour double-decker bus tour with a guide and $100 gift card to Ruby Foo’s in Times Square on Valentine’s Day.

What we loved about her entry was that it was a combination of everything– Valentine’s Day, the CitySights NY bus and her date!

Check out her entry below:

Roses are red, violets are blue, let’s get on a double decker, and makeout on deck two!

And great news! We also have 2 runner-ups that everyone in the office felt deserved an awesome prize. Both runner-ups will receive 2 free tickets to the All Around Town Tour.

1. Facebook fan – Megan Volpe

2. Twitter follower – @Gayleiiii.

Finally, ALL contest participants will receive 2 free tickets each to the Downtown Tour.

To claim your tickets, send your contact information to smay@citysightsny.com. Please include your name, home address, e-mail, and phone number.

Thank you all for participating and Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Kelly Bensimon, Danielle Staub, & other celebs join the CitySights Toy Drive

This December, CitySights NY launched its first annual Holiday Joy Toy Drive with the help of celebrity guests American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, Real Housewives Kelly Bensimon and Danielle Staub, Miss USA® Rima Fakih, The Rockettes®, Teala Dunn from “Are We There Yet?,” E! host Jonathon Chebon, Yogi Bear and Boo Boo.

See more pics here!

12 Days of Christmas in NYC!

CitySights NY is running a special on a different tour each day for the “12 days of social Christmas”.  To get the promo code you have to like the FaceBook/CitySightsNY fan page. Once you become a fan, you’ll be able to see the code and get  50% off a New York City Tour Package! Promotion starts Tuesday, Dec 14th till the 25th!