Last October, New York City’s tourism agency, NYC & Co. released a series of vividly colored posters and neighborhood guides by artist Remko Heemskerk highlighting areas like Long Island City, “Where Art Goes for Fresh Air,” Harlem, “It’s What’s Up,” St. George Stsaten Island, “Sail away from it all,” and Dumbo, “Manhattan Looks Better From Here. Following the success of the campaign, the agency has featured 10 more neighborhoods, some which are “untapped” in their own right. Here are the posters from the recent reveal, with the “punny” tips for each neighborhood taken from the NYCGO website (some links swapped with Untapped Cities articles on the topic):
10. The South Bronx, “Uptown all the way”
“5 things that make the South Bronx awesome,” from NYCGO website:
- Get your art served on a trolley.
- Stroll down New York City’s answer to the Champs-Élysées (really!).
- Learn the difference between bachata and boogaloo.
- Discover a good reason to visit the post office.
- Have Kurtis Blow show you around the Boogie Down.
Atlantic Avenue, “Around the World in 16 Blocks”
“How to stretch a mile into an international trip,” from the NYCGO website:
- Deep-fry anything.
- It would be a pita to miss this.
- Pay tribute to a Beastie Boy.
- Shimmy through narrow aisles at vintage haven City Foundry.
- See the house that Hova built
8. Washington Heights, “The High Point of the City”
“Learn the difference between chanting Latin and eating Latin,” from the NYCGO website:
7. Rockaway Beach “Life’s a Beach in Queens”
“Finally! A list of things to do in the City where flip-flops are required,” from NYCGO website:
6. Lower Manhattan, “Where the Streets Do Have Names”
“5 ways to elevate your downtime,” from the NYCGO website:
5. Bay Ridge, “The Biggest Thing on the Narrows”
“Talk about things that will reel you in,” from NYCGO website:
4. Corona, “The World’s Fairest Neighborhood”
“Find out why it’s cooler than ice, ice, baby,” from the NYCGO website:
3. Riverdale, “Perfectly Quiet”
“5 things to do when the goal is to do as little as possible,” from NYCGO website:
2. Richmond Town, “Party Like It’s 1899”
“Best ways ever to have a historic good time,” from the NYCGO website:
1. Randall Manor, “Culture by the Boatload”
“You just have to sea this,” from the NYCGo website: