Made in NY Goes to the Oscars



By Lynne Guey and Richard Solomon, NYCEDC Marketing

Did somebody say Oscar?

The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday at 8:30 pm EST. While the red carpet rolls out at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, New York City has also played a significant role in the production of some of the night's leading contenders. Let's take a look.

Movies Filmed in NYC

The entertainment industry employs approximately 130,000 New Yorkers and contributes about $7.1 billion to the local economy annually. As a whole, the industry is on the rise: preliminary numbers from New York State Department of Labor’s...

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10 Things You Should Know About The New Thunderbolt Roller Coaster


It's tall, it's skinny, it's lighting-quick.

Thrill-seekers, get ready. The Thunderbolt roller coaster is finally open! A new classic Coney Island landmark, the Thunderbolt joins four other roller coasters at Luna Park that include the Cyclone, Steeplechase, Soaring Eagle, and the Tickler.

Before you straddle in, learn exactly what went into the making of this topsy-turvy 100% steel roller coaster. Here are ten things you should know about the new Thunderbolt:

1. The new Thunderbolt sits on the same block as the original Thunderbolt, next to the B&B Carousell and Steeplechase Plaza.

The original Thunderbolt was built in 1925 for a price of just $170,000. It was demolished in 2000 due to disrepair.

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Singles in NYC

 |  StatsBee

by Andrea Moore and Kristina Pecorelli, Economic and Research Analysis

Singles Map 2014 - FINAL

Good news, single ladies!

According to Census data, the number of single men ages 20 to 34 in NYC increased by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2012, compared to a 2% increase among single women of the same age. In other words, there are now 1.04 single men for every single woman in the city, up from 1.02 in 2010. 

*This map is an update of our 2012

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Rebirth of Loew's Kings Theatre


The Loew’s Kings Theatre originally opened in 1929, and after years in disrepair, it is on its way to once again becoming one of the most beautiful entertainment spaces in New York City.

Closed since 1978, the Theatre’s rehabilitation is underway, thanks to support from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. The Theatre’s French Renaissance style architecture was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. It features high, curved ceilings, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, pink marble and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade – elements that made it a classic, early 20th century movie palace.

The complete historic restoration is scheduled to wrap up by the end of 2014, and once it is finished, the Theatre will host...

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Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Features the Muppets


Mayor Bloomberg and Kermit the Frog

Tonight's Flicks on the Beach at Coney Island is a special screening for kids (and kids at heart) featuring the Muppets! Stop by and join the fun at West 12th Street with pre-show activities and entertainment starting at 7:00 P.M., and the feature film starting around 8:45pm. Parking will be available at the NY Aquarium.

See this week’s issue of the fun guide newsletter for all happenings in and around the one and only Coney Island!

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Seaside Summer Concert Series at Coney Island


Seaside Summer Concert Series

The 34th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series at Coney Island starts tonight! The concert series is sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and is free and open to the public. This year's lineup features:

  • July 12: Disco Night/Last Dance: A Tribute to Donna Summer, with Gloria Gaynor, The Village People, The Trammps, and Rose Royce
  • July 20: Squeeze and The Romantics
  • July 26: Annual Latino Music by the Sea:
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