New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
The new travel & entertainment site, NewYork.com, is poised to become the ultimate resource for both visitors and locals alike. Ahead of their official launch, the site’s editors are debuting their “Secrets of New York City” series, which reveals insider info and little known facts about some of the most well-known New York City locations. From hidden gems in iconic museums to conspiracy theories surrounding the Statue of Liberty, NewYork.com takes you to all the places you thought you knew and unlocks secrets unknown to even the most seasoned New Yorkers.
With 5 million visitors walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art each year, few are aware of the whopping $45 million spent by the museum on the painting of Duccio’s “Madonna and Child” in 2004, making it the single most expensive piece in the entire museum, as exposed in Secrets of the Met. We also discover that the infamous “Les Demoiselles D’Avignon by Picasso cost the museum a mere $24,000 in 1937. From Monet’s “Water Lillies” to a controversial mixed media eagle, NewYork.com reveals 13 fascinating Secrets of the MoMA.
While the Statue of Liberty has been fictitiously destroyed in over 30 movies, it actually did fall victim to German saboteurs on July 30, 1916, when a blast from explosives being stored for shipment to Allied forces in World War I at Black Tom Island penetrated the Statue of Liberty’s skirt and torch. The arm and torch have been since closed off to visitors, though few have ever known the reason. NewYork.com details the various little-known origins of the statue and Liberty Island in Secrets of the Statue of Liberty.
NewYork.com, serving both New York locals and visitors to the city, plans to release more additions to the series, working with popular locations to uncover interesting tidbits and undiscovered facts and giving New Yorkers a new reason to look a little harder at the city that they think they know so well.
“This series is fun because it reveals facts and stories that you never would have guessed about the city’s most popular places—but it’s also incredibly useful because it tips off folks to hidden gems and the best ways to approach these places. Often, these are details that even longtime New Yorkers don’t know,” said NewYork.com Site Director, Laura Michonski. “That’s what NewYork.com is all about, sharing the best parts of the city from a different perspective to help you get the most out of being here—whether you live here or are visiting from out of town.”
NewYork.com is designed to be the online destination for travel, entertainment, dining, real estate and job needs, as well as innovative, trusted and fresh local New York-focused content. The site bridges unique and informative content with commerce—giving locals and visitors a trustworthy and convenient platform to book accommodations, the most popular and high-demand events, attractions and shows for the best value in one singular, seamless and convenient transaction.
As the ultimate resource for anything and everything New York, NewYork.com offers the most robust portfolio of information on hotels, entertainment, attractions, tours, dining and more, all in one place. With partners like Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Discovery Times Square, NBC Studio Tour, New York Pass, New York Water Taxi, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Annie, Cinderella, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man, Wicked, Kinky Boots, and Phantom of the Opera, NewYork.com is committed to offering both locals and visitors the best of what New York has to offer. The site is unique in that it provides consumers with a single booking engine to purchase the most popular and high-demand events, activities and Broadway shows along with relevant information about working, playing and exploring in New York. NewYork.com is operated by EBG, one of the nation's leading online travel and entertainment providers.