Sunday, June 2, 2013

New York.Com Announces Launch Of Its Exclusive Insiders Guide And Booking Resource For 'Everything' New York


Get ready for the only website that helps you discover, plan, and book your New York experience in one place.

High-value domain delivers content and convenience, a unique one-stop shopping experience for Broadway, entertainment, tours, hotels, jobs, real estate and more.

 NewYork.com will kick off its official and much anticipated launch today, debuting the ultimate resource for all things New York with its robust and trustworthy portfolio of information on Broadway, events, hotels, restaurants, attractions, tours, real estate and jobs for native New Yorkers as well as visiting friends, families, and business travelers to connect to everything New York. 

NewYork.com is rich with helpful information and resources that connect visitors and locals with the best that New York has to offer. An experienced editorial team providing exclusive, relevant, decision-making content, along with countless local experts and writers, will share advice, recommendations and insights into why they love this city. There will be a wide range of features, must-read blogs on Broadway, New York happenings, hot spots, what to see and where to go, restaurants, and insider info on all the neighborhoods.

What sets NewYork.com apart is the valuable content and safe and secure booking engine, allowing visitors to buy tickets for activities, events and hotel rooms. Using proprietary technology, an entire vacation can be booked in one simple and convenient transaction on NewYork.com. The booking engine was developed and operated by Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG), one of the nation’s leading online and travel entertainment providers. Through EBG, NewYork.com contracts directly with product partners and serves its clients with call centers that are staffed by travel and entertainment specialists 365 days a year. “We’re confident the new site will quickly become the #1 destination website for New York,” said Brett Reizen, EBG President and CEO.

NewYork.com set out to create a highly integrated view of life in New York with a focus on where to eat, where to live, and where to play.  The site currently features over 45 neighborhoods and connects visitors to New York real estate with over 20,000 listings of condos, apartments, houses and co-op properties, all tied together with a clean, easy-to-navigate design with access to listings, photos, floor plans, street views, videos and descriptions, accompanied by closed sales data, a building directory with over 15,000 buildings and neighborhood snapshots across all 5 boroughs.   Site editors have created unique content focused on living in NY, including real estate trends and insightful tips for navigating your way around the New York real estate market.

NewYork.com has partnered with Zagat, the most trusted voice in the dining world, for its Dining channel, which will feature Zagat ratings and reviews for all restaurants listed in the Zagat’s New York guide. NewYork.com is the only NYC site to provide this information in a way that is easy to access. The Zagat reviews are accompanied by helpful features and blog posts, such as “10 Best 24-Hour Restaurants in New York,” “Secrets to Getting a Hot Table in NYC” and “Brunch Without a Wait.” Restaurant listings on NewYork.com will follow Zagat’s user-friendly format and include fast facts, ratings for Food, D├ęcor, Service and Cost, along with the complete text of the Zagat review.  Users will find everything they ever wanted to know about New York restaurants, including tips and advice to help them navigate the NY dining scene like a pro.

In celebration of the official launch, New York notables from a wide range of industries shared what they love about New York.  Many of the actors, writers, musicians, chefs, and political and business leaders who have made New York a central hub for art, cuisine and culture and contributed to the city’s high voltage excitement, are featured on the site. Some of those who are featured include Mayor Bloomberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Kyle MacLachlan, Fran Drescher, Bonnie Fuller, Jon Secada, Jim Brickman, David Cassidy, Charles Koppelman, Larry King, Ivanka Trump, Matt Damon, Michael Kors, Robert Flack, Tony Shalhoub, and many more. For a full listing go to newyork.com/articles/celebrities-love-this-city/.

In addition, NewYork.com has secured a prestigious array of contributors to keep readers engaged with an ongoing series of features, interviews, interactive franchises, blogs and a video series. Readers will be kept up to date with entertainment writer, David Caplan’s “Plus One” blog, they’ll learn about hot new restaurants with Kathleen Squires’ “The Dish” column, and they’ll always know what’s happening on Broadway with David Sheward’s “Spotlight on Broadway.”
EBG, the company powering NewYork.com is one of the largest privately held travel and entertainment providers in the United States. EBG saved consumers over $34 million in 2012 with exclusive deals and special offers.


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