This year, the strong euro has allowed Europeans to travel to the United States for half of their Christmas shopping. According to the Department of Tourism, the city was visited by about 1.3 million foreigners.
Philip Kasinits, culture researcher and historian from Hunter College, New York University, said that tourists never welcomed in this town, but this year they are not particularly fond of. And to blame the strong euro. Because now it costs about one dollar, the number of foreigners who came to New York for Christmas shopping is much more than usual.
Tourists occupy the sidewalks, moving too slowly, a sudden stop to look at the sights, standing in long lines at restaurants and cafes McDonald & # 39; s Starbucks and take at least five minutes to make an order in English.
As reported by "Inopressa" referring to the "New York Times", this year, all stores sell all his goods at half price. At least that's what Europeans think. Meanwhile, some stores began to accept euros along with dollars.
Local residents are unhappy with tourists, despite the fact that last year they have invested in the city's economy is almost $ 25 billion. A few days ago a rag, "New York Post" published a malicious instruction for New Yorkers under the heading "What are the areas of the city yet away from the tourists are free."
By the way, the government of New York plans to allow the Dutch company to build an amazing park on Governors Island in New York. They expect that this place – quite different from the urban landscape, and as close to nature. But tourists will certainly be visiting this place as …