In August, fewer than 400,000 international passengers arrived at Kennedy, down 89 percent from the more than 3.5 million in the same month last year.
The occupancy rate for hotels is about 40 percent, a decrease from more than 80 percent in August 2019.
She added: “I’m getting to see another side of things, which is these people from around here that have never been in a place like Ripley’s.
I like seeing New Yorkers being able to see what New York has to offer, without tourists getting in the way.
But now, we need that balance of both.”It’s Wednesday — enjoy what New York has to offer.