The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is trying lots of funky tricks to attract new visitors to The Big Apple. His latest action was his invitation to The Muppets to become New York’s “Family Ambassadors.” Along with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, it seems all The Muppets will be assisting Mayor Bloomberg in encouraging families to tour the city. Kermit plans to hang out in Central Park’s pond, but Miss Piggy will be enjoying a shopping soiree at Tiffany’s. As a team, The Muppets will be promoting some of the great attractions for families in New York, such as kid-friendly restaurants, recreational parks and more. According to statistics from NYC and Company, 15 million family visitors came to New York City in 2011, but there is always room for more.
New York City is definitely doing a lot to attract visitors. And clearly it’s working as Lady Gaga came to the tour the city recently too. But for the Mayor to kiss Miss Piggy, tongues started wagging. However, for Miss Piggy herself, it was all in a day’s work as part of the official New York City Ambassador group, promoting the benefits of the city for family travelers. And Bloomberg used the opportunity of announcing their new role in the city, to make jokes about The Muppets, including how other cities would become “green with envy” on hearing about Kermit’s new position in NYC. And then it was Kermit’s turn to respond and he pointed out that tadpoles have a great time vacationing in New York. Following that the event became a Muppets reunion.