The Muppets Named New York City’s Official Family Ambassadors

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Muppets are taking Manhattan, again!

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has recruited Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo the Great, Pepe the King Prawn and the rest of the gang as family ambassadors this year in his campaign to bring more visitors to the city.

“The Muppets believe in dreaming big – just like New Yorkers,” Bloomberg said. “Extending the NYC Family Ambassador program beyond the summer and for the entire year will aid us in attracting more family visitors year round and therefore help us reach our goal of attracting 55 million visitors to New York City annually by 2015.”

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

The Muppets will encourage families to travel to the Big Apple to dine, shop and play.

“I’ve loved New York ever since I arrived in its harbor and saw that the Statue of Liberty is green. What a welcome!” said…

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