Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that about $24 billion in tourists' dollars had been spent in the Big Apple, making it a banner year for the city's tourism industry. And about 44 million people from both stateside and abroad visited, up from last year's 41 million (we knew it felt more crowded).

And did you know that the United Kingdom is the top foreign country where tourists are coming from? About Hence the city's campaign to encourage Brits and other Europeans to visit New York City: A NYC Open/Book, potential visitors can learn about hotel and airfare discount during the low season for tourists. Most intriguing is this quiz that would show the British how cheap New York City is relative to London. Damn our anemic American dollar!