The NY Times has Jennifer Steinhauer, recently released from the clutches of City Hall, look at the rash of British tourists visiting our fair city. Reasons for coming include the weak dollar (there are some things foreigners and New Yorkers can thank President Bush for), the fine drinks at NY watering holes, Macy's, the fact that we sorta speak the same language, and T.G.I. Friday's - everything that makes this city great. A spokesperson for the British Association of Travel Agents says:

"We have all seen Woody Allen movies and Sex and the City and NYPD Blue. So you think it is an exciting place you have to go to. We don't hear that it is particularly dirty or unsafe. They know it is a big city and it is going to be loud and noisy and that is all O.K."

Well, Gothamist has seen Brideshead Revisited, The Office, Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Mike Leigh and Richard Curtis films, Blow-Up and Benny Hill, and we love you, too, Britain.

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