New York promotes Harlem in new tourism documentary
NEW YORK » New York City wants visitors from around the globe to experience Harlem’s cultural and culinary vibe.
The city’s tourism agency, NYC & Co., is releasing a documentary Wednesday that spotlights the neighborhood’s restaurants, music venues and theaters. They include the famous Apollo Theater and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The short film, www.nycgo.com/video/inside-harlem, is being launched to cities as far away as Shanghai. It’s part of the city’s effort to highlight its diverse and distinct neighborhoods.
The documentary features six Harlem insiders recommending what to see and do after taking the uptown A train.
Henry Ford Museum pops hood on its car collection
DEARBORN, Mich. » Henry Ford Museum is offering visitors a close-up look under the hoods of cars in its automotive collection.
"Engines Exposed" starts Saturday and runs through March 15 at the museum in Dearborn.
For the first time in five years, more than 40 vehicles in the "Driving America" exhibit will have their hoods open, including the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, the 1936 Lincoln Zephyr and the 1916 Woods Dual Hybrid Coupe.
The museum also is offering special presentations on the vehicles in its Douglas Drive-in Theater. And there are hands-on events for young auto fans.
The museum is part of The Henry Ford, a history attraction that includes Greenfield Village. For more information, visit www.thehenryford.org.
U.S. Forest Service forgoes $10M re-branding campaign
GRANTS PASS, Ore. » The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide publicity campaign to brand itself as an agency that cares about people and nature.
The agency was planning on the campaign at a time when it’s struggling to pay for fighting wildfires, maintaining trails and offering timber for sale.
The Forest Service issued a statement Tuesday saying it had not accepted any contract bids and would look for other ways to enhance the public’s access to national forests and understanding about what the agency does.
The agency wouldn’t say why it withdrew the contract.
Andy Stahl, director of the watchdog group Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, says he has heard from about 50 Forest Service employees who opposed the campaign.