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Walking Figures, More Tourists Set to Invade NYC

TURTLE BAY—A series of statues by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz will be on view through September 2012 at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, at Second Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan. The bronze statues are titled Walking Figures, 2009 and stand 8 1/2 feet tall. [Curbedwire Inbox]

NEW YORK—Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city has a goal of generating $70 billion in economic impact from travel and tourism by 2015, with a special focus on attracting international visitors. It's believed that such an increase would add 30,000 jobs to the city's workforce. [Curbedwire Inbox]