You used to be able to spot them in midtown and Central Park by their maps and I Love New York shirts.
Now, they climb off buses in the West Village to embark on Sex and the City movie tours, explore Brooklyn by bike (check out this cool guide in the Huffington Post), soak in Times Square from lounge chairs in the middle of Broadway, and may even visit later this month, as part of a city campaign to attract gay and lesbian visitors, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Tourism is getting quirkier than ever -and it's the subject of tonight's installment of Lower East Side Stories. At 6:30 pm in the Museum Shop, acclaimed storytellers James Braly, Peter Aguero, Brad Lawrence and Ophira Eisenberg will share their encounters with (and experiences as) visitors to the Big Apple.
Share your own tourism stories at the event, or here on the blog.