by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 01, 2017
Following yesterday's New York City terror attack - when a driver plowed a Home Depot rental truck onto the West Side bicycle path and collided with a school bus, killing eight people and injuring 12 - NYC & Company's president and CEO Fred Dixon released the following statement:
"We are deeply saddened by the terrible attack of October 31, and are thankful and reassured by the swift actions of the NYPD and first responders. Our deepest sympathies are with all the victims and their families. It is profoundly disheartening to learn of the five Argentineans and the Belgian who were among those who lost their lives, and other visitors who were injured or affected who were simply here to experience and enjoy this incredible city."
He added, "We condemn this senseless act of violence here and those in other destinations around the globe. We are a strong, united and resilient community. New York City remains a safe and welcoming destination for leisure visitors and meetings delegates, and we encourage travelers to continue with their plans here and elsewhere."