The once-empty steps outside New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are filling up with visitors. Near the financial area, people again are taking selfies with the Charging Bull of Wall Street.
As pandemic restrictions ease, visitors who left the city’s museums, hotels and other attractions a year ago are now slowly returning. But there is still a long way to go before the city’s Broadway theater area will be filled with international travelers.
Lately, however, the number of hotel guests and museum visitors have increased due to American travelers and those on a one-day trip to the city.
“I’ve always wanted to come to New York, just because I’ve watched the movies,” said Chazmin Fuhrer. A first-time visitor from Concord, California, she came into the city for a few days to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Sitting at a table in Times Square, Fuhrer said she knew it was not as busy as usual, but she was not concerned.
“It’s kind of nice without a lot of…