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The Muppets take Manhattan

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, sits beside Kermit the Frog during the New York Yankees home opener baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium in New York on April 13.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC and Company, the city’s tourism and marketing organization, announced April 13 that the Muppets will act as the New York City’s official family ambassadors for the next year. The Muppets will encourage family travel to the Big Apple by highlighting the best ways for families to experience the city.  The mayor appeared at a news conference with the Muppets and was later joined by Kermit the Frog at the New York Yankees home opener baseball game at Yankee Stadium.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg kisses Muppet Miss Piggy as Kermit the Frog looks on during a news conference on April 13 in New York City.

 

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