New York, NY - September 6, 2011:Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, has announced that singer-songwriter, actor, producer and New York icon, Marc Anthony, will be honored as a Ride of Fame dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Anthony unveils his own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on Thursday, September 8th at Pier 78 (West 38th Street at 12th Avenue) at 12 pm EST.
Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its Ride of Fame campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.
"Marc Anthony is a true ambassador of Latin music and culture," says David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "With all of his accomplishments and ties to this great city, we are honored to induct Mr. Anthony into the Ride of Fame."
The dedication will include the revealing of Anthony's signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to вЂњrideвЂќ each day moving forward. Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame campaign unveils a monthly dedication with future commendable New Yorkers to follow. Hollywood may have its "Walk of Fame, "but now New York has its own mobile monument to immortalize New Yorkers honored by Gray Line New York for their contributions to making New York a great city.
Past honorees include: Liza Minnelli, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachael Ray, New York Ranger, Henrik Lundqvist, Cyndi Lauper and legendary New York Yankee, Reggie Jackson.
For more information on Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame campaign, please visit, Ride of Fame Page. For more information on Gray Line New York and its tours, please visit www.newyorksightseeing.com.
ABOUT GRAY LINE NEW YORK
Since 1926, Gray Line New York is the source for NYC's best double-decker bus and deluxe motorcoach tours. This company operates the signature deluxe double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus tours that include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night loops, as well as fully escorted foreign language motorcoach city tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian. Gray Line New York's one-day excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Woodbury Common premium shopping outlet mall are visitors' favorites too.
In addition, this tour company sells tickets to all major New York City attractions and has specialists trained to assist individuals, groups, and charter sales. Independently managed and operated, Gray Line New York is ENTERTAINMENT.
ABOUT MARC ANTHONY
Marc Anthony has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time. He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The list of Grammy accolades began with a 1998 Grammy for Best Latin/Tropical Performance for "Contra La Corriente," followed with a 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year for "Dimelo". Marc has also established a highly credible acting résumé and may be seen in Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999); opposite Selma Hayak in the Showtime original film, "In the Time of the Butterflies" (2001); and appears with Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken in director Tony Scott's "Man On Fire" (2004). He also appeared in the 1997 Paul Simon musical, "The Capeman." Marc Anthony starred as the Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Héctor Lavoe, with Jennifer Lopez as Puchi, in the biopic, "El Cantante," directed by Leon Ichaso. The Dolphins minority owner, was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. in September 2009.
May 2010 marked the release of his new production titled "Iconos" (Icons), an all ballad Spanish album produced by Marc Anthony and Julio Reyes including eight titles of his favorite balladeers and two original songs both written by Julio Reyes and Marc Anthony. This summer Marc returned to the TNT series "HawThorne" with Jada Pinkett-Smith, will be touring in the U.S. and his new luxury line for Kohl's will be available in the market this fall.