Leading NYC Entertainment Company Celebrates Exemplary New Yorkers with its Ride of Fame™ Campaign SeriesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY - September 13, 2012: Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus, motorcoach and entertainment company, has announced today that NBA great and Hall of Famer Walt Frazier will be inducted as the next honoree to its prestigious Ride of Fame™ campaign. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, where a custom decal displaying Mr. Frazier's likeness on the front of the vehicle will be unveiled, will take place on Wednesday, September 19th at Pier 78 (455 12th Avenue at 38th Street) 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 and iconic New York establishments, whom they identify as exemplary community figures and entities by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee. "Congratulations to Gray Line on their 100th Anniversary and the Ride of Fame™ campaign," says Walt Frazier. "I would like to thank Gray Line and New York City for this auspicious recognition as an iconic New Yorker in the best city in the world. The Ride of Fame™ campaign proves I'm no longer a legend in my own mind-but my own time." "Mr. Frazier has been a constant contributor to why New York City continues to be the best city in the world," says David W. Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York, "He is our inspiration and also our constant reminder that yes, New York Knicks can and will win a championship." The dedication will include the revealing of Frazier's signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to ride each day moving forward. Gray Line New York's Ride of Fame™ campaign unveils a series of dedications to commendable New Yorkers. Hollywood may have its "Walk of Fame," but now NYC has its own mobile monument to immortalize New Yorkers honored by Gray Line New York for their contributions to making the Big Apple such a great city. Past honorees include: Liza Minnelli, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Richard Dreyfuss, Joe Namath, Rachael Ray, Henrik Lundqvist, Cyndi Lauper, Roger Maris, Marc Anthony, Kenneth Cole and Reggie Jackson. 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 WALT "CLYDE" FRAZIER It's been over 30 years since Walt "Clyde" Frazier retired from playing basketball, but this legendary sports icon shows no signs of slowing down. The star basketball player can be seen at every Knicks game weighing in with solid sports commentary and well-seasoned talking points. Known to the younger basketball generation as a voice of the Knicks, dishing out his trademark rhymes and fashionable styles; blending colors, textures and patterns into a mesh of cool retro and today's latest trends. Frazier added another dimension to his already colorful career. In April, he partnered with Michael Weinstein of Ark Restaurants Corp and opened Clyde Frazier's Wine & Dine in NYC on 10th Ave and 37th street, a celebration of the unique style of Clyde Frazier. Drafted to the NY Knicks in 1967 and their first-round pick, Frazier is one of the most decorated players in the history of the game. Inducted into the basketball Hall Of Fame in 1987, he also holds membership distinction in the Top 50 Players in NBA History and is a seven-time, NBA All-Star. Frazier's career has been a paradigm of diversity. Including his sports commentary, he can be seen in frequently-aired television commercials touting "Just for Men", endorsing the Puma sneaker brand since the 70s and participating in many motivational speaking engagements. The Walt Frazier Foundation was started in 1985 with a mission to help children through mentoring programs and education. It also provides internships to help youngsters get off to a good start in their chosen professions. Walt Frazier has a solid commitment to sharing his expertise with young, future basketball players at his summer camp. Currently, he is at work on his 8th book, which focuses on health and fitness and is a testimony to how he lives his life -- eating healthy, exercising regularly and practicing yoga. Walt Frazier is also a spokesman for the NBA's "Dribble to Stop Diabetes", a national campaign geared towards encouraging fans to be active, make healthy lifestyle choices, and to learn more about diabetes prevention and management. He also works with Belleville Hospital to help bring more awareness about diabetes. He divides his time between NY and St Croix where he owns a main house and is a professional realtor with units for short and long term rental (waltclydefrazier.com). Follow Clyde
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