New York, NY- July 19, 2010
: Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announced today that Hollywood icon and native New Yorker, Whoopi Goldberg, will be honored as a "Ride of Fame" dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Goldberg unveils her own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with her likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place at 320 W. 66th Street (at Freedom Place) on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
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.
Whoopi Goldberg states, "In Hollywood, people can walk on my star or put their handprints in mine. They can cruise me around the world as Godmother of a luxury liner. And now, I can be ridden around the greatest city on earth. So far, there is no Air Whoopi, nor can you fly me to the moon...but I'm working on that."
"As an exceptionally accomplished comedienne, actress, television host and activist, Ms. Goldberg embodies the essence of a truly remarkable New Yorker," says David Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. "It is an absolute honor for us to dedicate one of our buses to her. Ms. Goldberg can now add her very own Gray Line New York bus to her grand collection of awards including her Grammy, seven Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar."
The dedication will include the revealing of Whoopi'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 monthly dedication with future commendable New Yorkers to follow.