NYC at a Glance


Number of major feature film production companies: 25

Number of films that shot last year: 174

Number of shooting days 2001: 18,096

Number of film and video stages/studios in NY metro area: 100

Square feet of stage/studio space: 800,000

27 of the top 36 ad agencies are located in NYC


Number of Broadway shows currently running: 25

Number of Broadway theaters: 38

Approximate number of off-Broadway performance spaces: 125

Approximate off and off-off Broadway shows annually: 1,200

2001 theater ticket grosses season to date: $222,338,348

2002 theater ticket grosses season to date: $245,609,495


Domestic visitors to NY in 2001: 29.5 million

Domestic visitors spending in NY: $8.809 billion in 2001

  • 10% drop since $9.7 billion in 2000

International visitors to NY in 2000: 6.8 million, in 2001: 5.7 million, projected for 2002: 5.8 million

New York City population in 2001: 8,008,278

Number of hotel rooms (end of 2001): 66,500

NYC hotel occupancy in 2000: 84.6%, in 2001: 74.0%, in 2002 : 70%

NYC hotel average daily room rate in 2000: $237, in 2001: $206, in 2002: $187

Source: PKF Consulting

Eating establishments: 18,000

Average cost of a dinner in 2002 (drink, tax, tip included): $36.95

New restaurant openings in 2002 (Zagat Survey): 186

Source: Zagat’s Survey

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