After catching heat for the slow-plowing of the outer boroughs, Mayor Bloomberg did some damage control yesterday, trekking out to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to deliver good news about rising revenues and job creation from record tourism numbers. A cynic might note that these disproportionately benefit the mayor's home borough - anyone know where to find a borough-breakdown of tourism's impact? - but in this economy, you're not going to find ILFA complaining about creating jobs and bringing in spend-happy tourists. Meanwhile, local blogger Gregory Malcolm of Why I Love Brooklyn provides a home-grown tour, above.
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