New York City's Tourism by Gotham Gazette Staff, Jun 26, 2006 Twitter Texas native Christopher McCarthy said he came to New York City with the typical tourist's skepticism about New Yorkers. But he warmed up to the city on a recent visit here. "Everyone has their stereotypes of being cold and heartless," he said. "I've only felt warm feelings from everyone." McCarthy's comments might come as a surprise -- he almost died after being stabbed in the heart on the subway during a recent trip. But then again, McCarthy's attitude is an increasingly common one. More tourists came to New York last year than ever before, and 44 million are expected to come in 2006, breaking the record again. And if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, even more out-of-towners will be coming here soon. Here is a photographic look at the city's tourism industry. Â Tweet Editor's Choice Everything Dot NYC Council 2.0: Rules Reform Outlines Next Steps in Open Data Overdue & Over Budget, Capital Projects Roll On Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.