Cyndi Lauper - 7th Honoree on "Ride of Fame"    

New York, NY – January 25, 2011: Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announced today that American singer/song-writer, Grammy Award winner and native New Yorker, Cyndi Lauper, will be honored as a Ride of Fame dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Lauper unveils her own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with her likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on Thursday, January 27th at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY) at 3:00 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, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.

Lauper states, “I’ve gotten to show the world my true colors since the beginning of my career, and now the world will see my face as it passes by on a Gray Line New York double decker bus. It is an honor that I am exceptionally proud to accept.”

“A true icon since the early 80s, Cyndi Lauper has been singing about being yourself, something that most New Yorkers live by,” 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. Now, Ms. Lauper can ‘drive all night’ in her very own Gray Line New York bus.”

The dedication will include the revealing of Lauper’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. Hollywood may have its ‘Walk of Fame,” but now New York has its own mobile monument to immortalize New Yorkers honored by Gray Line New York for their contributions to making New York a great city.


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