The Big Apple is being stricken from Holiday travel plans as the city is battling an unexplained rash of bedbugs. Famous landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Lincoln Center and Bloomingdale's top the list of places to be avoided even though they aren't among the more heavily infested.
The fact that the blood sucking critters are being spotted at all is enough to cause alarm among potential New York travelers. Many have cancelled their travel plans and this is causing major headaches for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration.
News from The Associated Press: "NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's bedbugs have climbed out of bed and marched into landmarks like the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's and Lincoln Center, causing fresh anxiety among tourists who are canceling Big Apple vacations planned for the height of the holiday season.
Some travelers who had arranged trips to New York say they are creeped out about staying in hotels and visiting attractions as new reports of bedbugs seem to pop up every few days. And officials in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration are concerned about the effect on the city's image and $30 billion tourism industry." Read more about the bedbug's