Faces & Names: Crystal touts New York tourism after SandyBilly Crystal is going to bat for his New York hometown following the pummeling it took from Superstorm Sandy.
Billy Crystal is going to bat for his New York hometown following the pummeling it took from Superstorm Sandy.
The comedian and “When Harry Met Sally” actor has made a television commercial telling tourists to visit Long Beach, just east of New York City.
Long Beach was among many Northeast communities devastated by the late October storm. Its 2-mile-long boardwalk was destroyed, and hundreds of homes were damaged.
Crystal appears in a TV ad trumpeting “Long Beach is Open for Business.”
City officials say Crystal appeared in the ad for free and last month made a $1 million donation for rebuilding efforts.
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