Billy Joel has New York state of mind


NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel has New York State on his mind.

Newsday reports that the singer will be part of the state’s tourism summer ad campaign that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil Wednesday.

In the 30-second video spot Joel says “New York is my home — there’s no place like it in the world.”

He talks about his favorite place — Long Island and its endless beaches, from Long Beach to Montauk to Long Island Sound.

The ad includes shots of the Montauk Point Lighthouse and Joel performing “New York State of Mind” onstage at Madison Square Garden.

The ad is one of a series featuring famous New Yorkers talking about the state.

The tourism campaign will air in New York and other markets across the country. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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