MANHATTAN — Giants fans hoping to run a victory lap around Boston now have their chance.
Beginning Wednesday, New Yorkers will be able to enter a competition to win a whirlwind trip to Beantown, thanks to a pre-game wager between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Residents 18 and older who live in one of the five boroughs will be able to register beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. by calling 311, texting 311-692 or visiting www.nyc.gov.
The winner and three friends will be treated to a lavish, all expenses-paid super-trip to Boston with four roundtrip tickets on JetBlue, a two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton, and some of the best sites and bites in town.
The long list of prizes include a VIP tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain, box seats at a Bruins or Celtics game at the TD Garden, meals at the Legal Seafoods Harborside and Top of the Hub, tickets to a performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center, a behind-the-scenes-tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, a Duck Tour ride, a VIP tour of the personal diaries of John Adams at the Boston Public Library and a photo with Mayor Menino.
"New York sports teams have a history of cleaning up when they go to Boston — and now our fans will have a chance to do the same," Bloomberg said in a statement when he announced the deal.
"Any New Yorker not too tired from salsa dancing Sunday night will be able to enter an online lottery for the chance to win," he said, referring to star Giants' wide receiver Victor Cruz's touchdown dance.
The deadline for entering will be Friday at 10 a.m., with the winner selected at a yet-to-be determined date.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee made good on his bet with Bloomberg over the weekend, draping one of the city's iconic trolley cars in Giants banners ahead of the Super Bowl.