MIAMI SLICE

One sure sign that things are slowly getting back to normal in New York City is the return of the bizarre to Times Square.

Last week was National Tourism Week, and New Yorkers were treated to “a slice of Miami,” courtesy of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The “slice” was actually an enormous Plexiglas rectangle, containing sand, palm trees, bikini-clad beachgoers and the odd salsa dancer.

The promotion was the brainchild of Miami’s Tur kel Schwartz & Partners and kicked off a campaign titled, “Only in Miami.”

The “placement” at Broadway and 46th Street was apparently well-targeted: Residents of the New York metro area con tinue to flock to South Florida beaches and tourist attractions. Last year, more than 1.1 million New Yorkers made the trek, according to bureau figures.