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BlogStaff Picks

For the latest in nightlife hotspots, local area attractions, cultural festivities, and annual events in New York City, our Staff Picks showcase the best of what’s happening in NYC.

  • Discover the Hidden Gems of the LES

    November brings with it sweater weather, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, majestic autumn leaves, and crisp breezes to a city packed to the brim with one-of-a-kind experiences....

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  • Gear up for Open House NYC

    Have you ever wanted to peek behind the doors of over 250 buildings in New York City that are usually off-limits? So have we. Fortunately, between October 12th-14th you may have an opportunity to experience the hidden side of NYC....

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  • A Perfect Day in Central Park

    Spend a day in New York City's landmark park which was established in 1857, and draws over 40 million visitors a year. Experience the lush green oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle for a perfect day in Manhattan. ...

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  • Take a Walk Over Iconic Brooklyn Bridge

    Take advantage of our fantastic location to partake in adventurous walking tours of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Explore the eclectic shopping of the Lower East Side before strolling over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge while snapping soul-stirring shots of the city, including the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. ...

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  • Explore New York Like an Insider

    Manhattan brims with boundless energy during summertime, thus creating an endless list of things to do. Don’t waste precious vacation time planning where to go. Let us do the hard work. Choose from any of these quintessential New York City activities to spruce up your NYC vacay. ...

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  • Free Summer Movies in Bryant Park

    Live out your favorite romantic comedy by heading to Bryant Park for a romantic night under the stars. Nothing is as quintessentially New York as watching an al fresco movie surrounded by the liveliness of Manhattan while reciting your favorite retro lines to nostalgic films....

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  • David Bowie Is, at the Brooklyn Museum

    Travel across the bridge for a brilliant retrospective. David Bowie Is draws from the artists private archives and illustrates an enigmatic caricature of the revolutionary life and career of David Bowie. Spend a day exploring the prolific but not exhaustive collection of 400 objects, 60 iconic costumes, 85 handwritten lyric sheets, and 100 specialty items that are all unique to the Brooklyn exhibition. ...

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  • Enhance Your Vacation with Robbins 100 at the New York City Ballet

    The 2018 spring ballet season is here and we are thrilled. This year, the New York City Ballet is celebrating the centennial of one of their co-founders Jerome Robbins. ...

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  • 5 Interesting Facts About New York City

    New York City is a sprawling cosmopolitan with secret nooks and histories. We rounded up some interesting facts to keep in mind while sightseeing. ...

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  • Try Something Different: Become a Chocolatier for Valentine’s Day

    This Valentine’s Day think outside the box by trying something new and novel. After all, the couple that learns together stays together. Book a class at Tache, located just steps from our hotel, for a fun day of cooking and sampling....

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  • New Year’s Resolutions to Enhance Your NYC Vacation

    Start the new year off with these three steadfast resolutions that will have you enjoying New York like never before. ...

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  • Experience the Magic: Visiting NYC During The Holidays.

    Short days and long nights make the holiday lights of New York City even more magical during the wintertime. Witness first hand what draws visitors from across the globe to the Big Apple every December....

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  • Drinking Your Way Around the Lower Eastside (LES)

    Visiting NYC and not sure what to do? Don’t worry, let us be your guide. Fortunately, you are staying in one of the hottest areas in town. Our local bars have visitors flocking from all over Manhattan craving expertly curated drink menus. Check out our top three: ...

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  • Your Guide to Brunching in NYC

    Brunching is a quintessential NYC activity and the Lower East Side has some of the chicest eateries in town. Venture out for an unforgettable meal just blocks from our hotel. ...

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  • The Finest in Retail Therapy

    Shopping and New York City go hand-in-hand, but why venture to 5th Avenue when you can explore unique high-end boutiques just blocks from our hotel. Return home with sophisticated gifts only you will have. There are thousands of boutiques in Manhattan, but these are our favorites:...

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  • An Art Lovers Day in the Lower East Side

    The Lower East Side is a world-famous incubator for creativity and talent. Popular amongst the stylish and cultured, it’s the ideal place for high-quality galleries to exhibit up-and-coming artists. Spend a perfect NYC day exploring the local downtown scene and museums. ...

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