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“A bad day in New York is still better than a good day anywhere else.” Just ask Carrie or the other 8 million people in NYC. We are off to NY to discover everything new and happening–along with the perfect place to rest your head. As if you will ever sleep in NY.
Does being married or single influence Where2Stay? Do you want your hotel hip & modern (perfect for singles (S), or quiet & elegant (perfect for married (M))? Sometimes you want to “marry” the two. (MS)
Where2Stay – The Library Collection Hotel’s – Offering fantastic value, unparalleled service & amenities (all offer free WiFi, complimentary breakfast, wine & hors d’oeuvres) befitting a 5 star hotel. Who says nothing in New York is free?
The Library Hotel – In Midtown, ideal for those who read–we know you exist! Enjoy books in your room or head to their free reading room. Have a romantic getaway in the special “Love” room with private terrace overlooking Madison Ave. An oasis awaits in their rooftop poetry garden & terrace. (M/S)
Elysee Hotel –Location, location…Romantic & elegant, located on 54th St between Madison Ave and Park just steps away from the Madison Ave shops! Offering free passes to NY Sports Club, water, Belgian chocolate & comfy but elegant rooms, its NYC at its best. Traveling alone? Dine at the famous Monkey Bar Restaurant. You never know who you’ll meet! Turn heads here wearing a Saint Laurent Biker Jacket (M/S)
Casablanca Hotel – Steps away from New York’s phenomenal tourist attraction- Times Square! This boutique, European-style hotel is great for couples on a romantic vacation and families. Escape from the hustle & bustle of New York to the upstairs exclusive club room, Rick’s Café. (M)
Hotel Girafee —Embodies the grace of a giraffe! In Manhattan’s hottest new neighborhood-Nomad! Visit their unique rooftop garden. Great value. *Speaking of NoMad it’s the newest area to meet men! (S)
Where2Dine – Newest hits
Gato – Celeb chef Bobby Flay does it again w/ Mediterranean cuisine. Toro – warehouse, meatpacking district, loud, fantastic Spanish tapas; it saves you a trip to Barcelona! General Assembly – Quality Meat & Italian owners brings farm to table dining. Try Claudette for Provencal cooking, Batard for those who wish to actually dine (another Drew Nieporent hit & Bar Primi, a hit from day one in the Bowery. Head to the East Village for the edgy, hip and cool.
Where2Play – Whether day or night there is always a place to go! From Bergdorf Goodman, to Jeff Koons at the Whitney to the Split Rocker in Rockerfeller Center – it never ends.
Gilded Lily – Once a private club, now open to the public. Down a freight elevator this gold dusted club offers a sunken dance floor. Wednesday night is “Feel Up” where Paul Sevigny and other NY celebs can be found. Look for sister Chloe.
Grand Banks – Lower anchor on the hottest new Oyster Bar in New York City. Sail along on the last of fleets of schooners that sailed the Grand Banks.
Sheltering Sky – The new hot place Brooklyn. Formerly known as the King & Grove Williamsburg, the McCarren Hotel has created The Rooftop Bar. Sit back, relax, enjoy the view.
Madison Avenue is loaded with hidden gems and consignment shops. Stroll to our favorite store Michael’s, in business for over 60 years. Affordable designer labels! Stop by Encore, the first consignment store to open in the USA. Expect to find everything from Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander Wang and Rick Owens. Visit Roundabout’s newest location on Madison and 82nd.
New Store Openings – The Bay Plaza Mall: first shopping mall to open in the NYC area in almost 40 years, set to open on August 14th, Georgia NYC, small boutique with a wide selection of vintage women’s clothing, La Petite Mort, Lower East Side, vintage shirts that are now becoming collector’s items
Upcoming Events – New York Salsa Festival – August 27-September 1st; Spring Fashion Week – September 4th-11th, Burlesque Festival – September 25th-28, four nights of dancing, feathers & lace!
Broadway – Check out Disgraced and The Real Thing opening in October!
Notable Openings: Park Hyatt – Dig deep because this hotel will set you back. Ideal location 57th St. and 6th Ave. Sophisticated & elegant. Opening in the fall: Baccarat Hotel – across from MOMA on 53rd and 6th. Imagine the crystal -For those seeking glamor, celebration, seduction & intimacy. SLS Park Avenue – in the heart of the trendy Nomad neighborhood (S)