Category Archives: New York City

Venture Out to the Bronx

Watching a game at Yankee Stadium.

Think you’ve exhausted the tourist sites in NYC? Well, you can always venture a little further afield to check out the Bronx! The Bronx is the city’s northernmost borough and the only one of the city’s neighborhoods located on the continental mainland. Despite being home to over a million people, … Read More

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Delving into New York’s Art Scene

The Studio of the Art Students League of New York.

On this blog we have covered art museums extensively, and for good reason, as New York is a literal treasure trove of art. But that doesn’t mean all of the city’s artistic gems are concentrated in the hands of the Met, Guggenheim or Moma. If guests of our boutique hotel … Read More

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A Taste of Harlem

The Harlem Chowder is a perfect example of an innovative dish in the neighborhood.

One part of Manhattan that’s mostly overlooked by tourists is uptown’s Harlem. The neighborhood, roughly defined as anything between Central Park and 155th Street, is home to a diverse ethnic mix of Caribbean, African and Latin American denizens. Though once regarded as a rough-and-tumble place, this reputation is no longer … Read More

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A (Cheap) Night at the Museum

Van Gogh's Starry Night at the NYC MOMA.

New York has so many world-class art museums that it can be incredibly expensive to see them all. Thankfully, however, a number of the museums offer special promotions one or two nights of the week, when they lower their prices and stay open late, which, for tourists, is a winning … Read More

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Life on the Upper West Side

The beaux-arts design of the Ansonia on the Upper West Side.

Though it’s hard to imagine now, at one time the Upper West Side was a barren, desolate stretch of Manhattan far removed from the bright lights and happenings of Midtown. The neighborhood began its slow transformation around the turn of the 20th century, beginning with the construction of The Dakota … Read More

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