Category Archives: Top Attractions

Quality Brews from the City

An ice-cold Brooklyn Lager at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg.

There‚Äôs always room for beer and densely populated NYC is no exception. Amongst its crowded streets and skyscrapers, there are two highly acclaimed breweries in the city that welcome visitors, the Chelsea Brewing Company and Brooklyn Brewery. The Chelsea Brewing Company is the brewery closest to our boutique hotel The … Read More

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Free Walking Tours of NYC

A lawn in Central Park with the city skyline in the background.

Some travelers avoid organized tours like the plague, instead preferring to explore new destinations at their own pace. Still, for others, an organized tour can be a great way to pack in a lot of sights and information in a relatively short period of time. What we can all agree … Read More

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Baseball in the Big Apple

The epic Yankee Stadium in NYC.

New York is a baseball town and it has been ever since the Yankees opened shop in the city in 1903. These days the Mets compete for the city’s attention from their newly built stadium in Queens and the Yankees are still going as strong as ever. Travelers to NYC … Read More

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Visiting Carnegie Hall

An orchestra performing on stage at the legendary Carnegie Hall in NYC.

The historic Carnegie Hall was commissioned by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891 and has been one of the world’s premier venues for classical music ever since. It boasts an Italian Renaissance design, which was courtesy of the genius architect William Burnet Tuthill. Though the New York Philharmonic moved to … 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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