Tag Archives: Manhattan

Shop around corners

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If you’re in NYC on a weekend, don’t miss what we think might be one of Manhattan’s most exhilarating and unpredictable shopping destinations. It’s called Antiques Garage and it’s open for business only on Saturdays and Sundays. This is a must-see for anyone who loves looking (and looking) for a … Read More

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The Big Apple’s Culinary Big Top

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New York magazine called it “a sprawling gastro-circus,” we call it one of the best reasons to head to Manhattan. It’s Eataly, the gigantic culinary temple to all things Italian, and it’s located just five blocks from our front door (in the old Toy Building, for you locals). The brainchild … Read More

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The Wall Street Experience

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street.

NYC is the global capital of finance and trade, as it is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest, and many of the world’s largest banks also have their headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s Wall Street. For most, visiting Wall Street is just like visiting any other dreary … 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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