A chic design hotel, it epitomises old school glamour reflecting the heritage of its famously bohemian neighbourhood, whilst giving guests a taste of living like a ‘real’ New Yorker. Where is it? Situated in the upmarket Manhattan neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, the trendy streets of Soho and Meatpacking district are just a few blocks on either side. The convenient location offers a balance of eclectic nightlife and cultural sights partnered with the sophisticated quieter streets of desirable Greenwich Village. One of New York’s most historic districts, Greenwich Village was considered a bohemian catalyst of culture in the '60s. An open-minded neighbourhood, it attracted an array of artistic individuals and was home to the city’s most creative minds - including Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan. Adjacent to the east and west villages, Greenwich Village is home to the new location of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where the high-line ends … [Read more...] about Walker Hotel Greenwich Village oozes NYC old world charm
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RITA Ora may have partied too hard after this week's MTV Music Video Awards in New York. By Jack Hardwick / Published 23rd August 2018 The Anywhere hit-maker was in the partying mood after winning a Moonman for her collaboration with the late DJ Avicii.Lonely Together picked up the gong for Best Dance – the last single released by the superstar DJ.Dressed in a daring sheer dress, Rita left almost nothing to the imagination as she proudly posed for pictures at Radio City Hall.However, in a post shared on the official Rita Ora Instagram, the 27-year-old admits she cant remember all off the night after partying too hard. Related Articles Strip That Down! Liam Payne films himself NAKED in steamy shower clip Rita Ora says second album 'hasn't been positive' after Jay Z and Calvin Harris hell Liam Payne makes cringeworthy comments about his sexual desires: 'I'm into it, it's good' Alongside a string of pics Britsh singer wrote: "The after after math. Just found … [Read more...] about Rita Ora admits to VMA blackout after boozy night: ‘Don’t remember any of this’
8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
There’s nothing like summer in the city, but when the sun comes out in New York, there’s only one place you want to be – on a rooftop, a glass of frosty rosé in hand. Here’s our pick of the rooftop bars you need to check out the next time you’re in town. Pod 51 Rooftop Deck Think you can’t do rooftop drinking on a budget? Think again. At the top of Pod 51, a funky budget hotel in Midtown, the rooftop deck is kitted out with oversized sun loungers, colourful chairs and a picnic table, and it’s BYO booze. The only catch? It’s open to guests only. Pod 51's deck is BYO booze (Annie Schlechter) Location 230 East 51st Street Details Doubles from $89. Jane Rooftop Bar Terrace Over in the meatpacking district, The Jane Hotel is a joint right out of a Wes Anderson movie, with charming bellhops and vintage décor. In the summer, its rooftop is the place to be, with wicker couches, great views and cocktails for … [Read more...] about 10 of the best New York rooftop bars
If there’s a question I get asked more than any other, it is: “Where should I stay in New York?” The challenge with choosing where to splash out for some shut-eye in the city that never sleeps is that there’s no shortage of places to rest your head – especially since each district of this dynamic city has its own distinct personality, and discerning travellers can now stray from Manhattan’s thoroughfares in almost any direction. I’ve been staying in New York hotels for decades – I grew up on the Upper East Side, and visit twice a year to see family – and although that may make me biased, I think forward-thinking NY hotels are some of the best in the world. Having said that, characterless chains abound, and with NYC being one of the most expensive cities around for accommodation, it’s easy to end up with a dud. So how to sift the wheat from the chaff? Pick a neighbourhood and decide whether you want to … [Read more...] about Hotels in New York: The 10 best places to stay