We’ve all heard that New York City is the city that never sleeps. Could it be because of all the bright lights that surround us throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning? Times Square has always been the first to come to mind when people speak of the glow of Manhattan. It wasn’t until I moved into a quaint third floor walk up in Williamsburg that that conception had changed for me. The Empire State Building was right there, staring me in the face from my bedroom window. Her ever changing glow was intriguing and quickly became something I couldn’t wait to see every evening. Each combination of colors is lit to signify a holiday or special event. What an amazing way to let New Yorkers and honorary New Yorkers (tourists) in on each of these events.Continue Reading
“New York, New York! It’s a helluva town!” New York City is known for many different things, but I would say New York is most famous for their amazing Broadway musicals and plays. Whether you are looking to see a New York Classic such as On the Town and the Lion King, or you would rather an ‘adults only show’ like Cabaret or Kinky Boots, there are many different ways to purchase these tickets. Library Hotel Collection would love to help you find the best ways to get tickets to the show!
Hotel Giraffe’s Reservations Manager, Steve, takes us on a quick tour of the West Village Jazz scene. A Wisconsinite and lover of everything jazz, Steve offers his favorite places that gave him the feel of home when he first arrived in New York City:
We adore the bright lights of Times Square and the magic of Broadway, but tucked away in the West Village are some wonderful lesser known attractions that I love recommending. The West Village is home to NYU and the fully completed High Line, but did you know it also plays host to some of the most famous Jazz musicians in the world?
In dimly lit clubs throughout the neighborhood, the only sounds piercing the room are that of talent finely tuned through decades of practice. The number of clubs is plentiful here, so I have listed below a quick guide to three of my favorites.