BBQ By The Borough
With Memorial Day upon us, we have barbecue on our minds! There’s simply no better way to kick off the summer season than with sunshine, family and friends, and a good old fashioned cookout. But while those of us staying around NYC this weekend may not be able to fire up a grill and whip up our own feast, there’s nothing stopping us from indulging at some of the best BBQ spots in town! Here are our favorite BBQ restaurants in
Learning is Fun if You’re a Kid in NYC!
New York City, with endless entertainment choices for adults from Broadway, to shopping on Fifth Avenue, to the splendiferous nightlife scene, it is easy to fill a week or weekend, but what about trips to the ‘Big Apple’ with the kids? New York is chock-full of places to discover for simultaneous entertainment and education. Let’s take a look at 10 amazing places to take the entire family!
Celebrate the Flowers of NYC
If April showers bring May flowers, then NYC must be in for some extraordinary gardens this year! It may not exactly feel like spring in the city yet, but that’s not stopping us from venturing to our favorite gardens this month for a hint of spring as we await warmer weather. Here are a few of our favorite events offering the best mix of flowers and fun for any occasion, from a family-friendly afternoon to a romantic date night:
Spring in Central Park
New York City is famous for the hustle and bustle of its fast-paced city life, but centrally located in the middle of Manhattan is 843 acres of serenity: more commonly known as Central Park. Spring is finally here and there is no better time than now to get away from concrete and taxis to relax on a green lawn surrounded by natural beauty. If you’ve never been to Central Park, here are a few fun things to experience this spring:
I Love, You Love, We All LOVE NYC!
Paris is the city of love…yeah yeah yeah. I say NYC takes the cake on this one! Think of all the movies and romantic things that can be done here and Paris has what, the Eiffel Tower? If you’re planning a weekend getaway with The One you love, there is no better place than New York! Now, because there really are so many lovey-dovey things you two can get into in this city, I’ve narrowed it down to the most
Five Favorite 24 Hour Restaurants in New York City
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, so naturally, we need access to food around the clock! When you have those pesky late-night cravings we know your tummy’s are rumbling for delicious food. Pizza and diners just won’t do. You are craving something different, something filling and you want to sit down and enjoy your meal rather than standing over a counter. When visiting Manhattan, there are so many things to do and see that you
Meet the Staff: Mike Reichert, Hotel Giraffe
At the Library Hotel Collection, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a wonderfully enthusiastic team. Mike Reichert, the front office manager at Hotel Giraffe, is no exception to this rule. Guests frequently observe how happy our staff is and Mike has a large hand in that. His personality is infectious. He’s a great leader and he always has a joke to brighten your mood. In his 8+ years with our company Mike has trained future front office managers, reservations managers and directors of sales.
Why We Love the Monkey Bar at the Hotel Elysee
You’ve already learned why we love Madison & Vine and Bread & Tulips, but did you know the Hotel Elysee is home to the famous Monkey Bar, an NYC staple since the 1930’s? The storied Monkey Bar located just off Hotel Elysee’s lobby is a must do for anyone visiting New York. In its current incarnation, both the bar and restaurant play off their infamous histories to the delight of all who enter. Once inside you immediately feel that old New
Meet the Desk: Graig Sammis, Hotel Elysee
For the first ‘Meet the Desk’ segment of National Blog Posting Month, Hotel Elysee interviewed their Front Office Manager, Graig Sammis. Graig has been with LHC Collection for over five years now and worked his way up from Guest Service Agent to Front Office Manager at both the Elysee and Library Hotel. Graig shares a bit of his background with us and his experiences working at Library Hotel Collection! Tell us a little about yourself, where are you from originally? Depending on
Food on Wheels? NYC’s Newest Food Craze!
Cuisine from mobile canteens have come a long way since the Hot Dog truck parked along side of the gas station. Now, many of these delectable catering trucks resemble restaurants on wheels! From lobster to waffles and everything in between, they offer the New Yorker and the New York visitor so many options in food. Even celebrity chef, David Burke joined the hype this year at the USOpen when he served up Lobster Rolls from the driver’s seat! Our top