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:
The Best Discount Shopping NYC Has to Offer!
We loved taking you on a tour of Luxury Department Stores in New York City, but that’s not the only way to find the finest clothing the Big Apple has to offer! If you know where to go, New York is the BEST place to shop for designer clothing without designer prices. The lovely ladies from Wear2Where have the best recommendations for consignment shopping in NYC. Let the hunt begin for amazing finds at least 50% less than retail!
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
NYC Nightlife for the Gay Traveler
The very social General Manager of the Library Hotel, Robert Rawlins, recently shared some of his favorite go-to spots to enjoy in New York City:
Summer in the City, NYC Style!
Summertime in Manhattan is one of the best times of the year! There are so many wonderful(sometimes free!) events and activities to choose from. If you want to see a play in Central Park, visit historic museums, or enjoy cocktails on a rooftop bar, NYC is the place to be! We’d love for you to join us this summer with your family and friends to experience an amazing summer in NYC! Kate from Hotel Giraffe has graciously compiled a list of some of her favorite ways
If you asked someone to go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn ten years ago, they probably would’ve called you crazy. “Dangerous,” “crime ridden,” “industrious”…these are all words that used to describe Williamsburg. Nowadays, you’re more likely to hear people refer to Williamsburg as “hipster,” “the new Manhattan,” or “trendy.” Williamsburg is no longer a place to avoid when visiting New York City but rather a “must see” on every visitor’s itinerary. Only a short subway ride from the East Village, I encourage everyone
Have a Happy Holiday Season in NYC!
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” – Andy Williams Who doesn’t love the holidays in New York City? Kate, Hotel Giraffe’s Sales Coordinator, sure does! Growing up on Long Island, she has been lucky enough to experience this magical time in NYC since she was a little girl. As we count down the days to the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the kickoff for the holiday season, Kate shares with us a few of her favorite attractions.
Chris Escapes the Room in NYC!
New York City is perfect for Family-Friendly activities, but what about Friend-Friendly activities? Sometimes it’s difficult to plan outings with large groups, whether it be due to differing tastes or that not everyone can fit into that small Jazz club. Escape the Room, NYC’s hottest new attraction, provides an exciting and fun atmosphere for small and large groups alike. Hotel Giraffe’s concierge, Chris Lastra, had the night of his life when he escaped the room last month and was happy to
New York for the History Buff!
New York City is always changing. Every year there are new attractions, buildings and restaurants to delight residents and visitors from all over the world. But don’t be mislead, we are rich with history. While visiting New York travelers can customize their own experience, interweaving our nation’s past, present and future to create the perfect trip. Tim Gerhold, the Front Office Manager at the Library Hotel and a self-proclaimed history buff, shares with us his recommendations for a fun-filled tour of