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
Library Hotel and Aria Hotel Budapest Co-Sponsor 2015 Haiku Challenge!
It is our favorite time of the year again…National Poetry Month! With our 3rd Annual Haiku Challenge under way, we have already received a number of fantastic entries. If you haven’t already, you absolutely must check out the competition! We’re truly hoping that if this year is anything like our challenge in 2013 and 2014, there are many more beautiful, creative, and insightful haiku to come!
Where to get the best burger in The Big Apple
New York City is a foodie’s paradise! Whether you’re craving authentic foreign cuisine or something closer to home, this is the place for you. For me, close to home means a yummy mouthwatering burger. David, the Reservations Manager at Hotel Giraffe, happens to agree! David was born and raised in The Big Apple and he was kind enough to share his favorite places for an American Classic.
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
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
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
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
Up in the Air – Trapeze in NYC
“Forget fear. Worry about the addiction.” -Trapeze School New York What could be more exhilarating than flying through the air alongside the skyline of New York City? We’re hard pressed to think of something. Trapeze School New York(TSNY) offers locals and visitors alike classes in the art of the flying trapeze at three different NYC locations. It’s perfect for travelers as it only takes one class to get you up in the air, although they warn on their website that one
Eat In New York for Under $30!
New York is an expensive place, and dining at some of New York’s best restaurants can come with a hefty price tag. Traveling, hotels, tickets, and of course shopping can all add up. This post will assure you that finding world class cuisine in the Big Apple does not have to break the bank! Step one for finding the perfect meal for two under $30.00; get out of your comfort zone! There is no doubt that Midtown Manhattan is extremely