Then and now..

The Roosevelt Hotel.  Then and now.

I always find vintage photos of New York to be fascinating. It’s interesting to see how things have changed and grown over the years. We recently took a new photo of the exterior of The Roosevelt Hotel from the same angle as an image from 1924 and I just think it’s a perfect representation of the traditional and historic value that we, as a hotel, offer.

If your interested in vintage New York City photographs, check out this great website!

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Made for the Movies


From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Ghostbusters to Sex in the City, there is no doubt that New York City is made for the movies. Now you can tour some of these locations of film and television with the launch of “Made in NY: Walking Tours of Film and Television Locations in New York City.” These free and downloadable podcast tours offer a fun way to learn the history of NYC movie and TV location shooting. Each podcast is approximately an hour in length and starts and ends at a subway station (so that you can talk the walk someday on your own!).

If you’re really into film or TV and want to take a complete guided tour, you can always check out On Location Tours.

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Downtown Cookout


If you live in New York City, chances are you don’t have a yard, let alone a barbecue or a grill. Good thing the country’s top pit masters make their way to the the big city to grill us some delicious goodies.

Every June, Madison Square Park hosts the Big Apple Barbecue Festival where you can dig into all kinds of barbecued treats, like ribs, pulled pork and brisket, all while enjoying live music and other activities. Be sure to come on an empty stomach and some cash in your pocket. It’s free to get in, but will cost you $8.00 a plate. If your up for it, get yourself a $100 Fastpass and skip all the lines.

Big Apple Barbecue Festival
June 13-14, 2009
Madison Square Park, NYC

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