Big Apple Circus Opens Today!

Big Apple Circus!

Pack up the kids, the circus is back in town!

Aside from being New York’s home team circus, the Big Apple Circus has always provided New Yorkers with a unique entertainment experience.

This year, Bello Nock, the daredevil clown and one of America’s true circus treasures, is back after a nine year hiatus. He’s been a big star all over the world ever since and was named “America’s Best Clown” by Time Magazine.

Some of the other performers include Curatolas, the acrobatic duo from Italy; the Aniskin Troupe, a trampoline and flying trapeze act from Russia; the electrifying equestrians Christine Zerbini and Sultan Kumisbayev; the Spanish juggler Picaso Jr., who avoids making a meal out of five ping-pong balls by puffing them out of his mouth and then catching them all over again; the Chinese contortionists The Long Brothers, among many other sensational performers, including the Big Apple Circus’ resident clown, Barry Lubin, as the irrepressible Grandma.

Opening today, the Big Apple Circus will fill the tents at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park with fun and laughter!  The show will stay in town until January 18th and tickets are available through or by calling (888) 541-3750.  You can also stay updated by becoming a fan of the Big Apple Circus Facebook page.

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The Roosevelt Hotel was named after the 26th President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. The name seemed appropriate to the architects of the hotel who designed the building style in honor of Roosevelt’s fondness for early American colonial times.

To honor the birthday of our namesake, The Roosevelt Hotel New York will be hosting another Twitter contest for a very exclusive hotel room rate. You may remember the last contest we hosted for the hotel’s 85th anniversary just a few weeks ago. It was such a success (and a lot of fun!) that we decided to do it again!

On Teddy’s birth date, October 27th, we will be posting two separate quiz questions about the life and times of President Roosevelt. The first five (5) correct answers will win a VERY special room rate at The Roosevelt Hotel New York.

Here are the rules:

• Contest will be held on Roosevelt’s birthday (10/27/09)
• Trivia Question 1 (2:00pm/ Eastern): A question will be posted on Twitter @RooseveltNYC about Teddy Roosevelt. The first five (5) people to respond with the correct answer will win a hotel rate of $18.58 in honor of the year Roosevelt was born.
• Trivia Question 2 (2:30pm/ Eastern): A second chance will be offered in the same was as question 1. The first five (5) people to respond to this question correctly will win a hotel rate of $26.00 (Teddy was the 26th President)
• Answer must be sent as an @ reply to the hotel @RooseveltNYC
• Winners must be a follower of @RooseveltNYC
• All winning rooms are Deluxe Rooms
• Rates are based on availability. Black out dates may apply. These rates are offered for a three (3) night maximum and do not include sales tax. Must be booked by 12/31/09 and consumed by 3/31/10. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Click here for official rules and here for our policy.

Time to pick up the history books and get to know your 26th president! We will be tweeting fun facts about Teddy all this month to get ready for his birthday so be sure to follow us on Twitter @RooseveltNYC

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New Yorker Festival: October 16-18, 2009

The New Yorker Festival 2009

The New Yorker Festival is celebrating its 10th year this Fall. From October 12-18, this three day festival brings together some of the world’s most talented and distinguished people in the fields of literature, art, film, music, humor, business, food, politics, design, and science.

Last year the festival offered the amazing Political Humor panel with Jim Downey, Allison Silverman, and Todd Hanson, as well as the interview with comedian Stephen Colbert. It’s quite a line-up to live up to, but there are some great events in 2009.

Some of the highlights that I am looking forward to this year is the Rachel Maddow interview with Ariel Levy, Mad Med: Truth in Advertising, Jason Schwartzman talks with Richard Brody and a visit from a few of the Wainwrights (Loudon III and Rufus).

For a complete schedule of events, visit or click here. You can also get up to the minute details by following their Twitter feed: @NewYorkerFest.

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Fall Friendly Nights at mad46

Fall Friendly Nights at mad46!

It’s been getting a little chilly out here in NYC, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a rooftop martini! You can still enjoy mad46 by visiting our (very warm) indoor lounge. Just opened this season, the indoor space offers an escape from the cold while still offering the views of midtown Manhattan. However, if you still want to brave the chilly temperatures and enjoy our outdoor space, we’ll offer you a cozy fleece blanket to snuggle up in.

It’s almost time for the season to end, but we still have a lot planned. Be sure to catch our Rooftop Film Series before the end of the month. Click here for a complete list of upcoming events or join us on our social sites to get our daily updates on events and exclusive offers.


We may be closed to the public during the winter months, but mad46 is available for private parties year round. Contact our promotions manager at to book your next event.
Looking for a delicious Fall cocktail, try our Prickly Pear:

1 part XANTE
1 part tequila gold
half a fresh lime
2 tsp vanilla sugar
**Crush the peeled fruit with the vanilla sugar. Shake all of the ingredients, strain and pour into glass over crushed ice.

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Girls Getaway – NYC Style


Haven’t worn heels in awhile? Or danced anywhere besides a wedding? Hey moms, when was the last time you’ve eaten in a restaurant that doesn’t have crayons on hand?

A trip to New York City with your best girls will take care of that. The Big Apple is a great place for a ladies getaway and we thought we would just list a few fun ideas for you to plan a weekend retreat for your and the special ladies in your life.

On Location 
Take the Sex & the City tour and follow in the footsteps of Carrie & Co. Where they drink. Where they eat. Where they shop.

Pamper Yourself 
I’ve never met a woman who doesn’t love a spa day! Check out this great list of the top ten spas in NYC.

Shopping, shopping, and shopping
o Boutiques – If you’re looking for vintage, then take a trip downtown to Soho or Greenwich Village. My favorite place to shop is Elizabeth Street (bet. Houston and Spring). You could really spend an entire day walking through these neighborhoods. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes, I guarantee it will be a long day!
o Designer – Take a stroll down Madison Avenue (bet. 57th and 72nd St) and shop Saks Fifth Avenue, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Henri Bendel and Tiffany’s, along with many more celebrity designers.

Museum of Sex 
Definitely a unique experience, spend a few hours touring this museum and try to hold down the giggles ladies!

Martini Time
What better way to loosen up with your girlfriends then to share a martini and chatter away! We suggest you come up to mad46 and try one of our amazing Teddy Tinis and enjoy the views of midtown Manhattan.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes
Dance the night away in one of NYC’s finest clubs.  Check out this list of NYC’s top ten dance clubs.

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