Tim Burton Retrospective at the MOMA


Tim Burton makes fantasy come to life. His work in film with movies such as Big Fish, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice have all become cult classics.

And his newest film is no exception. The Disney classic Alice in Wonderland in theaters March 5th, comes to life in 3D and from the previews it certainly has Burton’s magical touch to it.

For fans who want to see more of Burton’s work, the MOMA is featuring a retrospective on his work. The exhibit will showcase over 700 pieces including never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards and more. During the course of the exhibition all of Burton’s 14 feature films will be screened in MoMA’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) and Beetlejuice (1988) to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Sweeney Todd (2007), as well as some early short films.

The retrospective runs through April 26, 2010. Purchase tickets online at moma.com or in person. The MOMA notes that gallery occupancy is limited.

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Alice’s Tea Cup

Alice's Tea Cup

This is my daughter. In this picture she is not only defining cuteness, but she is glowing with happiness because this was taken at our “girls” brunch on Sunday at Alice’s Tea Cup.

If you haven’t heard about Alice’s Tea Cup in New York City, you are completely missing out on the wonderful and delicious experience every girl (and lady) should experience.

Amidst the fairy wings (which they give you when you walk in, yeah!) and princess sparkles, this restaurant is a joy to dine in. With an amazing brunch menu (our favorite is the French Toast!!!) and an almost overwhelming tea menu, this place is the perfect place to spend a day with the ladies. The offerings of tasty, home baked goodies will melt your heart and they are all available for takeout orders as well. (Try the Peanut, Butter and Jelly Bar).

Themed around the child (and adult) favorite Alice in Wonderland, this place is a wonderful venue for bridal/baby showers, birthday parties or even un-birthday parties. With 3 locations across the city, there is surely an Alice’s Tea Cup that is nearby.

For more information, check out their website at http://www.alicesteacup.com/.

TIP: For a fun day with the little ones have a nice brunch at Alice’s Tea Cup at their East 64th Street and walk just a few blocks each and tour the Central Park Zoo. Still got energy, FAO Schwartz is just a few blocks away!

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Kelli Crean
Ecommerce Manager

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CONCIERGE CORNER: Art Lovers Package


Spring has not yet arrived in NYC and this is excellent news if you’ve been meaning to visit one of the many great museums the city has to offer. This time of year museums are less crowded and is a great way to get in out of the weather.

Our Art Loves package includes your room, VIP entrance tickets to MOMA, and tickets to the new Da Vinci Exhibition in Times Square. Additional museum passes (Met Museum, Guggenheim) are also available as an upgrade.

Starting at $156 USD per person, including all taxes!  Book now by contacting nicole@continentalguestservices.com .

Be sure to follow @RooseveltNYC for daily deals from Concierge Corner.

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Nicole Fisch
Concierge Corner


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Blood and Sand

This Valentines Day we featured the delicous Romantic Cherry Blossom and we are back with another cherry delicious drink!  This month, the Madison Club Lounge has been featuring another Cherry Heering Cocktail called the Blood and Sand!


• 3/4 ounce Scotch
• 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
• 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
• 1 ounce fresh orange juice
• Flamed orange zest for garnish

Combine all the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame the orange zest over the top of the glass.

Alternately, build the cocktail in an ice-filled collins glass and top with another splash or orange juice before adding the garnish.

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Kate Girotti
Promotions Manager

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Vander Bar: “Pouring Soon”

Vander Bar

As you can see we are in full swing of construction of our new watering hole, Vander Bar! We began the construction work earlier this month, and we have made some great progress so far, and we expect to have everything completed and ready to open by early April!

Our Food and Beverage team is hard at work on completing our drink menu, which will include some fun and creative signature drinks, along with a nice selection of draft beer and wines. Vander Bar will have a light food menu as well, so that everyone who needs to grab a quick appetizer can do so before they catch their train, head home or before they go to mad46 for one last madMojito!

As you can see by the picture above, we still have lots of work to do, but we’re getting there, you can now see the actual bar coming into focus in the picture above. The bar will be 26 feet long with a granite top and it will have enough seating for 18 people. Additionally, we will install 2 large flat screen TVs at either end of the bar so that our customers can watch sports, news, or the latest entertainment gossip! Last week we picked out the furniture for Vander Bar, everything from bar stools, to tables and chairs, our lighting has been chosen and we have decided on the color schemes for the walls as well. One of our best features will be our windows. We are installing retractable windows in the entire space, this means all of our windows which will be 5ft x 11ft each, will open up, and this will provide our customers with a great outdoor feel without actually having to stand outside, unless they go for a smoke or two!

Vander Bar is going to be a great casual meeting place for the neighborhood, it will provide a relaxed atmosphere that will certainly be a great alternative to the many bars in the area. We will continue to provide you updates on our construction progress, and provide you more information about Vander Bar once we get closer to the completion of it. In the interim, please visit our webpage at www.VanderBar.comfor further information and updates or joinm us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Kevin Croke

Director of Sales and Marketing

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