Roosevelt Hotel Participates in Industry Walk-a-thon for Charity


Each year the Hotel Association of New York City hosts a walk-a-thon to raise money for a charitable cause. Sunday, September 12th marked the 19th annual Hotel Industry Walk-a-thon for Charity, and The Roosevelt Hotel is very proud to have taken part in the festivities. In addition to having many staff members participate in the event, on the morning of the walk, The Roosevelt Hotel hosted a kickoff rally in the Terrace Ballroom. 

This year, the industry walked for SHARE, an organization that provides self-help support, advocacy and education to women struggling with either breast or ovarian cancer.

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The Bronx Stigma Here Today, Gone Tomorrow!

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The Bronx New York which is located north of Manhattan and Queens is the 3rd most densely populated county in the United States. While famous for its establishments, The Bronx Zoo and Yankee Stadium many don’t know the wonders the north most borough in NYC truly holds beyond that. Many outsiders view it as a high crime area  giving it the title “Bronx Stigma.” Viewing it as an over populated and unsafe location, many that do actually visit see little to do beyond visiting the famous Bronx Zoo and catching a Yankees game at the world famous stadium. Yet it is really quit the opposite! The Bronx not only contains wonderful parks and gardens to visit but has great cultural events as well. So if you want to brush up on your history, get in touch with your cultural side or even experience the wonders of nature be sure to visit the Bronx. Here are 3 things to check out on your next visit:

1. Pelham Bay Park

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With over 2,700 acres of gorgeous scenic green this park is NYC’s largest park! Even at first glimpse the parks intricate history is easily observed and visitors can’t seem to miss the significant environment features. A favorite of visitors are the variety of inhabitants especially the the monk parakeets. The park also includes miles of bridle paths, hiking trails, golf courses, Orchard Beach and the Bartow-Pell Mansion. If that’s not enough be sure to check out the Calendar of Upcoming Events for more exciting activities to come! Whether you want to get in a game of golf in or stroll through the park to see your favorite parakeets make sure you stop by and check out all nature has to offer at Pelham Bay Park.

2. NY Botanical Garden

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Offering a 250-acre landscape, 50 curated display gardens, 50-acre native forest, and a variety of programs, exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy, the NY Botanical Garden is defiantly a place to visit to enjoy all of natures beauty. This museum of plants was founded in 1891 and is now considered a National Historic Landmark and is also the largest botanical gardens in any city in the United States. Containing more than 1 million plants it also has a great education program that has been a pioneer in science discovery. Whether you want to attend a flower show, be apart of the Edible Garden, or just educate yourself on plants and flowers by taking a tour, NY Botanical Garden has plenty of exhibitions sure to please everyone! So get your tickets today and don’t miss out on getting to see the NY Botanical Garden and all it has to offer!

3. Bronx Museum of the Arts

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Founded in 1971, The Bronx Museum of the Arts focuses on serving the culturally diverse Bronx population through 20th-century and contemporary art created by people of African, Asian and Latin American ancestry. Not only that but they take pride in having art collections from people whose work was inspired by the Bronx and has been critical to their creative processes. The museum also offers programs that reach out to adults and children alike! Their exhibits range from sculptures to paintings to street art to even performances all which be found on their Calendar of Upcoming Events. For more information on the Bronx Museum of the Arts click here.

Its time to put the Bronx Stigma to rest and let people see the Bronx for what it really is. On your next visit to NYC check out one of these three great places and let nature and history speak for itself!

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NYC Century Bike Tour


Bike For Better Biking!

How about a tour of the greatest city in the world from the seat of your bike in the open air?  This year marks the 21st annual New York City Century Bike Tour, the only all-urban 100-mile bike tour in the world. The purpose of the Century Bike Tour, which takes place on Sunday, September 12th, is to help support an organization called Transportation Alternatives. This group advocates and raises money and puts it towards making the urban streets of New York safe for bicycling year round. Not too many years ago, the city had a very small network for bikers to enjoy, but every year it has expanded and the Century Bike Tour showcases the new growth by taking participants through many different parts of the city. Beginner cyclists are also encouraged to use the Tour as a “personal kickoff” to year-round bike riding.

The NYC Century Bike Tour is unique in that it offers a wide range of flexibility for participants. Those registered can choose both their starting location and the length of their route. Routes vary from 15 to 100 miles and either start at Central Park or Prospect Park. More information and event details can be found here.

The first annual Tour took place in 1990 and had about 200 participants. Today, over  6,000 take the ride. Rider Registration, Sponsorship, and Volunteer Opportunities are still open so get involved and have some fun!

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion Has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

-Coco Chanel

Every year, New York City provides a glamorous backdrop for the most world-renowned designers to showcase their fall collections on an international platform. Buyers, retailers, celebrities and designers alike all assemble under one roof to enjoy some of the most cutting-edge themes of this year’s high fashion. This year will be sure not to disappoint as this is the first season NYC Fashion Week will be hosted at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. This change of locale will allow IMG (the marketing and media solutions group responsible for the event) the opportunity to expand, modernize and upgrade most features of an already glitzy Fashion Week. Such new capabilities will include “modernized production capabilities for designers, better accessibility for attendees and great resources and facilities on and off site”.  IMG Fashion Worldwide also recognizes that a move to Lincoln Center will help them to develop a stronger link to the surrounding community and facilities. Last year, 232,000 people attended NYC Fashion Week, which stimulates economic activity greatly for the district with over $466 million dollars generated in direct visitor spending because of the event.

The shows begin on September 9th at 9AM and are categorized as either “on site”, “off site” or “digital”. September 16th is the last day of shows. A complete list of participating designers along with a full event schedule with times and locations is available here. Also, get the latest on what’s happening during week long blitz by following NYC Fashion Week on Facebook and Twitter!



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World Trade Center Run To Remember


The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country have affected all Americans, albeit not in the same ways, but as we near the ninth anniversary, the Run To Remember Foundation invites all to come out to Governor’s Island on September 5th for the World Trade Center Run To Remember. The event is being held for the second year in a row to commemorate those who lost their lives and raise money for those affected. In addition to the run, there will be entertainment and activities throughout the day.

Participants have the choice of doing a 5K Run (10 AM), 3K Family Walk/Run (10:05 AM) or a Children’s Fun Run (11:30 AM). All runners have the opportunity to personalize their bib in remembrance of any individual or group of their choice. If registrants were not personally affected in any direct way, their is a list of names online to choose from. The goal is to have every name on the list represented on a runner’s bib. The 2009 run brought in $21,000 in donations. This money benefits a selected number of organizations that carry out 9/11 related services. Show your support for those lost in the heart of beautiful New York City!

Course maps, directions and further details available here.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email or call (212) 696-6869

Registered runners may pick up their “run packet” and materials at Super Runner’s Shop.

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