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Tips for Traveling in NYC

1. Sometimes walking is faster than taking the subway: It takes on average 1 minute to walk the typical city block and around 3 minutes to walk an avenue block. Use these estimates to determine if it’s worth spending the $2.50 for a subway ride when walking and getting some fresh air may be even quicker! 2. Transit Tricks: Subway and bus transfers are always free, unless you pay with coins – then subway to bus transfers have to be paid for again upon transferring. If you are making more than 2 one-way trips on the subway, at least 5 days a week a weekly or monthly unlimited Metro Card makes the most sense for you. The middle cars of the subway are always the most crowded. Try walking to either the front or rear most cars and you may have a much more spacious ride. 3. Taxi Cab Obligations: Despite what a cab driver might tell you, taxis are obligated to take customers to destinations in all of the 5 boroughs or one of the major area airports. As long as you pay the fare and tolls, you don’t have to take no for an answer!

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NYC Travel Tip 101: Cab Calling

Learn all you need to know about cab calling in NYC with this short video from Bernard Montpeirous, doorman at The Roosevelt Hotel for more than 20 years.

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More Ways to Stay Connected

The Grande Dame of Madison Avenue knows social. Always has. Even when social was a rotary telephone and a switchboard operator. Today you’ll find The Roosevelt Hotel on the newest social channels. To top that, we offer lots of ‘perks’ for being a part of our online community. Be sure to check out our Online Community page www.RooseveltConnect.com to connect to all our pages for the hotel, mad46 Rooftop Lounge and Vander Bar.   Here’s just a peek at what’s in it for you! FACEBOOK Some of us wake up and check our Facebook page immediately. Some more casually to keep in touch from time to time. Either way, Facebook has become a wonderful way to stay connected with friends, family and your favorite business. The Roosevelt Hotel has a great community on Facebook which offers tips and insights on what’s going on in the hotel and around the city. Plus, our Facebook friends receive a discounted rate of 10% OFF INCLUDING FREE WIFI and other discounts just for being a part of our community. Connect with us here and ‘like’ our page! TWITTER Just like our Facebook page, we love to use Twitter to keep our guests and fans in touch with the

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CYBER MONDAY HOTEL DEAL

It’s been such an exciting year at The Roosevelt Hotel New York!  One of our greatest accomplishments in 2012, was completing our guestroom upgrade and rolling out a fabulous new product to all our guests.  So now that the year is closing in (and we know how all our fans love a good deal), we are not holding back on our annual CYBER MONDAY OFFER. Check out the deals below.  Available on CYBER MONDAY (November 26, 2012): 25% OFF RATES INCLUDING FREE WIFI BOOK BY: 11/26/12 at 9:00am EST – 11/27/12 at 9:00am EST STAY DATES: 1/3/13 – 3/31/13 HOW:  Use the Rate Code: CY25 when booking at www.theroosevelthotel.com or just click here. *Terms:  Based on availability. Blackout dates may apply.   BONUS FLASH SALE – 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST): 50% OFF RATES INCLUDING FREE WIFI BOOK BY DATES: 11/26/12 from 10:00am EST – 12:00pm EST STAY DATES: 1/3/13 – 3/31/13 HOW:  Use the Rate Code: CY50 when booking at www.theroosevelthotel.com or just click here. *Based on availability. Blackout dates may apply.  

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Madison Club Lounge Mojito

The Roosevelt Hotel’s lobby bar, Madison Club Lounge, has recently been through a minor ‘face lift’.  With a new granite bar top, new lighting and fantastic new furnishings, we are excited to be up and running with a new fresh new look.  What has NOT changed, is the fabulous staff.  If you’ve been to the lounge before, then you certainly know the ‘Tony’s', our wonderful mixologists who have been serving cocktails across the bar for years.  Here is the recipe for one of the signature cocktails served at the Madison Club Lounge! The Madison Club Mojito 2 oz. Bacardi rum 1 oz. Navan vanilla cognac liqueur 1 oz. fresh lime juice Splash of club soda 8 to 10 mint leaves In a tall mixing glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and a pinch of sugar. Add ice, and then pour Navan liqueur and rum into glass. Shake vigorously for 20–30 seconds. Top off with club soda. With a subtle layer of vanilla flavor, Navan vanilla cognac adds a hint of Madison Avenue sophistication.

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