Opened on September 22, 1924, The Roosevelt Hotel offered exquisite accommodations and phenomenal service to the 1100 guestrooms. The first glimpse into the heart of The Roosevelt Hotel was (and still is) the elegant and spacious lobby with varying levels of public space and, at that time, a passageway directly to Grand Central Station.
The Grand Ballroom was designed with romance in mind with high ceilings, balconies, original Tiffany chandeliers and a mural by Arthur Crisp with the Cinderella story as its theme. The timeless design is the perfect backdrop for any event from a wartime ship dance in 1920’s to a modern day wedding.
History lives at The Roosevelt Hotel. Take a trip back in time and look through these vintage photographs of the hotel.
One of my favorite museums in New York is the American Museum of Natural History. Every time I walk up the immense staircase and through the doors, it reminds me of my younger days when my father would bring my siblings and I there. We would spend an entire day walking through the exhibits and it seemed as if my father knew everything there was to know about, well, everything! After a long day, we would stop by the hot dog vendor, grab a bite to eat and then sit at Central Park and try to grasp all of the amazing things we just saw. Those were great times!
That’s why I was so excited to see the new exhibit at the AMNH about Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, the Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time. The new exhibit takes a look at some of the most extreme creatures, both extinct and living. What’s extreme you ask? How about whales with the teeth as large as a New York slice? Or a female giraffe that is pregnant for about 457 days? I guess there are a lot of ways to define “extreme”, but you’ll have to stop in the exhibit for more fun facts!
Extreme Mammals runs through January 3, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, NY, NY.