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Hotel Happenings You’ll Want to Check Out during New York Fashion Week

You’ll need an invitation to get into the more than 130 shows by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Fenty Puma by Rihanna that comprise New York Fashion Week, aka NYFW, unfurling September 7 through 15. The parties, too.

But not every NYFW event is roped off with velvet. You may need to RSVP, but these happenings at New York hotels are open to all. Read more

Five NYC Hotels Where You Can Got Gorgeous — For Free — During New York Fashion Week 2016

The glamour starts in the Hotel Belleclaire lobby.

What can you do to observe this year’s Arctic-tinged New York Fashion Week, aka #NYFW2016,  besides bundling up in your chicest overcoat?

Once again Triumph Hotels is offering beauty pop-ups at their family of increasingly stylish properties all over town. Get free manicures and make-up touch-ups courtesy of PRIV, suppliers of on-demand make-up and beauty services, at a different hotel each day. Read more

Manhattan Hotels That Rock The Runway During New York Fashion Week Spring 2016

Sure it helps, but you don’t need to see a fashion show to indulge in New York Fashion Week, aka #NYFW. Between September 9 and 17, these Manhattan hotels are rolling out the runway. Read more

So Long, Cafe Edison — Times Square’s Storied Coffee Shop Cooks Up Its Final Cheese Blintz

I swiveled on my worn leather stool, sipping a chocolate egg cream and taking in the scene from my spot at the formica counter. There aren’t many places in Times Square where you can get an egg cream anymore let alone one as good as mine. But come Monday, there will be one less.

Cafe Edison, the coffee shop at the Hotel Edison, closes its doors for the final time when the last customer leaves tonight. Read more

Hotels That Want You To Look Good During New York Fashion Week

Fashion Week 2014 roars into town September 3 through 11, and if week is a misnomer, fashion isn’t. Hotels by definition are big league Fashion Week participants – the well-dressed hoards have to stay somewhere. But promoting good looks for guests – and drop-ins – tops the FW agenda at several hotels. Read more

It Only Took 300 Years — Singing Handel’s Baroque Opera “Rodrigo” at the Gershwin Hotel

I’ll take a wild guess and assume that George Frederich Handel never dreamed his opera Rodrigo, written in 1707 when he was 22 years old, would have its North American premiere nearly three hundred years later in a hotel lobby.

But on May 21, 23 and 25, Handel’s fifth opera will be performed in the lobby of the Gershwin Hotel, a move that trumps the Met and every other opera house in the hemisphere. Read more