Looking for Great Hotel Coffee? Foursquare Serves Up Its “Best of New York Guide”

It’s billed as the guide that tells you where people actually go when they’re in New York. Well, up to a point. Foursquare’s new Best of New York Guide is based on where people linked to Foursquare go – and that ain’t everyone (or everywhere). Read more

Need a Bookcase or Coffee Table? Check Out Christopher Columbus’s Tag Sale

Marble man.

At home with Christopher Columbus.

No, you can’t buy the Nina, Pinta or Santa Maria. But how about a price-slashed Mitchell Gold white leather side chair? Or a deeply discounted 48-inch Samsung LED TV?

Last fall I wrote about Christopher Columbus’s living room – the one artist Tatzu Nishi designed up in the air around the famed Christopher Columbus statue (you could visit the living room, see Gaetano Russo’s towering  marble statue up close and personal, then cross the street and gaze down upon Columbus’s temporary abode from the lounge on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental New York). Read more

Hungry? More than 30 Hotel Restaurants Sign On for NYC Restaurant Week, January 14 to February 8, 2013

Week is a misnomer, but who’s complaining? New York’s Winter Restaurant Week, an annual event for, well, decades, stretches luxuriantly from January 14 to February 8, proving a week can be longer than seven days – and that 2013 is already a lucky year, at least for diners out for a deal. Read more

Pass the Popcorn: What Movies Did Hotel Guests Watch In Their Rooms in December 2012?

Once again it’s time to take a peek into hotel rooms across the nation and Canada (and New York City) and report on what guests chose to pay to watch on their flatpanel screens.  The verdict? Ted, the trash-talking bear, had a great two-month run. But last month he fell – though not very far — from his cushy perch at Number 1. Taken 2 and Liam Neeson overtook him. No teds there. Read more

The Best of the New at NYC Hotels, 2012 Edition

When hotel historians – hey, they’re out there somewhere — look back on 2012, they’ll say what we already know: it was, for the most part, a very good year. New York City boasts 91,500 hotel rooms – up from 90,000 in 2011. Put another way, 29 million hotel room nights were sold in New York City in 2012. Read more