Eat Up: Summer Restaurant Week Is Back In Town


Here are 35 tasty reasons for hotel enthusiasts to stay put in New York City during the long, hot summer (or at least, for the next three weeks).

NYC Restaurant Week is upon us once again. From July 21 through August 15, 318 restaurants throughout Manhattan will serve up three-course lunches for $25 and dinners for $38. This summer, 35 of them are at hotels – more than ever before, or at least during the four years Overnight New York has tallied the troops. Read more

Madeline and the Ritz — How Hotels Influenced the Life and Art of Ludwig Bemelmans

The New-York Historical Society is a labyrinthine building, but it’s not hard to find Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans, on view through October 19. You just follow the mob of kids (and trailing parents) to the enormous rendering of the Bemelmans’ red-headed imp that heralds the show. Read more

An Eiffel Tower Made from Macarons: The Peninsula New York Welcomes a Sister Hotel in Paris

For those who keep track of these things, there are 36 replicas of the Eiffel Tower scattered throughout the world. This summer the number jumps to 37.

Number 37 is spectacular but, alas, temporary, as creations tend to be when they are made from macarons. And unlike Tokyo Tower, the Paris, Texas Eiffel and other towering homages to the 1889 Paris Exposition’s instant icon, the French cookie tower is indoors – in the upper lobby of the Peninsula New York hotel, to be precise. Read more