Remember Linsanity? As New York’s beleaguered basketball fans know, it was a moment of euphoria spun by the unexpected play of Jeremy Lin, a 6’3” California-born, Harvard-educated point guard who leapt from NBA obscurity to propel the New York Knicks to a winning streak back in 2012 (those were the days). Read more
This week is about as good as it gets for dog lovers. Last night was the amuse bouche when a gorgeous yellow lab puppy arrived just in time to sweep away the gloom at Downton Abbey. And closer to home, with more than 3,000 immaculately groomed pooches in town to compete in the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show today and tomorrow, midtown Manhattan is once again Show Dog Central. Read more
Half a century ago at Superbowl I, there were 30,000 empty seats, college marching bands supplied the halftime entertainment, and no one remembers the ads. (To put things in perspective, Lyndon Johnson was President, The Sound of Music won the Oscar, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.)
Fast forward to the Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers and Levi’s Stadium, the sparkling Santa Clara home of the San Francisco Giants and Superbowl 50. Read more
It’s natural to watch big ticket televised sports events in a crowd. If Federer was playing Djokovich at the U.S. Open you wouldn’t be sitting in Arthur Ashe Stadium all by yourself.
New York hotel bars are great places to watch the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup with a spirited crowd. But March Madness? You’d hardly know there’s a tournament going on at most hotels.
It’s hours until Super Bowl XLVIX, and questions abound. Will Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman show up on the field or at the maternity ward if his girlfriend goes into labor? Will Katy Perry recruit yet another guest star at half time? Will they deflate the balls?
And where do you want to be when all is revealed? Read more
As if Fashion Week wasn’t enough, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show scampers into town February 10 and 11 at Madison Square Garden. And for the 16th straight year, Affinia Manhattan is putting on the dog (sorry) with its dedicated dog suite and terrace where dogs can be dogs – and a staff member is on hand to clean up the Astroturf.
The Affinia’s puppy love is no fluke. Though pet friendliness is in its DNA – an oversized pet bed, food and water bowls, waste bags, and maps for dog walks are available year round – the hotel has the good fortune to stand across the street from the Garden and moves into high gear for Westminster. Read more
Yellow water? Showers without curtains? Guest room bathrooms with side-by-side toilets? Early reports on hotel accommodations in Sochi sound downright scary.
But New York isn’t a mountain resort constructed from scratch for winter sports’ alternate-leap-year show of shows. Hotels here are places you actually want to visit if you like watching big sports events with a crowd and a rapidly refilled glass. Read more
Considering the size of the average hotel room, it’s amazing that New York City has any hotels that allow guests to bring their pets. But pet friendly ranks have grown in recent years.
The ads! The Harbaugh family! Beyonce! (We love her non-lipsynched rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Superbowl press conference.) There’s even a football game. (We’re from Northern California, so Go Forty-Niners!)
Where do you want to be when the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco Forty-Niners clash on Sunday? Read more
It’s hard to grab the US sports world’s attention the same day that a) Team USA wins basketball gold and b) the Olympics closing ceremony unfurls. Read more
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