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Drink Up — Where to Find The Best Hotel Coffee in New York City

It’s a lot easier than it once was to get a good cup of coffee in New York. And that goes for coffee at hotels.

Flavorful house blends and premium brands like Illy are typical at large hotels (and former coffee wastelands) from the New York Hilton-Midtown to ONE UN New York.

Newcomers are embracing intriguing local brews. Is it coincidence that the restaurants at the Viceroy and the Quin – two chic new hotels on West 57th Street – proudly serve Joe Coffee a succulent brew made from the direct source, sustainable beans found at Joe Coffee shops dotting Manhattan? Read more

A New Look — and Name — for ONE UN New York

Not-so-heavy metal, 1970s style.

Not-so-heavy metal, 1970s style.

North by Northwest, one of my favorite movies, was on television recently. Which got me thinking about the United Nations General Assembly Building, a magnificent international style classic just seven year old when the movie was released in 1959. Which got me thinking about the Millenium UN Plaza, the once-gleaming, twin-towered hotel designed by architect Kevin Roche and planted across the street from the United Nations in 1976. Read more