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NYC Hotels Offering Mama Something Different on Mother’s Day

This Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day, and while we don’t trumpet every holiday-inflected hotel deal, three caught our eye. It’s not all hearts and flowers. Read more

What the Warwick Hotel Looked Like When Iran Checked In for the 67th General Assembly

The Warwick’s security blocks.

The Queen’s flag – or absence of it – announces whether or not she is in residence at Buckingham Palace. At large hotels flags flown above the entry perform a similar task, hinting that notables are in the house, whether a visiting government or a football team.

The only flags flying in front of the Warwick Hotel this week were the stars and stripes and the red Warwick banner. Read more

Redirecting Hello Kitty: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets a New Route for 2012

Hello Kitty above the fray

Thanksgiving 2012 may seem a long way off, but for those who plan ahead, like parade organizers, it might as well be next week.

Last week Macy’s long-term planners dropped a bombshell – due to construction to the pedestrian plazas throughout Times Square, the parade will be rerouted down Sixth Avenue for 2012 and 2013, bypassing a patch of New York as famous as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty combined. Read more