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Spending the Holidays at Rockefeller Center

November 20th, 2019

The core of New York’s holiday festivities is Rockefeller Center. All you have to do is walk around Rockefeller Plaza to confirm it. Royalton New York is a short walk away. If you’re visiting around this time, set time aside to explore the best of Rockefeller Center. 

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What to Do in New York on Thanksgiving

November 6th, 2019

There’s something unique about spending Thanksgiving in New York. It’s not just the electric pre-holiday vibe or the holiday markets that open their doors. We have the one and only Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, plus dozens of renowned chefs creating inviting and delicious meals. Read more below!

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Best Halloween Experiences in New York

October 9th, 2019

If you have no Halloween party lined up and no kids to go trick or treating with, Halloween may seem a dull affair. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Here are a few ideas of spooky experiences, mysterious places and strange attractions in New York. All of them are perfect for Halloween weekend!

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Authentic Prohibition-Era Bars in New York

September 25th, 2019

The years between 1920 and 1933 were a dark period in US history. The 18th Amendment banned booze. But some brave New Yorkers decided to take matters into their own hands. A number of establishments, called speakeasies, went to great lengths to hide the bars and sell alcohol illegally. A few of them are still standing today. Stop by for a drink to relive the Prohibition Era. 

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Fun Facts About Grand Central Terminal

September 11th, 2019

Known for its mystical ceiling and exquisite Beaux-Arts architecture, Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s most famous landmarks. You may have visited it a zillion times or seen it even more often in movies, but how well do you actually know it? Take a look at these fun facts about the biggest train station in the world. 

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The Best Walks in New York City

August 14th, 2019

We’re down to the last month of summer. If you want to see NYC in all its glory, it’s now or never. And one of the best ways to experience the city is on foot. Grab your sunglasses and a reusable water bottle, and go out for a walk at these popular and not so popular spots. 

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Guide to Manhattan’s West Side

June 12th, 2019

The West Side is made up of Manhattan’s trendiest and most forward-thinking neighborhoods. If you haven’t explored this part of New York, what are you waiting for?

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How to Experience WorldPride NYC 2019

June 5th, 2019

The largest Pride celebration in the world is happening right here in New York. Celebrations are happening all over the city throughout the entire month of June. Find out everything about the events right here!

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What to Do in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend

May 15th, 2019

We’re quickly approaching the beginning of summer. In New York, that means outdoor events, eating out at terraces and long walks in parks. Before that happens, we celebrate Memorial Day. If you’re in town for May 27, 2019, take a look at the top things to do in New York.

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Best Spring and Summer Races in New York

April 3rd, 2019

We all know the feeling of wanting our best “beach bodies” ready for the summer. We, at The Royalton New York know just how important a race can be in motivating you to achieving your next goal. Whether it’s running, cycling, walking or swimming, we have NYC’s next big race for you this spring and summer.

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Mark Your Calendar for these Spring Events in NYC

March 27th, 2019

Spring is officially here and Easter is less than a month away. Are you browsing event calendars and websites to find out what to do? Then, your search is over!

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Self-Guided Tour of New York in Winter

December 27th, 2018

'Tis the season to hibernate… Or is it? Most people would choose to hide indoors when temperatures drop and snow falls, but we think differently. Winter presents the opportunity to explore New York with a substantially lower number of people out and about. Here are our suggestions for those perfect winter days.

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The Best of Holiday Markets and Christmas Shops in NYC

December 5th, 2018

There’s a sense of wonder that grips everyone when the holiday season arrives. New York offers plenty of cozy and seasonal experiences, but today we’ll focus on holiday shopping.

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Top Holiday Shows and Events in NYC

November 28th, 2018

New York is a top Christmas destination for many reasons. One of them is that the absolute best holiday shows in the country happen right here. These are our favorites.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Activities in New York

November 7th, 2018

Spending a holiday weekend in a city like New York is an ideal opportunity to head out and experience something different. Whether you want to burn off the turkey and pumpkin pie or watch a new Broadway show, here are a few things you can do when everywhere else is either packed or closed.

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Mysterious and Action-Packed Attractions in New York

October 24th, 2018

Was our previous post on strange and unique attractions in New York right down your alley? Then read on! We continue to unravel the extraordinary experiences to be found in the city that never sleeps. This time, we’re taking you on a tour of chilling cemeteries and the heart of New York’s crime history.  

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How to Celebrate Halloween in New York

September 26th, 2018

It is said that the night is dark and full of terrors… No night is more terrifying than All Hallows Eve, particularly in a city with hidden and creepy history, like New York. When jack-o’-lanterns and costumes aren’t enough to celebrate Halloween, add some thrill to the day with these experiences.

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Where to See Fall Foliage in New York City

September 19th, 2018

Once October arrives, it’s time to get your soft sweaters and cozy scarves out to match the weather. New York is exceptionally beautiful at this time of the year. Find out where to see fall foliage in the city. 

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Upcoming Events at the New York Botanical Garden

September 5th, 2018

New York’s favorite urban oasis is always teeming with life. The New York Botanical Garden is where seasons change like in no other place in the city. Clear your calendar for these special events. 

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Top Architectural Sights in New York City

August 15th, 2018

New York is a city of contrasts. While you’re walking in NYC, don’t forget to notice the buildings around you. Or better yet, read on to discover the traces of the architectural styles that still stand in New York.  

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Celebrate History and Heritage this 4th of July

June 29th, 2018

Independence Day is all about the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Fast forward to 2018. This holiday is all about the fireworks, revolution war reenactments, parades and tributes to US history.

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Our Favorite Parks in NYC for Summer

June 20th, 2018

Whether you’re passing through and staying at the Royalton New York Hotel or working in Midtown, everyone should set time aside to make the most of the programs, activities and events happening in the city’s parks.

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Strange and Unique Attractions in New York

June 6th, 2018

Over time, New York has accumulated infinite layers of history and traditions… and many, many quirks. While some would consider Madame Tussauds wax museum as the maximum expression of the bizarre and peculiar aspects of New York, we at the Royalton New York Hotel have better suggestions.

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Your Calendar for New York’s Best Summer Events

May 23rd, 2018

Are you planning a New York getaway this summer? Or maybe you’re a New Yorker looking for the latest information on the best summer events in the city? Whatever you need, the Royalton New York Hotel is here to help.

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The Royalton’s Guide to Theater Beyond Broadway

May 2nd, 2018

You’ve seen the musical everyone’s talking about. You’ve seen the other musical everyone’s talking about. And this play and that one. What’s next? The answer is simple: Off-Off Broadway shows.

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Chelsea: Home to The World’s Best Contemporary Art

April 11th, 2018

Do you want to know what a 20-year urban renaissance looks like? All you have to do is take a stroll in Chelsea, New York, to see it for yourself. Here at the Royalton New York Hotel, we always recommend a trip to this eclectic neighborhood to visit the High Line, Chelsea Market and much more.

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A Pilgrimage of New York’s Literary Sites

April 4th, 2018

Great cities attract unparalleled talent—New York is no exception. When it comes to literary geniuses, many have flocked to New York in search of inspiration; others merely craved the energy and multiculturalism of the urban scene.

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Where to Find Bouquets and Blooms in New York

March 28th, 2018

With spring being all about flowers, plants and everything in between, you might be wondering where can one overdose in blooms of all colors, shapes and sizes. Whether you want to purchase an elegant bouquet or tour a garden on your next visit to Royalton New York Hotel, New York has it all.

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5 Ways to Stir Up Your Irish-Self

February 28th, 2018

When St. Patrick’s Day arrives, Irish pubs around the world become inundated with green beer and shamrocks. But this holiday has the potential to be enlightening to anyone interested in dipping their toes into Irish heritage in New York City.  

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Look Closer: The Beauty of the High Line is in its Details

January 31st, 2018

A derelict freight line, turned urban park, turned top attraction, the High Line sees thousands of tourists come and go every day; some love it, others walk away unimpressed. A Manhattanite, however, knows that only those with patience and keen eyes will understand what it’s all about.

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5 Places to Kill Time at Grand Central

January 3rd, 2018

Midtown Manhattan is packed with landmarks and must-see sights, but not many command the same admiration from New Yorkers and tourists alike - Grand Central Terminal does. And what’s not to love about it? A time capsule in itself, the building has been standing since 1913, it’s the busiest and biggest train terminal in the world, and it’s downright beautiful.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Trains, Landmarks and Cocktails

December 13th, 2017

The words “holiday show” tend to conjure up images of dancing elves, Santa Claus and lavish Christmas trees. But that’s not how the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) rolls - to them the holiday season means one thing: trains.  

 

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Walking in the Winter Village at Bryant Park

December 6th, 2017

With Christmas approaching, travelers and locals alike seek festive experiences to warm the heart. New York is not short of holiday spirit, but Bryant Park’s Winter Village does have a special touch that set its apart from other holiday markets. Plus, it’s located two blocks from the Royalton Hotel.

 

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