Hilton New York, which is the biggest hotel in the city, has now been renamed as New York Hilton Midtown. This move has been taken as an homage to the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the property as well as a way to better define the location of the property.
The hotel started its business in this place in June 1963 and it is situated on the 6th Avenue between the 53rd and the 54th streets. It has 1980 rooms that edge out the New York Marriott Marquis that has 1949 rooms. Still, New York Marriott Marquis is the largest hotel in New York.
Touch-screen kiosks named - On the Go! Travel Stations will very soon hit sixteen subway stations in New York. The high tech devices will offer street directions, step-by-step transit, information about escalator, elevator outages and service advisories. It will also provide information on nearby landmarks, local restaurants as well as neighborhood maps. The On the Go! Travel Stations will be introduced by the end of the year.
Want to get a true taste of New York food, but finding out where? Ask Jacqueline Orange, who is an ex banker, but now runs her own culinary tours, and within just a space of few hours Jacqueline will convince you that nowhere capsulize the Big Apple's communities as well as their cuisines, just like this neighborhood north of the ninety sixth Street. Finally this is flourishing once again after years off the tourist radar. She told that Harlem has a very rich history with fried chicken and waffles during the lunch rush at the Amy Ruth's soul restaurant.
Each year, during the holiday season, the New York City Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory turns into a small urban wonderland with models of New York City’s iconic landmarks. Some still exists while others represent the old era that no longer exists.
New York City’s telephone booths that appeared obsolete in the age of cellphones, is now getting more attention these days. Weeks ago, during Hurricane Sandy, a whole lot of people of the city used the telephone booths and most of them used it for the very first time in last few years.
Earlier this year, the New York City along with City 24 x 7 company declared a project, with which the telephone booths entered the 21st century. Some of the booths were remodeled with touch-screens and Wi- Fi. After few months, twenty five updated booths turned into a huge hit.
Travel Clinics of America is arguably is the best place to receive travel insurance, prescriptions, international travel vaccinations in a more convenient way and it offers 7 locations in the New York city as well as Manhattan area.
With plenty of people, traffic-jammed streets and with limited space, New York can be a difficult place to navigate in a timely way. For a number of its residents, trekking throughout the city is just not viable.
TMZ is popular for celeb gossips but they have been providing their very own version of sours in LA for over a year now. Now you can get ready for some more local flavors. According to reports, Harvey Levin, the founder of TMZ has recently stated that now the tours are ready to come to New York, probably by early 2013.
Now, it will be really interesting to see how everything goes, but if we consider the Los Angeles tours and the TMZ’s shows, we can expect the red buses to go to those places where celebs have revealed their worst.
Last week, Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc’s managing director Charles MacIntosh swam twenty-nine miles in preparation for the very first Ironman triathlon of New York City. Now, Charles MacIntosh and other 2499 participants might not take a dip in the Hudson river because of a broken sewer line.
The 140.6 mile combines running, swimming and cycling. The organizers of the event claimed that the swimming part probably have to be called off following an overnight release of million gallons of raw sewage in the Hudson river which separates New Jersey and New York.
On Wednesday night, New York celebrated United States' 236th Independence Day. Huge crowd gathered near the Hunson River and they cheered 'America, America' while watching the fireworks. The theme of the firework, for this year, was 'Ignite the night.' The scores were selected by the Facebook fans of Macy and the scores include 'America the Beautiful' by Ray Charls, 'God Bless the USA' by Madonna and 'One Moment in Time' by Whitney Houston.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg told that the city of New York is quite huge enough to fit over just 1 casino should Andrew Cuomo, the Governor; succeed in nurturing more gambling places in the state. While speaking to WOR radio, he told that New York is quite huge enough to have more than one. It has a whole lot of different art venues, concert halls as well as stadiums.