How To See A Celebrity On Your First Trip To NYC

How to See A Celebrity on your first trip to NYC

You might be surprised to know it’s incredibly likely that you’ll see a celebrity when walking the streets of New York City. You can pretty much bet that unless they’re in LA or filming someplace around the world, they’re probably someplace around The City That Never Sleeps. Crossing paths with a celebrity can, for those […]

Your Guide to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade NYC

As they say: “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” One of New York City’s most beloved celebrations is the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Drums and marching bands gather from all around the US to perform in the annual festivities. The first procession was on March 17, 1762 — a full 14 years before the signing of […]

Announcing The Artist Room Project at the Washington Square Hotel

Artist Room Project Washington Square Hotel

We’ve always been fans of the arts. Did you know that one of our owners is a talented painter? Mrs. Paul is responsible for the beautiful artwork dotting the walls of the hotel. So to honor the spirit of creativity that’s resided here and frankly, the entire Village, we’ve put together an Artist In Residence […]

MoMA and Music

Summergarden Music Series at MOMA

We love MoMA and apparently, they love us right back because they’re presenting new music in the Sculpture Garden throughout the summer. The Summergarden series will feature jazz and classical performers from the Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the program is described as “adventurous contemporary music”–most pieces will be original. Shows begin […]

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Helloooo Summer! We know it’s officially our favorite season because the Coney Island Mermaid Parade takes place next Saturday, June 20th, at 1 pm. This beloved Brooklyn tradition began in 1983, and enthusiasm for the event has grown exponentially through the years. The cool thing about this procession? It’s not celebrating any one person, ethnicity […]

Time To Make Plans For Summerstage!

The Central Park Summerstage lineup has just been announced! This year–the festival’s 30th–you can expect over 300 performers to grace the stage. Here are a few that I’m personally looking forward to: On June 6th from 2 to 7 pm, check out the Blue Note Jazz Festival with Meshell Ndegeocello, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and singer, […]

The Village Halloween Parade: What You Need To Know

Village Halloween Parade What You Need to Know

There are Halloween parades, and there are Halloween parades. The annual Greenwich Village march is in the latter category. It’s not merely a procession, people…it’s a party! Here are the details: If you choose to join in on the fun and stroll along with all the other revelers, you must be in costume. And no […]

SummerStage: What You Need To Know

Summerstage crowd in Central Park

One of the highlights of summer in the city is the wonderful SummerStage series of concerts. The shows have been going on since the 80’s and never disappoint. SummerStage in Manhattan takes place at Rumsey Playfield: enter Central Park on 69th and 5th Avenue and follow the crowds…you’ll be sure to find it. (There are […]