Celebrating Black History Month in Manhattan

Victor Hugo Green for Black History Month in Manhattan

We often hear the names of famous African American icons, such as Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. Most people don’t realize that New York has its own share of lesser known political activists and abolitionists, noteworthy scholars, and proponents of social justice—many with ties to Manhattan. Here’s a look at […]

Meet the Neighbors

Meet the Neighbors

If you want to understand why we love our neighborhood so much, meet Ricky and Doris. Doris is a long-time activist. Ricky is a musician and marionetteer. Their friendship makes us smile. Enjoy their story in the video below. Would you find folks like this any place else? We doubt it. Image via Teri Tynes/Flickr

What Are You Up To This Weekend, Ronnie?

Ronnie Jenkins in Hotel Lobby

What the locals are doing this weekend There’s one thing that everyone’s favorite Washington Square employee, Ronnie Jenkins, is not going to do tonight, and that’s going to the Bernie and Hilary debate in Brooklyn, about seven blocks from his home.”Too crowded!” Smart man. Ronnie will be seeing family. “My niece is about to graduate […]

Meet Ronnie Jenkins

Ronnie Jenkins in Hotel Lobby

At The Washington Square Hotel, our people are what we value most. Our staff is not just here to help you with your bags. They understand visitors may be visiting New York and our hotel for the first time, and always make you feel welcome. There is one employee of the hotel that is mentioned fondly with more frequency on […]

Jake’s Rooftop Garden

Jake's Rooftop Garden fresh produce

You know all about Jake’s Rooftop Garden, right? Tommy Benedict, an urban landscaper, (who, by the way, creates those beautiful flower arrangements that you see around the hotel and restaurant) had the brilliant idea to create a garden around the edges of the building on top of the hotel. He is the one who nurtures […]