How to Spend an Afternoon in Grand Central

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When New York’s Grand Central Terminal opened a little over 100 years ago, architectural firm Reed and Stem’s plans called for the building of an entire new city surrounding the Beaux-Arts station. While that train-centered city was never fully realized, the station alone is packed with a day’s worth of things to see and do.

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Art Lovers’ Guide to Museums in NYC: Winter 2018 Edition

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Winter is the most exciting time of the year in New York. Festive holiday cheer from stunning window displays to ice skating and hot chocolate await around seemingly every corner. But for a great way to warm up on a cold winter day, dip inside to these 4 winter exhibits at our favorite museums in NYC.

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What to See at the Bryant Park Winter Village

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Just steps from Hotel 48LEX New York, Bryant Park transforms every holiday season into New York’s true winter wonderland. From holiday shopping to a pop-up food hall and New York’s only free ice-skating rink, don’t miss this quintessential holiday activity.

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Shopping Local in Manhattan’s Midtown East

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Installation view of GNY: 5 Year Review at MoMA PS1, May 7–October 18, 2010. Photo: Matthew Septimus

The holiday season is upon us and with Hotel 48LEX’s Cyber Monday Sale – you’ll have plenty of savings to get out there and shop, dine and see the city. Lucky for you we’re located in one of the premier neighborhoods for holiday festivities – from the tree in Rockefeller Center to 5th Avenue shopping. But there’s plenty of other Midtown gems as well. Use some of those savings to explore and support the businesses that make Midtown so magical this time of year.

Lexington Brass

 

You don’t have to go far for an authentic New York holiday meal. Settle in to the plush leather seating, order our exclusive, three-course $30 prix fixe dinner for guests-only, and take in the classic views of Lexington Avenue from Lexington Brass.

Little Collins

 

Popular with the locals, this little café serves up strong espresso and an Australian-inspired brekkie. The Smash (avocado toast) has wide appeal, but a Pick Me Up (omelet sandwich with tabasco, tomatoes and caramelized onions) to start your day is highly recommended.

The Museum of Modern Art

 

Enhance your stay in Midtown with a visit to The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to its renowned permanent collection, MoMA presents special exhibitions that are often among the best tickets in town.

Suitsupply

If you’re late to an outing or suffered a last-minute spill—or you’re just looking for the next big thing in suit shopping—try out Suitsupply. It’s the Zara of high-end suits (and provides all the uniforms for our staff!), a suit store on the fast fashion model. Most pieces are off the rack but tailoring is available. While the store prides itself on being accessible to everyone, don’t worry—you can still get all the Italian wool you want.

Café Grumpy

 

Café Grumpy lets their coffee speak for itself. The company started roasting its own beans in 2009 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s since expanded to locations around the city, and still focuses on quality and selecting beans from socially and environmentally responsible producers worldwide. Stop at the Grand Central Terminal shop for espresso, brewed coffee, and locally-sourced pastries. Don’t miss an excellent opportunity for people watching as busy commuters make their way in and out of the terminal.

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The Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

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Since 1907, Manhattan revelers have gathered in Times Square to watch the ball drop, welcoming them into the New Year. Though over a million spectators continue to gather amidst the neon glow of Times Square, there’s more to New York than the brilliant lights and dazzling energy. Here’s how insiders spend New Year’s Eve in NYC.

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10 Quintessential New York City Foods

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Every city has its culinary specialties. Boston has chowder, Miami has the cubano, Baltimore has the crab cake. But this is New York, so we have a lot of them. Here are ten quintessential New York City foods.

Every city has its culinary specialties. Boston has chowder, Miami has the cubano, Baltimore has the crab cake. But this is New York, so we have a lot of them. Here are 10 quintessential NYC foods.

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How to Do Thanksgiving in NYC Like a New Yorker

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The holidays in NYC have been chronicled in countless movies, but living the magic yourself is a whole new experience. While many empty out of the city for Thanksgiving, like transplants who return home, the locals stay behind. From the spectacle of the world’s most famous parade to an array of outdoor events that will make the city feel like a world all your own, here’s how to do Thanksgiving like a real New Yorker.

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