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.
Celebrate Labor Day in the city where it was founded. Since a New York labor union first established the holiday in 1882, it has become a welcome break for New Yorkers — and a way to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season. Here’s how to have the perfect Labor Day in NYC.
How do you stay fit while traveling? Wellness in NYC reigns supreme, so there are plenty of ways. Whether you’re here for business or leisure, here’s how you can stay fit with or without leaving the hotel.
The NYC Ferry is bringing locals and visitors to the city’s once-industrial shores. Along the East River, explore some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and arts. The NYC Ferry connects lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts, making for a more relaxed and scenic way to get around. Skip the subway and hit the spots below when you take the NYC Ferry this summer.
If you want to follow the well-heeled locals in New York, just spend 48 hours on the Upper East Side. The neighborhood’s doors lead to many of the city’s best restaurants and cultural attractions — and chances are at least one will be held by a white-glove doorman. And because it’s located just a hop, skip, and jump from Midtown, it’s easy to spend the weekend on the Upper East Side.
New York may not be known as the greenest city on the planet. But on Earth Day, the city gives Mother Nature the celebration she deserves. Looking for NYC outdoor activities to enjoy on Earth Day? From Earth Day celebrations to simply taking in the sun, sea, and salty air, these are the best things to see and do this year.
Outdoor brunch, the start of baseball season, and cherry blossoms—what’s not to love about the New York in the spring? As temperatures rise, locals shed their winter coats and head outdoors, from Central Park in Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Here are Hotel 48LEX’s five reasons why spring is the best time to visit New York.
Which mood are you — Angel or Devil? No matter which you choose this Valentine’s Day in NYC, you and your partner can have the romantic getaway you were hoping for. Here’s our definitive guide to spending a romantic day in the city, indulging whatever side of love you choose.
New Yorkers are experts at pampering their pooches, even bringing them to dog friendly NYC hotels. Case in point: New York Magazine’s latest article on the rise of dog birthday parties. From upmarket grooming to outdoor parks to dog-friendly restaurants, here’s how to spend a day treating your pup to dog friendly NYC activities in Midtown—because man’s best friend deserves a vacation too.
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.