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.
When New York’s Grand Central Terminal opened a little over 100 years ago, architectural firm Reed and Stem 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.
New York, New York (So Good They Named It Twice). The Big Apple packs in enough things to do and see for a lifetime, but what if you only have the weekend? Even if you’re just in town for a long weekend, our guide to 48 hours in Midtown will help you experience it the right way — like a New Yorker.
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.
Hotel 48LEX is no stranger to the business traveler, so we’ve picked up a thing or two from our savvy guests on how to handle the nomadic lifestyle. Travel like a boss with these elite business travel tips.
NYC is famous for its 24-hour subway system, yes, but when it’s hot, rainy or if you’re just plain running late, getting to your destination by taxi is often the most hassle-free option. Whether you opt for one of NYC’s yellow cabs or an Uber, here’s how to tell your driver to get you to your destination—and sound like a local.
Green plastic beads, leprechaun costumes, and fake ginger beards return on March 17 as New York celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re searching for an elevated way to celebrate, look no further: There are plenty of ways to experience Irish culture, food, and beer in Manhattan and beyond. Here’s how Hotel 48LEX recommends avoiding green beer and college kids this March.