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11 Aug 2014 Review Of New York New York Hotel And Casino

New York New York Hotel & Casino is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. A visit to this casino is close to an actual visit to New York City, complete with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. This resort facility replicates the New York skyline, including the Empire State Building. The lower floor of the casino is surrounded with small shops like one would see if in the City itself.

A tourist standing on the second floor balcony is treated to the view of the casino floor and the shops that border the casino tables and games. If you come to the casino from across the street, you can come over the bridge that crosses the Strip directly into the New York New York second floor.

The hotel amenities are first class with well-appointed rooms and extras, if wanted, like whirlpool baths. They do offer special packages if confirmed via the Internet or phone. It is worth the effort to arrange a package deal, as there could be a savings on the room rate for a several days’ stay.

The casino offers a normal range of Las Vegas gaming and excitement. The other offers of the casino are a sports book and an old time Irish Pub. There is also a stage show with different entertainers throughout the year. The shops that border the casino floor offer a variety of items and food services. The ambience of the entire facility is intended to make the guest feel the vibes of a New York visit.

With its location in the heart of the Strip, the New York New York is convenient to any of the other Las Vegas attractions that a visitor wants to see while in town. As with most Las Vegas casinos, they do have special accommodations for VIP guests who are above average gaming enthusiasts. If a customer wants special treatment, the way to get it is to ask for it. Let the hotel know what you want; you may be surprised at how easy it is for them to arrange for your desires.

There are many unusual places to visit and stay in Las Vegas. The New York New York should be on any visitor’s list of places to see while in town. Stop in for a bite to eat, a drink, and maybe a little table action. This casino is worth the visit for any tourist. The New York City feeling is remarkably real to all who stop by.

09 Aug 2014 Restaurant recommendations: New York City, NY

New York calls to me always, and I’ve made effort, for a few years now, to get in at least one annual trip to my favorite city. We all know that there are a wealth of experiences to be had in the city, and that besides all the sights and sounds, besides the exciting hustle and bustle, in the midst of it all there is food and more food. This April I stayed in Jersey City for two weeks with friends Steve and Alexia, in a cute little store-front apartment just a short little walk down to the Path station and across to Manhattan. I didn’t eat much in Jersey City, for though I’m sure there must exist restaurant gems there, I could not help but be drawn each day into the tunnel under the water, into the city, to feed off the energy, a palpable presence in the subways, on the streets, in the people, the bars, the restaurants, the food, New York energy in the food.

My girlfriend at the time shared with me a passion for food, at the same moment as interested in eating a dirty water dog in Central Park as checking out what dinner was like at the restaurant of one of our favorite celebrity chefs. We would try everything if we only could. The beautiful thing about eating in New York City is that you can have an eclectic day of taste discovery on Monday, followed by a completely different day of diverse dining on Tuesday, and let’s not forget about the rest of the week, so many new opportunities to eat.

Whether visiting or residing in New York, you can easily follow your own food path, and I recommend spending at least one entire day doing so, forging ahead on a discovery of your own, following your nose or merely following happenstance. Wandering, after all, is filled with discovery in Manhattan. There are times, however, when it’s best to have some recommendations, and so here are some of mine to choose from, culled from places I dined in April.

First things first, pair up with a good dining partner. Having along another person who also appreciates food lends unquantifiable value. When you discuss your experiences, you gain more insight into them. Is it possible that talking about the nuances of flavor in a meal can deepen your experience of the meal? Most definitely.

Next, avoid Roy Rogers, even if you are hungry and tempted to eat fast food, do not go inside. Roy would be ashamed of what they’ve done to his legacy. I was also disappointed by Dallas BBQ on 42nd Street. We were seated without any problems and ordered a few minutes later, at 11:49 p.m.,

03 Aug 2014 New York Apartments For Sale

Before we begin, you should know that our main purpose is to hand out as much valuable information about New York Apartments, as we can fit in a short piece of writing There’s no denying that the Big Apple is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit. It just takes one search of a travel website to realize that even the cheapest hotels often don’t fall within most people’s budget restrictions. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to rent New York apartments for their visits. This is a great alternative as it offers all the comforts of home and you’ll enjoy much more room than any typical hotel room affords. Business travelers frequently find themselves in Manhattan for extended periods of time. This may be because a new office is opening or they have to secure a business deal. Living out of a suitcase and eating in expensive restaurants each night isn’t pleasant. When you are renting one of the many New York apartments that are available, you can cook your own meals each night and then relax in the living room, the bedrooms or the kitchen.

From here on out, we will give you suggestion on what can make this subject a little more helpful to you. Families also find these types of accommodations to be the best deal for their dollar. Unlike many other locales, many of the hotels located within New York City charge extra for any additional family members over the basic two per room. This means a family of four or five will pay substantially more in a hotel than they would in private New York apartments. Another benefit that the apartment accommodations offer is the extra bedrooms. There’s no longer any bickering about who gets the beds and who has to sleep on the sofa sleeper or cot. When searching for an apartment to rent you can specify how many beds you need in addition to the number of bedrooms that would work best for your family. The best way to find this type of accommodation is to do a quick Internet search. This will typically yield a selection of private companies and real estate agents who handle short term rentals for New York apartments. Since you likely won’t be close enough to the city to tour the rentals in person, you’ll likely be given access to images of the apartments that meet your criteria and price range. This can give you a great idea of not only the space itself but of the furnishings that you’ll find there too. If you want to rent an apartment in a building that has a twenty-four doorman or one that provides fitness facilities you should specify this when you make initial contact with the rental agency. Although you can expect the price to be higher on New York apartments with these types of accommodations, you do want to ensure you and your family feel safe and comfortable while you are away. Try searching for a particular keyword from the title of this interesting piece of writing about New York Apartments on your favorite search engine and you are sure to find a wealth of knowledge.

30 Jul 2014 Best guided tours of New York City

To see old New York the way Ellis Islanders saw it, I recommend a visit to the Tenement Museum off Mott Street, between Little Italy and Chinatown, by the old Five Points neighborhood. Its a guided tour that whisks you away for a little over an hour into a world that is gone but not forgotten. Granted it is a guided tour of one building, but it is a journey into what makes New York forever new.

The building in question was built in the mid eighteen hundreds. It is a three story, walk-up tenement crowded with tiny apartments. The original wallpaper is in the dimly lit stairwell. It is a gloomy place where the other half lived. Each floor is furnished with the belongings of a different era’s inhabitants. The rooms crammed with brickabrack and heirlooms look as if the tenants just walked out to their jobs in the Garment District or to purchase some onions from a pushcart vendor on the street. The rooms are full of traces of hardscrabble lives trying to get by in an alien city that offers hard-to-come-by promises.

The guides are full of stories gleaned from extensive research and the stories come alive in the setting. You learn what it was like when the neighborhood wasn’t chi-chi or a tourist destination. You intrude on a private past and come out wiser and grateful afterward. New York remains an immigrant city and this glimpse into its hallowed tenement past sheds light on what happens today in the outer boroughs. We do what we need to get by. We live where we can and we make the best of our surroundings. Where there is life, there is hope and children remember their childhoods fondly. Adversity is a state of mind and there is no shame in being poor or struggling to get ahead.

The Tenement Museum is gritty the way people’s lives are gritty. There but for the grace of the angels go we. Because of those who came before us and worked hard, New York is a great city and America is a great country. The story of New York is the story of America. The story of the people who took ship from faraway lands to take a chance on the Lower East Side in one of the most cramped and congested neighborhoods in the world, is why our country is great.

The gift shop is small and no one is getting rich running tours at the Tenement Museum. They are providing a valuable service. This is not a tourist attraction. It is a learning experience and no one who exits the tenement comes out unmoved. This is not gaudy, flashy, out to make a quick buck or out to paint a fantasy. When you visit the Tenement Museum you get real New York, the New York of yore, the New York where real dreams come true. You get a slice of the city past, present and future in ways you won’t get by riding a tour bus or sampling tapas at restaurants that pay for the pleasure of being included as a stop on your stroll. Buildings and neighborhoods in Manhattan, or anywhere, will take on new meaning after you are guided through the Tenement Museum.

29 Jul 2014 New York Apartment Remodeling: Time for a Cool and Comfy Change

Living right in the city of New York and being surrounded by the 24/7 hustle and bustle of the people and thriving businesses can make a long day longer. At the end of your working hours, you then go back to your big city apartment and be greeted by the unwelcoming sight of all the everyday clutter, wear and tear, and even house areas that screams repair. And you wonder, What would it take to have an inviting place to come home to? The answer is simple. It is time for a cool and comfy change through New York apartment remodeling.

A common challenge that you would have to take on when considering to remodel a New York apartment is space. Though in general apartments can vary largely in terms of square foot area, average living units in big cities commonly have limited areas. But you need not fret as there are home improvement techniques you could use to be able to make efficient use of every inch of the apartment.

What you want to achieve with your New York apartment remodeling project is to make living more comfortable with a new welcoming and airier feel with every room. You would also see to it that everything would look beautiful but without sacrificing functionality. And the solution to all of these is a good focus on storage and furnishing space. To start with, take a thorough look at every corner of your rooms for items and spaces that are seldom used and I am sure your list could get lengthy. Take a box and pack these items to be kept, or you could also opt to sell them. If you go with the box option, keep it in one of the unused spaces like under the bed. You can also replace the bulkier furniture pieces with space-saving but fashionable ones according to your taste

Additional shelves and creatively located cabinetry are also great solutions in organizing your things. When shopping, you are sure to find a wide selection of cabinets and shelves with dimensions that are enough to fit into any corner of any room. You can opt for space-saving designs such as free-standing, corner shelf units or wall mounted. Just make sure that you would also consider a color and texture to match the rest of the décors. But if your idea of New York apartment remodeling is having functional features conveniently installed into the structure of your home, then you ought to find a qualified contractor to work with you.

After maximizing home organization and getting rid of the clutter, integrate elements that create an illusion of more space into your New York apartment remodeling project. Lighting and interior painting can also do wonders in opening up space. The choice of fixtures and color is important as well as the creative implementation of each. To maximize lighting, avoid leaving out areas and create shadows and make use of reflective surfaces and mirrors. With interior painting, texture and application technique should be considered. There are countless ways in which you can inject your style into your New York apartment remodeling project and make your living area more welcoming and comfortable. All it takes is a good dose of creativity.

26 Jul 2014 Attractions of New York City, NY

Battery Park, New York City

Battery Park has become more or less a landmark for tourists every since 9/11. Located at the bottom of Manhattan, just below the financial district is skirts the site of the form World Trade Center and lends a decent yet distant view of the Statue of Liberty. It draws thousands of visitors each year.

History buffs enjoy facts and Battery Park has historical facts abounding. For instance, at the time of the War of 1812, a fort was built in Battery Park between 1808 and 1811. The fort was named Castle Clinton in 1817 after DeWitt Clinton, Mayor of NYC at the time. After the war, and in the many years following the area served as an entertainment center, an opera house and an immigration landing depot. IT was even the NYC Aquarium until it closed in 1941.

Places To Stay and Dine

Because there is a lot to do and see in and around Battery Park staying close by is not a bad idea. The Marriott on 85 West Street across from Battery Park off the Westside Highway is an ideal spot. Located in the financial district of New York City, this Marriott makes for an ideal getaway and has easy access to the World Trade Center site, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, South Street Seaport, Battery Park and SOHO, NYC. All 497 richly appointed rooms are comfortable and offer luxurious accommodations. On the Marriott campus, guests will find the famous Roy’s New York restaurant, a Starbucks and the contemporary 85 West Cocktail Bar.

The Ritz Carlton is in Battery Park and is a luxury 5 star that caters to business and leisure travelers. It caters to the hip crowd but also accommodates young families with babysitting services. The hotel is close to some fabulous restaurants including Nobu, Peter Luger and Pearl Oyster Bar. The Flagship Embassy Suites of New York City’s Financial District offer full-service, upscale accommodations within walking distance to Battery Park and Wall Street. Each suite is beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and spacious living room, two televisions, a stocked mini-bar, microwave oven, coffee maker, two telephones with data ports, high speed Internet access and a well lit work table.

Moran’s is a friendly, sociable tavern that has a history that goes back to 1857. The specialty is American Continental cuisine that is outstandingly delicious with prim aged beef, and fresh New England style lobster. It’s across the Westside Highway leaving Battery Park on Washington Street, open Monday through Saturday

25 Jul 2014 Hotels in Midtown New York

Welcome to the city of dreams. The city of living dreams, the New York City. The New York City is vivid with the life and people from across all continents which make this the greatest cosmopolitan city in the world. Not only it offers a substantial lifestyle but it is also a great center of economic and business activities. The streets of the New York City are always flooded with people with dreams to make big and in return the city offers them everything which they come here for. The largest city in the state and the most populous city in the United States is New York City, which is comprised of five counties, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. New York City is home to more than two-fifths of the state’s population.

If you are a visitor the first glance of the city with its tall skyscrapers and beautiful and bold architecture attracts you towards its glamour and style. Immerse yourself completely and surrender yourself to the city of style, highlife, history and culture. Apart from its glamour and highlife New York City has a great historical significance which will come across every nook and corner. It is the city which is standing tall on with its rich historical and cultural heritage. In all you would find all American attributes here in New York. If you’re a first-time visitor to New York City, come see for yourself the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge and all our other world-famous attractions. If you’ve been here before, there’s always another neighborhood to explore, another restaurant to try, another Broadway show and museum blockbuster to see, another don’t-miss cultural performance or sporting event.

One of the famous parts of the New York city is the Midtown region. Midtown is a neighborhood in New York City that has world-famous buildings such as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Empire State Building. The core commercial of the Midtown area extends from 40th Street up to Central Park on 59th Street and from Third Avenue on the east side to Ninth Avenue on the west. Midtown Manhattan is the busiest commercial district in the nation with the majority of NYC’s skyscrapers and entertainment spots. More than 3 million commuters come here along with tourists, residents, and students. Times Square and Fifth Avenue have massive clusters of shops and restaurants and are one of the biggest tourist attractions.

There are many hotels clustered in the Midtown region of the New York City. You will find a hotel for every budget in this region. The most well known hotels in this region are Crowne Plaza At United Nations, Beekman Tower Hotel, Nlst Eastgate Tower Hotel, Eastgate Tower Suite Hotel, New York Helmsley Hotel, Hotel Bonanza of Las Vegas, Hotel Dorset, Bedford Hotel, Doral Tuscany Hotel, Lyden House, Affinia Dumont Hotel, Interstate Motels Inc, Greenpoint Hotel Grand Hyatt etc.

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20 Jul 2014 Discount New York Hotel Rates

Discount New York Hotel Rates

New York is one of the most magnificent cities in the world which is commonly known for its skyscrapers and mostly surrounded by water this empire state has majestic mountains, cities, lakes, pastoral farmlands, vineyards and many more. The city leads in most of the sectors including law, finance, business, trading and media organization throughout the world. The city is a world famous cultural center having arrays of beckoning museums, art galleries and theaters and many significant historical sites. Many cultural movements originated from this city which contributed highly in the field of music, art and literature like Harlem Renaissance in literature and art, abstract expression in painting and hip hop in music. The city grew with the time and during the late nineties it looked more cleanly, safer and livable.

The most attractive feature of New York City is its skyscrapers. Mostly surrounded by water this city could only grow in vertical direction. It’s a densely populated city wherein the huge building seems touching the sky. We find buildings of old and new architecture the city has more than 2,000 arts and cultural organizations and more than 500 art galleries of all sizes. The city is a hub of performing arts venues like New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York City Opera. Summer stage is a place where many events and concerts take place. It shows performances of free plays, 1,200 free concerts and music in central park. The performances of dance and theater events take place across all five boroughs during summers.

Tourism is a flourishing industry in the city of New York. Millions of foreigners and American tourists come to this place every year. There are lot many things to see and view. Some major tourist’s attraction includes the world famous Empire State Building. Major shopping destination such as Jackson Heights, Flushing and Brighton Bridge make the tourists fight their temptations, scores of museums such as Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of art. Also famous are the TIMES SQUARE, the Bronx Zoo, Washington Square Park, Central Park and the New York Botanical Garden. Even there are events such as Tribeca Film Festival and the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village. New York City as well has acres of parklands and public beaches. New York’s food culture is influenced largely by the food lovers and city’s immigrant, the city became famous for bagels, and New York style pizza and cheese cake due to Italian and Jewish immigrants. Some 4,000 mobile food vendors are licensed mostly owned by the immigrants. The food from Middle East is the hot favorite with mouth watering dishes like Kebabs and falafels the restaurants in the city offer many hot cuisine.

Above all, the New York City has many hotels to serve its tourists. The hotels range into many budgets to suit many. So if you are planning a visit to New York on a tight budget, worry no more as the city has plenty of discount hotels to provide you with the best accommodation. As you plan your trip ensure that you make prior reservations to avoid last minute hassles.

19 Jul 2014 Behind the scenes secrets of the New York City real estate market

The secret behind the New York City real estate market can be summed up in one word: hype.

Realtors, developers, politicians and media outlets do a superlative job of marketing the benefits and excitement of living in New York City. That is, after all, their jobs. And since many of their victims already have a mythical view of New York engrained in their consciousness, they are as susceptible to overpriced real estate as they are to believing that poets live in the West Village.

Of course, there are the laws of supply and demand. But is there an economic theory that explains why an otherwise reasonable person will pay 40, 50 or 60% of their income to live in a run-in-the-mill apartment in a run-in-the-mill neighborhood? There is clearly another factor at work here.

Call it the New York City mystique, call it the magic of the big city lights, call it the promise of fame and fortune, call it the center of the art and fashion world…call it hype.

New York City is not nearly as distinct as it used to be. Chain stores and fast food joints abound. Funky and inexpensive independent shops and restaurants can no longer survive. Artists, musicians and writers can no longer afford to live in New York’s famously bohemian neighborhoods and practice their craft. True, they attempt to develop new enclaves, but before long the lawyers and stockbrokers arrive, along with astronomical rents.

There has always been a disconnect between the image of New York City and its reality. One wonders if there will be a tipping point as that gap grows larger and larger. It’s doubtful. The latest generation of New Yorkers think that it’s normal to have a Starbucks on every corner with a Gap across the street. They expect it. Just like the mall at home.

And yet New York is still considered by many as the only place to be. Even if that includes a real estate market that is completely out of sync with the incomes of the vast majority of its residents. Supply, demand and a healthy serving of hype.

It remains to be seen whether the current economic crisis will have any significant impact on real estate prices in New York. 2009 promises to be a very interesting year in determining the city’s financial future, as well as the new attitudes and priorities that may manifest as a result .

Not that any of this matters to the very wealthy. Or to the frat boys crammed in with three roommates in Gramercy who will get married and move to Jersey in a few years. Or to the Carrie Bradshaw wannabes, in complete denial of their credit card balances.

The New York that lives in their minds is the essential secret behind the seven-figure price tag on that studio apartment downtown.

17 Jul 2014 Top Three Luxury Hotels in New York City

New York City is home to a multitude of hotels. From budget to extraordinary all the options are there. For those who prefer traveling in style NYC will not disappoint. The following Five Star hotels are three of the finest that New York has to offer.

A Hotel for Every Season
The I.M. Pei-designed Four Seasons Hotel is one of the most acclaimed luxury hotels in New York City and is popular with travelers from across the globe. It is an extremely child-friendly hotel and is therefore specifically popular amongst families traveling to the Big Apple.
Boasting 364 oversized guestrooms including 61 suites the room amenities are guaranteed to blow your mind. Only the best of the best in terms of luxury products, furnishings and fittings adorn these rooms. The spa at this luxurious hotel blends contemporary knowledge with ancient wisdom and will delight your senses while relaxing your body and mind.

As it is located close to some of New York’s greatest attractions, the Four Seasons Hotel is very well-liked amongst travelers interested in doing a bit of sightseeing during their trip. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Television and Radio and the Statue of Liberty are all accessible from the NYC hotel.

Dining at the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the hotel’s signature restaurant will prove to be one of the most memorable meals you’ll experience in New York City. Offering the perfect blend of Asian and French cuisine legendary chef Joël Robuchon’s meals are not to be missed. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual the Four Seasons 57 hotel restaurant offers up classic American dishes and is open for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Sunday brunches.

A Taste of Asia
In the heart of Manhattan lies one on New York’s most acclaimed hotels – The Mandarin Oriental recipient of the prestigious Mobil Five-Star award for 2007.
Located on floors 35 to 54 of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle this exquisite hotel is home to 248 luxurious rooms and suites which all reflect a melting pot of oriental and Manhattan living.
Every single one of the rooms boasts a spectacular view of central park and the views of the New York City skyline at night are simply breathtaking.

Another feature that attracts many of the hotel’s guests is the luxurious spa which is located on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Boasting amethyst crystal steam rooms, vitality pools, six multifunctional treatment rooms and relaxation lounges a day at this spa of “Ultimate Luxury” is a real treat. If you’re lucky enough to be spending some time at the Mandarin Oriental a Thai Yoga Massage is not to be missed.

Due to its prime location the Mandarin Oriental is located near to some of the best attractions New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center.
After a day of sightseeing there is nothing better than enjoying a sumptuous meal and at the Mandarin Oriental. Dining at this New York City hotel will delight all of your senses – sporting sublime views of Central Park Asiate on the 35th floor is renowned for its French and Japanese offerings, the more casual Lobby Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a light meal and MObar is THE location for pre or post dinner drinks. This prestigious hotel is a favorite amongst travelers to NYC looking for a bit of Five Star luxury.

The Ritz
The 33-story Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel comprises 260 guestrooms and suites. With captivating views of Central Park and all the trimmings you’d expect from a Five Star hotel it is a popular choice amongst travelers to the Big Apple especially amongst those who like to take their pets along. The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park is actually one of the few completely pet-friendly hotels in New York City.

The La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa is an absolute treat for guests looking for a bit of pampering. This luxurious spa boasts six treatment rooms, steam rooms, a wet room, and every beauty and relaxation treatment that you can think of. The jetlag therapy is a must for travelers coming in to this hotel after a long international flight.

This is the perfect hotel from which to explore Central Park and its surrounding attractions. Central Park boasts two skating rinks, a pool, zoo and wildlife center and is home to several concerts and art showings through out the year. There is always something going on in Central Park and a stroll through it will never disappoint.

For a delicious afternoon tea, a light meal or a couple of cocktails the Star Lounge is the place you’ll want to go. For something a bit more substantial sampling the menu created by acclaimed Chef Laurent Tourondel at the newly renovated BLT Market is a must.

While I’ve only featured three of New York’s luxurious Five Star hotels there is an endless array of options when it comes to luxury travel in the Big Apple. Some other notable Five Star hotels include the Four Seasons Hotel, Mercer Hotel, Peninsula Hotel New York, St. Regis Hotel and the Trump International Hotel & Tower.