On Sunday September 21 the final section of the High Line opened to the public.
For the first time all visitors will be able to continuously walk the 22 blocks from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street, 30 feet up on the elevated park.
The design for this last leg is called the High Line at the Rail Yards and you can expect new design features and plantings together with innovatively designed seating areas and pathways installed in the High Line´s original rail tracks.
The first part of the High Line at Gansevoort Street
Times Square never looked so good. The hotel formerly known as the Milford Plaza, open in March after a $140 million renovation as the Row NYC.
1 331 bright, subway line color-inspired bedrooms with Times Square billboard inspired graphics over the beds as well as the fun hallways that take you on a walking tour of NYC’s downtown neighborhoods via commissioned images of Soho, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side.
The lobby features Iconic M – 24/7 Fuel. Fashion. Fun.
Iconic M is your curated one-stop-shop for everyday essentials… with a twist. It’s a NYC shopping spot where travel needs mingle with magazines and newspapers from across the world. Must-have toiletries meet fashionable souvenirs. Where you can get your international fix, but still grab a snack and beverage (or two) for whatever your day or night holds – anytime.
Wifi is free of charge and available all over the hotel.
Double room fr. US$170 per room/night
The Manhattan View King Room might just be the best room to book in New York but as you can understand by the name, it is not on Manhattan but in Williamsburg at the Wythe Hotel with
“killer views” over Manhattan.
The other great thing about this room:
the Goldie´s Soaps products in the bathroom,
the well stocked minibar with La Quercia prosciutto and Plymouth Cheddar.
the Heritage G2 radio that looks like it is something from 1960s but you can hook up your iPod/iPhone
I love the wallpaper…. when you get up closer you see that the wallpaper actually depicts little street scenes of Williamsburg, from the street signs to the architecture of the Greek Orthodox church on the next block.
Don´t miss a thrilling helicopter ride over New York. Get ready for a spectacular aerial views of Manhattan. It will be a memory for life!
There are several different tours to choose from.
Photographer/director Christian Kozowyk and his crew recently took a daredevil ride and captured the whole thing on video. The video is best viewed without the sound turned on.
……and when you book a tour, I promise you will not ride without the window…..
New York City Sightseeing Helicopter Rides
The Pod 39 Hotel in Midtown has an awesome rooftop terrace and bar with views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
The Pod 39 hotel is a great value if you are looking for an affordable hotel with walking distance to many popular attractions.
The hotel is located in New York City’s Manhattan, a short stroll from Grand Central Station, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Public Library and MetLife Building.
The rooms are small, but the beds are the perfect size, clean, and super comfortable.
They feature a safe, free local calls and cable/satellite channels, and bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. An ergonomic chair, premium movie channels and blackout curtains can be found in each room of the hotel. The bathrooms have a rain shower and provide luxury toiletries.
Price: Double room fr. US$ 284 per room/night