Category: History

April 26 2013

Flashback Friday

In the spirit of Flashback Friday, check out our photo collage below to see the different views surrounding our Madison Avenue entrance from 1885-1941. Photos courtesy of The Villard House: Life Story of a Landmark We’re proud of our preservation of the Villard Mansion throughout the years, and look forward to the new changes to come with our renovations. Stay tuned for more Flashback Friday posts and feel free to suggest your favorite past Palace moments in the comments below.

April 26 2013

History Tidbits From Mosette

If you’ve dined in The Madison Room at The Palace or enjoyed a cocktail in our corridor bar, formerly known as Gilt, then you are familiar with the space we are referring to and will be surprised to know some of its history. In our previous post, “Past & Present with Mosette Broderick: Building The Villard Mansion,” Broderick touched on various stories and anecdotes about the mansion, but there was one common theme that stuck out – the collaboration of artists. The … Read More

April 19 2013

What’s Your Sign?

The New York Palace is filled with unique architectural structures and tantalizing tidbits created by the two greatest designers of the early 1880′s – Stanford White and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Their designs have made the hotel not only enjoyable to visit, but also an attraction for history and architecture buffs alike. Our unique Astrological Clock is located in the hallway near the Madison Room. The time piece was commissioned by Henry Villard to separate the public and private portions of the … Read More