November 08 2019

New York Celebrates the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

When Macy’s department store hosted their first Thanksgiving parade in New York in 1924, no one was sure exactly how the public would respond. The parade, which consisted of whimsically costumed store employees, live musical entertainment, elaborate floats, and actual living animals (graciously lent by Central Park Zoo), was an enormous success, attracting 250,000 spectators to the parade route. Each year since then, except for a short stint during WWII, Macy’s has hosted its Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today, the parade … Read More

October 07 2019

The Rink at Rockefeller Center Plaza: A Promethean City Icon

From the Statue of Liberty to Grand Central Terminal, to the Empire State Building, New York City abounds with iconic landmarks. Just a leisurely four-minute stroll from our hotel, the Rink at Rockefeller Center Plaza is another such landmark, frequently appearing in movies and television shows over the decades. Though you’ve probably seen the rink and the 18-foot golden statue of Prometheus that overlooks it, you might never have noticed the inscription on the wall behind: “Prometheus, Teacher in Every … Read More

September 09 2019

Celebrate Cinematic Achievement from Across the Globe at the 57th Annual New York Film Festival

For nearly six decades, the New York Film Festival has brought the cinema’s most talented actors, directors, producers, and other industry professionals together with film fans from across the world to recognize the year’s most extraordinary achievements of the silver screen. This year, from Friday, September 27, through Sunday, October 13, you too can join the thousands of celebrants who will congregate at various locations across Lincoln Center to learn, laugh, weep, and be forever transformed by hundreds of film … Read More