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
Take a trip down memory lane with our resident historian, Mosette Broderick. Mosette is one of the most knowledgeable people regarding not only the history of the Villard Mansion but also about New York City. In the clip below, Mosette shares some interesting facts about Henry Villard and The New York Palace with ABC’s Live Well Network.
Remember The CW show Gossip Girl? Believe it or not, it was filmed right here at The New York Palace! We were the home to not only the set, but also to some of the actors for a period of time. Check out the video below and see if you remember some of your favorite places from the show, like our lobby and Gilt Bar. We look forward to your visit and a chance to show off our new, renovated … Read More