Dennis' Guide to New York City
Collected by Dennis Spafford, Collection Hotel Staff
At Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue Dennis is an expert on what to do in New York City. This is just a selection of his many suggestions of what to experience in the area.
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
The main branch of the New York Public Library is one of the country’s grandest Beaux Arts buildings, a temple to learning on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. At the end of the 19th century, John Bigelow, who oversaw the Tilden...
New York, NY 10018, USA
Looking up from the lawn at Bryant Park, you get the feeling of being in canyons. I sometimes call the city, especially Midtown, a canyon because everything towers above you. I love spending time in Bryant Park, which is well known for being a...
36 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Lady M supplies cakes to some of the most exclusive restaurants in New York and offers high-end, superb pastries and cakes to a discerning clientele. The minimalist décor of their Bryant Park Boutique is a chic respite from the grind of midtown....
135 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Aureole is a French-American restaurant, located just outside Bryant Park. It's run by the lauded Charlie Palmer Group. I consider it a restaurant of note for its high-quality, inventive menu and sophisticated ambience—but it's not at all stuffy....
151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
While Herald Square may at first seem like a tourist trap, there are plenty of stores to shop for everything from designer clothes to elegant jewelry. The great thing about this shopping area is that there are stores for every budget. H&M, Forever...
21 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Children can start their Sundays as guest stars in a musical brunch, Tunes With Tina, which returns to Measure Lounge in Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue this fall. On Sundays beginning at 11:30 am, Tina deVaron, singer and jazz pianist,...
200 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Roche Bobois is a high-end French furniture store with two locations in Midtown. The store has locations on the East Coast, West Coast and internationally and has been known to sell pieces to the famous and mega-rich. The contemporary pieces are...
New York, NY 10017, USA
Formerly the delivery entrance for many stores on 42nd Street, the Grand Central Partnership decided to spruce up 41st Street and create a promenade leading up to the New York Public Library in the late 1990s. Now quotes from literary luminaries...
225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
The JP Morgan Library's grand, old-world elegance immediately transports you to turn-of-the-century New York. And at that time, there was almost no one more powerful than financier JP Morgan. He launched U.S. Steel and even served as the...
6 West Manhattan, W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Paris Baguette creates amazing cakes and pastries, both sweet and savory, and is a go-to stop in Korea Town. The shop is always busy and Langham Place, Fifth Avenue sometimes orders cakes for guests from there. There are a few locations around...
3, 225 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
If you have a sewing or quilting project, Mood Fabric in Manhattan should be your first stop. It’s one of the last big names in the city's Garment District. Project Runway fans will recognize the store because the contestants gather their supplies...
8 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Kristalbelli is a chic Korean restaurant just next to Langham Place, Fifth Avenue. The hidden gem of a restaurant personifies Asian luxury and is one of the highlights of nearby Korea Town. The menu features meat for cooking on each table’s...
200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA
Rockefeller Center was one of the great construction projects of the Great Depression, a complex of 14 buildings between Fifth and Sixth avenues and 48th and 51st streets built over the 1930s. It's also one of America's grandest examples of Art...
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