Viewing: New York

See The Real Stephen and Other Opportunities in Midtown Manhattan

Tourists stay in midtown New York City in order to see a Broadway show or clip clop through Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage. After all, what else is midtown Manhattan good for? Presumably, Getaway Mavens readers have done these things. Multiple times. So really, what’s left to do and see within the slice of […] Read more

Park Central Hotel: Renewed In New York

Park Central Hotel 870 7th Ave. New York, NY How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Stay at the newly refurbished Park Central Hotel and walk across the street. Yes, this former way station for Hollywood stars (Mae West and Jackie Gleason) and First Ladies (Eleanor Roosevelt, who kept a suite here), known in the […] Read more

WestHouse Hotel NYC

WestHouse New York 201 W. 55th St., NY, NY Just a few blocks from Central Park, Carnegie Hall, the Late Show, and within view of the lights of Broadway, the WestHouse Hotel NYC  demonstrates a keen attention to detail and anticipatory, customer-is-king service. The staff really want to make your stay as amazing as possible. […] Read more

Hyde Park, NY: FDR And Top Chefs

WHY GO: A visit to Hyde Park NY on the Hudson River would not be complete without a tour and meal at the CIA – in this case, the Culinary Institute of America – our nation’s premier culinary educational institution, spending at least half a day at the new $35 million FDR Museum and Library at […] Read more

Bedford and Katonah NY: Home to Music, Art and Celebrities Since 1795

WHY GO: When bold-faced names wanted to sneak away from the “Big City” – back when our country was first formed – they came to the wilds of what is now Katonah and Bedford in Westchester County, NY. They still do, though the “wilds” have been tamed a bit. And even though there’s a outdoor […] Read more

Gatsby’s Long Island, NY; How the Other .001% Lived During the Gilded Age

WHY GO? Because you can live out your Great Gatsby fantasies, if only for a weekend, in the very place Fitzgerald’s novel is set. Because the Vanderbilt’s, Roosevelt’s, Woolworths, and the like built mansions on Long Island to rival those of Newport, and you can stay overnight in one. Because everyone knows about those Rhode […] Read more

Blissful Hudson River Vistas And Five Star Dining in Croton-On-Hudson, NY

WHY GO: Stand on the banks of Croton Point Park and you are inside a sublime landscape painting; the looming forested bluffs of the Palisades, the graduated fingers of land extending into the Hudson River, the sun’s reflection on steely waters coalesce into a strikingly familiar tableau.  It is, after all, where the artists of […] Read more

Lake Placid – Gateway to the Adirondacks

WHY GO: The body of water that most people take to be Lake Placid is, in fact, not.  Main Street in this Adirondack town actually fronts Mirror Lake – not much larger than a Cape Cod kettle pond – used for crew practice in summer and speed skating in winter. Approaching the settlement with its […] Read more

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