Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take a Stroll Around the Neighborhood

Broadway’s Walking Tour Approximately 2 hrs


(1) Begin at Broadway’s lobby. Walk to Broadway and make a left. Continue walking north until you reach 112th St.

On this corner is the famed Tom’s Restaurant. The exterior is featured on TV’s “Seinfeld” as Monk’s Restaurant.

From Broadway & 112th St, make a right walking east to Amsterdam Avenue.

(2) Ahead is the Cathedral of St. John Divine. Started in 1897, the Cathedral is the largest gothic-style building in the world. Construction of the building continues even today. Walk west one block back to Broadway and 112th Street

(3) Continue north on Broadway to 116th Street to Columbia University. The campus stretches from 116th to 120th. This is New York’s oldest institution for higher learning it is the nation’s fifth oldest.

(4) Walk north on Broadway to 122nd Street. Make a left and walk west 1 block to Riverside Drive and visit Grant’s Tomb. Completed in 1897, the structure is made of over 8,000 pounds of granite.

(5) On Riverside Drive between 122nd St and 120th Street is Riverside Church. Built in 1930, the 74-bell carillon is the largest in the world.

(6) Continue south on Riverside Drive. Newly-wealthy New Yorkers built mansions here from the 1890’s to World War I. Many were torn down and replaced by elegant apartment buildings beginning in the 1920’s. Make a left on 101st Street and head east until you reach Broadway Hotel & Hostel.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

George's Restaurant Pick

photo taken from juvandesign.com
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

All week George (one of our bellmen) has been raving about Robert Restaurant. It is his new favorite place. It is never too crowded and provides a spectacular view. Wednesday-Saturday there is a live pianist from 8 to 11PM. And, as an added bonus, it is extremely easy to get there from the hostel. All you need to do is take the 1 train (located 2 blocks away from our location) and take it downtown to Columbus Circle. It is just off the train, located right above the Museum of Arts and Design.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No Pants Subway Ride!

This will be the tenth year that the brave and the bold of New York City will dare to go pantless in this organized event. Improv Everywhere's annual No Pants Subway Ride is scheduled for January 9th 2011. Yes, that's tomorrow! Details on how to participate are listed at improveverywhere.com.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from The Broadway Hotel and Hostel!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Oragami Holiday Tree

Each year The American Museum of Natural History celebrates by putting a tree. But, this tree isn't like the other trees. This tree is covered in a myriad of multi-colored oragami ornaments made by volunteers. Inspired by the concept of a dinosaur dig, the theme for this years tree is Discovery. Be sure to check it out before they take it down on January 2!

Also, here is a dinosaur related side note. Jason at the front desk does an excellent impression of a raptor.

(photo taken from http://www.amnh.org/calendar/event/Origami-Holiday-Tree)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Broadway Hotel and Hostel - "Fun with Carl"

Broadway Hotel guests enjoyed a fun night out with Broadway's infamous events host "Carl Napoleon". If there is anything you need ask Carl! He does everything.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cheap Tickets! Broadway and Off-Broadway!

Want to see a Broadway Show, but don't want to pay an obscene amount of money?

Here are some tips on getting awesome discounts!

-You may purchase tickets to many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at the TKTS booth. But, you must purchase them the day of the show. Discounts offered range from 20-50% off. The TKTS booth is located at 47th and Broadway (under the big red steps). See details at tdf.org/tkts

-The Roundabout Theatre Company offers $20 tickets to HIPTIX members, and becoming a member is FREE! To become a member all you must do is sign up and be between ages 18 and 35. See details at hiptix.com.

-Most Broadway and Off-Broadway show offer Rush and Standing Room tickets. The policies are a little different for each show. Look up your show of choice at playbill.com.

-If you would prefer to buy your tickets in advance, you should check out broadwaybox.com for big savings.