Sleeping Around NYC

By Shari Hartford I have lived in New York City my entire adult life. In fact, I was born in the city. And, I expect, I will be carried horizontally out of the city at some point many years from now. I remember the Deuce when it wasn’t a television

By Shari Hartford As a veteran of print publishing I enjoy stories about “the good old days.” And since I was in the business for 35 years, those stories had better be long before my time. Enter the Life Hotel, or as it was known in 1895, the headquarters for

By Shari Hartford Sometimes you encounter a perfect fit…it can be a store you visit time and time again, the perfect pair of shoes and then, sometimes, it’s a great hotel. Not one on a spectacular list, not one on the lips of the hip, but one that just gets

By Shari Hartford Just when you think a hotel is a hotel is a hotel, comes the new kid on the block…a micro hotel. While part of the lexicon in Europe and Asia, micros are relatively new to the U.S. market. Some are really glorified youth hostels and some are

By Shari Hartford I’ve crossed the line…actually a bridge. As a lifelong New Yorker, I admit to being almost completely unfamiliar with the other boroughs. Sure I’ve been to Yankee Stadium (The Bronx), visited cousins in Queens, walked the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights and have driven through the picturesque Moravian

By Shari Hartford Quirky. Fun. Innovative. Sexy.  An all-inclusive resort on a sunny Caribbean island? No, a new hotel in the heart of Times Square. If you find cookie cutter rooms, bland décor and predicable amenities suitable for your visit to New York City, then read no further and carry

By Shari Hartford It’s not often that I chose to spend time, and therefore write about, a chain hotel. I figure if you are looking for a Sheraton, Marriott or such, you will know exactly where to find them. However, I was intrigued by the new concept from Hyatt where

By Shari Hartford Yes, Times Square is glitzy, loud, edgy and bright. And that’s just fine when you’re out and about walking to the theater and seeing the sights. But when it’s time to settle in for some r&r you want tranquil and quiet. The brand-new Luma Hotel Times Square

By Shari Hartford After 35 years as a print magazine editor, I easily wax poetic about typefaces, the smell of ink and the noise of great printing presses churning out pages and pages of glossy fashion and important words. In 1930 there was a printing house nestled in the Hell’s

By Shari Hartford It’s Spring and hotels are popping up on every street in New York City. Some are like generic weeds, indistinguishable from the next and others are like delicate flowers, unique and aching for further inspection. The Redbury New York is such a delicate flower, located on a