Sleeping Around NYC

By Shari Hartford The Elysée and the Giraffe, both members of the Library Hotel Collection, are small boutique properties that offer a residential ambiance in a city filled with giant impersonal chain hotels. In keeping with the country retreat feel of Library Hotels, a generous continental breakfast is served in

By Shari Hartford The area around Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in New York City is most notable for the James Farley Post Office, the line-up of bargain busses that take travelers to Philadelphia and Washington, DC, Macy’s Herald Square and for the constant stream of commuters coming and

  By Shari Hartford Back in the day, ladies wore hats…everyday, everywhere and the center for the millinery trade in New York City was 38th Street. Number 63, built in 1912, housed a factory where these hats, and their respective feathers, ribbons and bows (otherwise known as “trim) were manufactured.

By Shari Hartford Take a stroll down quiet tree-lined 13th Street in Greenwich Village and you will come upon…a hotel !?! The Jade NYC, a new boutique property, was designed to mirror a fine European establishment. With only 113 rooms, the elegant ambiance permeates every inch of the townhouse-like setting.

By Shari Hartford Now that the hipsters have landed in  Montauk – a fact simultaneously bemoaned and regaled by locals alike – those of us “old-time visitors” are hard-pressed to find the touch of old Montauk that we wax poetic about. Gurney’s Resort & Spa is just such a memory.