Staying at one of New York City's hottest hotels, like SoHo Grand Hotel? Need a cup of tea? Well, last week, a quaint, art-plastered teahouse, By Name, opened in the trendy neighborhood of SoHo. Luxury Travel Advisor attended the grand-opening on June 5 to scope it out. The Bowery, a street that was once a slum of New York City, has developed into a hipster-ish haven of hotels, art and music. To cater to this countercultural demographic, By Name opened its doors. “The people around there are more artistic and younger and looking for innovations,” said Rorschach Hou, owner of the teahouse. The goal of this new spot is to create a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists. Inside, the white enclave is accentuated with vibrant works of modern art. Food and beverage is served at a stand in the back. Free Luxury Travel Newsletter Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier Luxury Travel Advisor’s only … [Read more...] about On Site: By Name, a New York City Art-Decorated Teahouse
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NEW YORK — A New York City street has been named for rapper Notorious B.I.G. Community members and elected officials gathered in a downpour on Monday at the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street. Rapper Lil' Kim — embracing the event's themes of social justice and making a difference — exclaimed: "We did it, Brooklyn!" B.I.G., who was born Christopher Wallace, was shot to death in Los Angeles in 1997. He detailed street life in Brooklyn in songs and on albums that dominated the pop charts. Voletta Wallace recalled telling a friend amid her heartbreak: "My son was well loved." But she said the street naming evoked "happy tears." … [Read more...] about New York City street named for rapper Notorious B.I.G.
New York City is brimming with show-stopping hotels, so deciding where to stay can often be overwhelming. Which is why we’ve decided to do the hard yards for you and curate our pick of the best. From best design to best icon and best rooftop pool, consider your next trip across the Atlantic sorted. You can find our pick of the best hotels in New York City below. Best for city views: The Ludlow Where? Lower East Side. Towering above eateries and boutiques that have now infiltrated the former tenement district, The Ludlow is a hip new hotel in New York’s Lower East Side. Just around the corner from Katz Deli (of When Harry Met Sally fame) and a 10-minute walk from Chinatown, the location is ideal for exploring. Yet, the Dirty French bistro and the garden bar on the ground floor may just entice you to stay – as will the rooms with stunning views across the city. Be sure to head to the rooftop to watch the sunset as the city turns on its twinkling lights. You can read … [Read more...] about The best hotels in New York City
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order amid what he said was a measles “crisis” in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people, mostly members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish religious community, have gotten measles since September.The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four ZIP codes in the neighborhood.The declaration requires all unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old. People who ignore the order could be fined $1,000. The city said it would help everyone covered by the order get the vaccine if they can’t get it quickly through their regular medical provider.“If people will simply cooperate quickly, nobody will have to pay a fine,” de Blasio … [Read more...] about New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak
TV tonightThe 2018 blockbuster “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” makes its cable TV premiere. Set on a fictional Central American island, it follows Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) as they try to rescue the remaining dinosaurs before a volcanic eruption destroys everything. 6 p.m., HBOChuck Barney, Tribune News ServiceThe most underrated TV program has to be “Billions” on Showtime. The series, which begins its fourth season March 17, has a stacked cast and some of the best writing on TV. The program focuses on two of the most powerful men in New York City — billionaire hedge fund owner Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), U.S. attorney general for the Southern District of New York. These titans battle tooth and nail to destroy anything that gets in their way. It’s a show well worth binge watching. … [Read more...] about Pikes Pick: Great dialogue for New York City top dogs in ‘Billions’