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Welcome to your "insider's guide" to all things New York. Check in with our WestHouse Your House blog to discover the cultured nuances that make this fascinating city hum with its own unique energy.

Listen Like A Local

Listen Like A Local

Despite what enthusiasts might tell you, exploring New York in sub-freezing temperatures isn’t exactly ideal. Sure, there are some benefits, like ice skating in Central Park or the hot chocolate at ...

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Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Let’s be honest - there are few holidays as polarizing as Valentine’s Day. Being single on February 14th means spending the evening in bed, binge-watching the least romantic series possible an...

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Where Samantha Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Where Samantha Celebrates the Lunar New Year

“There are only a handful of city events that I look forward to each year,” says Samantha, WestHouse’s concierge, “but Chinese New Year is one of them.”

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Andrew's Favorite Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl

Andrew's Favorite Sports Bars for Watching the Super Bowl

For sports fans, the first week of February is dominated by hot wings, packed bars and important game-day rituals. Even non-aficionados get pumped for the Super Bowl with the expectation of a blowout half...

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Is Fashion Modern? The MoMa Knows

Is Fashion Modern? The MoMa Knows

It’s no surprise that New York City has a profound influence on the culture of the modern world.

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How Alice Cures the January Blues

How Alice Cures the January Blues

January is here, which means it’s time to throw your trees on the curb, box up the decorations for next year and try not to count all of the holiday cookies you’ve consumed over the past thirt...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s New York

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many of us will be reminded of the hero’s most formidable and powerful moments in history.

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What People Said About Us

What People Said About Us

2017 was another year of sophisticated living, bespoke stays, and premiere privileges for the books.

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Nueva York, Ich Liebe Dich

Nueva York, Ich Liebe Dich

New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world. International travellers have a good chance of stumbling upon familiar sights, sounds and flavors from back home, while residents benefit from the ...

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An Aspiring Theater Lover’s Guide to Off-Broadway

An Aspiring Theater Lover’s Guide to Off-Broadway

“New York and theater are pretty synonymous for me,” says Erica, WestHouse’s biggest resident theater fan.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Queens

A Foodie’s Guide to Queens

Eating well in New York isn’t just easy, it’s become an expectation.

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A Poet's Holiday in New York City

A Poet's Holiday in New York City

For those who know and love New York, the holidays can be an exceptional time of year. The bright lights and first snowfalls cast a particularly warm glow over the city at the start of every winter.

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How Jessica Experiences Silence in the City

How Jessica Experiences Silence in the City

I’m a city girl through and through, but sometimes living in New York feels like you’re stuck in a hamster wheel that’s loud, crowded, and always moving.

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Why Henri Bendel was the Pioneer of Self-Branding

Why Henri Bendel was the Pioneer of Self-Branding

The brown and white stripes of Henri Bendel have served as a beacon of luxury for over 100 years. But the man behind the stripes, Henri Bendel himself, was much more than a savvy businessman with a knack ...

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The Art of People Watching

The Art of People Watching

Let’s talk about ‘people watching.’ According to front desk associate Alex, there is nothing that’s more quintessentially New York.

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The Best Way to See New York on Two Wheels

The Best Way to See New York on Two Wheels

Walking the streets of New York, you learn three tips for survival: a) faster is better, b) make your own rules, and c) never step in front of a moving cab.

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NYC’s Most Popular Workout Classes

NYC’s Most Popular Workout Classes

The fitness scene in New York City is constantly changing. There’s always a popular new yoga, dance-based, or strength-training exercise class to try.

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The Best Halloween Streets in New York

The Best Halloween Streets in New York

New York sure knows how to celebrate a holiday, and Halloween is no exception. Even though it’s only one day on the calendar, NYC honors Halloween all month long with festive displays and decoration...

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5 Favorite Late-night Jazz Venues

5 Favorite Late-night Jazz Venues

New York is a city that caters to culture. For every enthusiast, there’s a place to explore and grow your passion.

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The Most Iconic NYC Movie Scene Locations

The Most Iconic NYC Movie Scene Locations

New York City is filled with some of the world’s most recognizable parks, bridges, buildings, and monuments.

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