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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.




  • Family-Friendly Museums Worth Visiting

    Family-Friendly Museums Worth Visiting

    While the MoMA and the Museum of Natural History will always be winning favorites in our eyes,

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  • Get to Know Our NYC Neighborhood

    Get to Know Our NYC Neighborhood

    201 West 55th Street, at the corner of 7th Avenue. Our prestigious Midtown Manhattan address places you in the true heart of New York.

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  • Foodie Summer Events, Festivals, and Street Fairs

    Foodie Summer Events, Festivals, and Street Fairs

    Summer in New York conjures afternoon fantasies of taking long strolls through the park, sipping cocktails on roof decks, and snacking on gourmet eats wherever they pop up.

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  • Light Up Your Thursday Nights With SilverScreen at WestHouse

    Light Up Your Thursday Nights With SilverScreen at WestHouse

    The popcorn is popped, the champagne is on ice, and the stage is set. It’s time to shake up your after-work routine with an ode to vintage Hollywood.

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  • What to see and do on NYC’s islands

    What to see and do on NYC’s islands

    You can name the five boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. But can you name five islands that surround the Big Apple? As the weather warms up, take an afte...

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  • Day trips for art lovers in NYC

    Day trips for art lovers in NYC

    Being #InResidence means being around a likeminded group of people who know the style and beat of the city intimately.

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  • Art and Culture in and around Lincoln Center

    Art and Culture in and around Lincoln Center

    While the best of NYC theatre lies near Broadway, and the city’s slew of museums can be found all across town, Lincoln Center provides a concentrated hub for culture, arts, and especially music.

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  • A Spring-Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Central Park

    A Spring-Inspired Self-Guided Walking Tour Of Central Park

    Spending an afternoon exploring Central Park is a quintessential New York experience. Located in the true heart of the city, its 843 acres of inspiring architecture and landscape design offer a quiet esca...

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  • Where To See Spring Blooms In NYC

    Where To See Spring Blooms In NYC

     

    There’s nothing more beautiful than a colorful flower garden in the spring. Every year, the city brightens with vibrant blooms, refreshing our moods and sweetening the air. Here are ou...

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  • Film Festival Season

    Film Festival Season

    Los Angeles is where movies are made, but New York City is where they’re celebrated. Spring is film festival season in NYC, and thousands of directors, producers, actors, and fans gather to celebrat...

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  • My New York Necessities: Ashley Clarkson

    My New York Necessities: Ashley Clarkson

    Being #InResidence means being around a likeminded group of people who know the style and beat of the city intimately. So in celebration of last month’s New York Fashion Week, we’re sharing th...

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  • What to do with an extra hour of sunshine after daylight saving time

    What to do with an extra hour of sunshine after daylight saving time

    Even though it’s still technically winter until March 20th, early signs of spring are already starting to pop up around New York City. One of the biggest indicators the seasons are changing is the a...

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  • Peace and Quiet in Midtown

    Peace and Quiet in Midtown

    With its busy sidewalks, rush of people, and honking taxis, Midtown Manhattan often feels like the center of the universe. As the Frank Sinatra song goes: “New York is the city that doesn’t sl...

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  • The Year of the Rooster

    The Year of the Rooster

    2017 is the Year of the Rooster, but regardless of your Chinese Zodiac symbol, there many ways to celebrate in the city. The Year of the Rooster only comes around once every 12 years, and here’s how...

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  • My New York Necessities

    My New York Necessities

    Being #InResidence means being around a likeminded group of people who know the style and beat of the city intimately. So in celebration of New York Fashion Week, we’re sharing the six places or obj...

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  • Where to woo your sweetheart in NYC

    Where to woo your sweetheart in NYC

    New York City is one of the most romantic cities on Earth. The bright lights, the fine dining, the whirlwind of vibrant culture — ask anyone who’s ever visited, and they’ll agree New Yor...

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  • Eat  Drink and Shop Your Way Down Broadway

    Eat Drink and Shop Your Way Down Broadway

    There’s no street in New York more famous or more beloved than Broadway. From Battery Park to the Upper West Side, and everywhere in between, you’ll find some of the city’s best dining, ...

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  • 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time Between Meetings

    5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time Between Meetings

    From the moment you wake up, a typical day in New York City moves a mile a minute — especially with a calendar full of meetings. But even the busiest schedule allows you some downtime to see the bes...

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  • Best Views in New York

    Best Views in New York

    When you walk the streets of New York, you hear the same advice repeated: Don’t forget to look up. But every once and a while, it’s beneficial to see the city from a new angle.

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  • Shows to See During NYC Broadway Week

    Shows to See During NYC Broadway Week

    Are you a fan of Broadway? Then the coming weeks are a great time to be #InResidence at WestHouse, with the semi-annual Broadway Week promotion offering theatregoers a chance to purchase two-for-one ticke...

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  • Vote For Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

    Vote For Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

    Each year, Travel + Leisure magazine celebrates the best in the business with its esteemed “World’s Best” awards, shining the spotlight on readers' favorites in categories including airl...

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  • City Winery Shares Wines to Drink over the Holidays

    City Winery Shares Wines to Drink over the Holidays

    December is here, which means the countdown to the holidays has officially begun! In anticipation, we chatted with Alexandre Calvi, City Winery’s beverage director, to get his 6 tips about choosing ...

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  • NYC’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

    NYC’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

    Come December 31st, hundreds of thousands of revelers will flock to Times Square to watch the famous Waterford crystal ball drop at the stroke of midnight. But the crowds, frigid temperatures, and long wa...

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  • Beauty Tips for the Modern Woman

    Beauty Tips for the Modern Woman

    WestHouse recently launched a partnership with NOMI Beauty, allowing WestHouse residents to schedule beauty and hair appointments in the comfort of their own rooms during a visit to New York. Here, NOMI B...

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  • Six NYC Holiday Traditions to Visit This Year

    Six NYC Holiday Traditions to Visit This Year

    New York City is one of America's best places to celebrate the holidays, with scores of attractions and traditions held throughout the month of December. Sometimes, however, the crowds, hassle or pure tac...

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  • Five New York Art Exhibitions to See Right Now

    Five New York Art Exhibitions to See Right Now

    This autumn, the latest set of New York art exhibitions are breaking the mold. From socially and politically consequential works to sonic gardens, expressionist paintings, and colorful folk art, these sho...

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  • A Perfect Day on the Upper East Side

    A Perfect Day on the Upper East Side

    Gilded Age mansions and at least a half dozen museums anchor the Upper East Side as one of New York City's most affluent neighborhoods.

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  • The Perfect 57th Street NYC Shopping Spree

    The Perfect 57th Street NYC Shopping Spree

    Cool fall days in Midtown Manhattan are best spent strolling through Central Park, or slipping in and out of the high-end boutiques and galleries lining 57th Street. Even if you don’t plan to leave ...

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  • Where to Get a Michelin-Starred Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City

    Where to Get a Michelin-Starred Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City

    Just because you’re skipping town on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to forgo the turkey feast altogether. New York City’s restaurant scene is as lively as ever on Thanksgiving Day, w...

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  • Experience the White Light Festival like a VIP

    Experience the White Light Festival like a VIP

    For the seventh year in a row, Lincoln Center will play host to the White Light Festival from October 16 to November 16. The month-long, multidisciplinary affair features international musical ensembles, ...

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  • Why We Love New York City in the Fall

    Why We Love New York City in the Fall

    It is always sad to say goodbye to beach days and sandals weather. But the harvest season brings its own charms to the Big Apple. Here are a few reasons why we love New York City in the fall.

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  • Touring the Affordable Art Fair

    Touring the Affordable Art Fair

    Seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers will head to the Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea from September 28 until October 2.

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  • Where to Dine During New York Oyster Week

    Where to Dine During New York Oyster Week

    Oysters are served (especially raw) as a delicacy, and there’s no better time to sample the best in the city than during New York Oyster Week

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  • How to See New York Fashion Week Like a VIP

    How to See New York Fashion Week Like a VIP

    The style world is gearing up for New York Fashion Week, when America’s best designers show off the next season’s looks. Attracting as much star power and exclusivity as the Met Gala, NYFW has...

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  • Where to Eat in NYC Now: Interview with Emily Elyse Miller of Trends on Trends

    Where to Eat in NYC Now: Interview with Emily Elyse Miller of Trends on Trends

    Everybody’s searching for the hottest restaurants and bars in New York. That’s why we sat down with Emily Elyse Miller—founder and creative director of Trends on Trends, a culinary trend...

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  • Explore NYC on the East River Ferry

    Explore NYC on the East River Ferry

    Here’s a foodie-friendly guide to exploring New York via the East River Ferry.

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  • The US Open: A VIP Guide

    The US Open: A VIP Guide

    Every year, the world’s top tennis players spend two weeks in New York City for the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament before the ATP World Tour Finals. And just because you’re...

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  • A Perfect Day at the Jazz Age Lawn Party

    A Perfect Day at the Jazz Age Lawn Party

    Every summer, hundreds of revelers in 1920s-inspired outfits converge on Battery Park, where they take the ferry to Governors Island.

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  • How to Spend a Day in Lincoln Square

    How to Spend a Day in Lincoln Square

    There’s more to Lincoln Square than its hallmark performing arts center. 

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  • WestHouse Guide to NYC Restaurant Week in Midtown

    WestHouse Guide to NYC Restaurant Week in Midtown

    The list of restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week 2016 is up, and a slew of Midtown’s best spots are on it. 

     

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  • Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    Where to Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution. Manhattan may be more than 3,600 miles from Paris, but Francophiles in New York have a wide choice of th...

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  • Best Rooftop Bars in NYC to Visit Now

    Best Rooftop Bars in NYC to Visit Now

    Summer temperatures are finally here, and while the beach is cool, sky-high views are better. It’s time to head up to the best rooftop bars and restaurants in New York. Enjoy the open air, drinks an...

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  • How to Celebrate the 4th of July in NYC

    How to Celebrate the 4th of July in NYC

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  • WestHouse Guide to the Hamptons

    WestHouse Guide to the Hamptons

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  • Finding the Hamptons in NYC

    Finding the Hamptons in NYC

    Approximately 100 miles east of Midtown Manhattan, The Hamptons are a string of seaside communities on Long Island’s South Fork. The 18th-century shingled houses and hidden estates behind boxwood he...

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  • WestHouse’s Guide to Biking the Hudson River Greenway

    WestHouse’s Guide to Biking the Hudson River Greenway

    No other bike route is as scenic as the Hudson River Greenway. Separated from motor traffic, the it’s the most popular bikeway in the United States. The bike and walking path runs 13 miles from nort...

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  • 5 NYC Parks Where You Can Dine Outside

    5 NYC Parks Where You Can Dine Outside

    Summer is right around the corner, and New York isn’t waiting to get outside and enjoy the weather. From street cafes to rooftops, there’s no shortage of places to eat outside, but for a truly...

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  • The Art of Baking: Why You Need to Try Sweets by NYC’s Mini Melanie

    The Art of Baking: Why You Need to Try Sweets by NYC’s Mini Melanie

    Ahead of this year’s Frieze New York art festival, we’re looking at art from many angles—from contemporary pieces at the new Met Breuer to high-design pastries.

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  • Why You Need to Attend Frieze New York 2016

    Why You Need to Attend Frieze New York 2016

    WestHouse is proud to partner with Frieze New York, one of the world’s leadi...

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  • NYC Attractions for Food Lovers: The WestHouse Insider’s Guide

    NYC Attractions for Food Lovers: The WestHouse Insider’s Guide

    Before you write off some of NYC’s most ...

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  • Where to Find NYC’s Most Famous Film Scenes

    Where to Find NYC’s Most Famous Film Scenes

    Movie locations offer a window into the past: from the glamor of the ’60s to the soul of the ’70s to the grit of the ’80s and beyond. While the landscape of the city changes on an almo...

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  • Inside the New Met Breuer

    Inside the New Met Breuer

    After 78 years, The Metropolitan Museum has opened its second outpost: the modern and contemporary art branch now lives on the corner of Madison Avenue and 75th Street. Dubbed the Met Breuer, it’s i...

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  • An Interview with Jacques Torres: King of the Chocolate Easter Bunny

    An Interview with Jacques Torres: King of the Chocolate Easter Bunny

    Master pastry chef Jacques Torres reveals five things we didn’t know about his iconic chocolate Easter bunny.

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  • What to Do on a Rainy Day in NYC

    What to Do on a Rainy Day in NYC

    While a rainy day is never ideal, the city’s best luxury shopping, acclaimed dining and noteworthy exhibitions can be enjoyed indoors.

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  • Four Meals from the Women Leading NYC’s Restaurant Scene

    Four Meals from the Women Leading NYC’s Restaurant Scene

    New York restaurants have long been known as macho places. But that’s changing, thanks in no small part to the women chefs leading some of the city's best kitchens.

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  • Four Reasons Why NYC's Central Park is Best in Winter

    Four Reasons Why NYC's Central Park is Best in Winter

    Most Central Park recommendations focus on summer activities, which makes sense. But this green space is not so green six months out of the year. And not only that: Central Park is actually even ...

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  • Which NYC Ice Skating Rink is Right for You?

    Which NYC Ice Skating Rink is Right for You?

    We’ve broken down the top skating rinks in New York City.

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  • Five Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl this Weekend

    Five Reasons to Skip the Super Bowl this Weekend

    Not everyone is excited about watching football this Super Bowl Sunday – Beyonce and Coldplay’s halftime performance excluded. We’ve put together a list of things to do this Super Bowl Su...

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  • New York City’s New Valentine’s Day Date Spots

    New York City’s New Valentine’s Day Date Spots

    New York City is one of the world’s most romantic cities, with hundreds of museums, parks and restaurants to visit with a beloved. And while there are plenty of classic options to consider (such as ...

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  • Finding NOLA in NYC: Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New York City

    Finding NOLA in NYC: Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in New York City

    Mardi Gras is fast approaching, and while we won’t all make it to New Orleans this year, we can do our best to celebrate the grande fête here in New York City. Whether you’re looking for a saz...

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  • Where and What to Eat in NYC in 2016

    Where and What to Eat in NYC in 2016

    The year 2016 has arrived, bringing New Year’s resolutions with it. Read on for WestHouse’s culinary take on the annual goals list.

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  • A Guide to

    A Guide to "Broadway Week 2016"

    For two weeks each winter, tickets to Broadway’s top shows go on sale, as theaters hope to fill seats in New York’s low season.

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  • The Best Hot Dogs in New York City

    The Best Hot Dogs in New York City

    New York is world famous for its hot dogs. They're in almost every film, and they're on almost every block. While you can always stop at a Sabrett street cart (there are hundreds throughout Manhattan), we...

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  • A New Year’s Eve Champagne Countdown

    A New Year’s Eve Champagne Countdown

    WestHouse’s resident wine connoisseur Peter Ramondi shares his favorite bottles of bubbly to drink from early in the evening till the big m...

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  • WestHouse's Holiday Décor: The Inside Story

    WestHouse's Holiday Décor: The Inside Story

    It’s the holiday season in New York, and the entire city is getting into the spirit. 

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  • The Best Christmas Window Displays in NYC

    The Best Christmas Window Displays in NYC

    Fifth Avenue takes the Christmas spirit to new levels. Here’s a photo tour of our favorite displays in NYC.

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  • Best NYC Foods to bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

    Best NYC Foods to bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

    The New York City-unique foods that make any Thanksgiving dinner better.

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  • NYC Bars for Book Lovers

    NYC Bars for Book Lovers

    The best of New York City’s bars with a literary past. Here’s where the most famous writing giants worked on their masterpieces (and bar tabs).

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  • Where to Buy NYC’s Cutest Sweaters

    Where to Buy NYC’s Cutest Sweaters

    While we miss the beach days of summer, there’s something inherently satisfying about bundling up with a scarf and your favorite cashmere on a crisp fall day.

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  • Trick-Or-Treating for Adults: NYC’s Best Candy Shops

    Trick-Or-Treating for Adults: NYC’s Best Candy Shops

    This Halloween weekend, as children scoop up mini Snickers bars, adults in New York can visit one of these incredibly new sweet shops.

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  • The Best German, Austrian & Swiss Restaurants in New York City

    The Best German, Austrian & Swiss Restaurants in New York City

    October means Oktoberfest—in Munich, but also right here in NYC. Here are the best German restaurants in New York City:

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  • Behind the WestHouse Fragrance

    Behind the WestHouse Fragrance

    Little known fact: A growing number of restaurants, shops and hotels pump scents into the air as a way to fully immerse guests into the experience.

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  • What to drink now

    What to drink now

    The final weeks of summer are upon us, but we’re holding on as long as we can, spending time on rooftops and at al fresco concerts—all of which, let’s be honest, is an excuse to enj...

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  • NYC Restaurant Week: Michelin Edition

    NYC Restaurant Week: Michelin Edition

    It’s Restaurant Week in New York again. A true misnomer, the biannual celebration runs roughly a month long (until August 14), and invites diners to discounted, prix-fixe dinners and lunc...

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  • Al Fresco Culture: The Best of New York’s Outdoor Events

    Al Fresco Culture: The Best of New York’s Outdoor Events

    New York City shines during the dog days of summer. Many locals are off vacationing, so there’s a noted quiet in the normally clamorous streets. Come August, the cultural calendar starts ...

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  • BROADWAY’S BEST NEW SHOWS (& WHERE TO EAT)

    BROADWAY’S BEST NEW SHOWS (& WHERE TO EAT)

    This summer, Broadway’s most buzzed-about plays and musicals range from warm-hearted romances to darkly comedic puppet shows. But just because the shows themselves start at 8pm doesn&rsqu...

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  • Hotel Manager Bassim Ouachani on the WestHouse Experience

    Hotel Manager Bassim Ouachani on the WestHouse Experience

    WestHouse Hotel  offers the ultimate luxury hospitality experience inviting leisure and business travelers alike to make WestHouse, Your house. At the helm, Hotel Manager Bassim Ouachani, ensures o...

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  • Manhattan's best picnic spots

    Manhattan's best picnic spots

    The sun is out, the rosé is chilled. It’s the perfect time for a picnic in New York City. You might think that being a crowded island, Manhattan wouldn’t have many options for a l...

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  • The New Whitney: What We've Learned

    The New Whitney: What We've Learned

    The Whitney Museum has been open in its new Meatpacking District location for a month now (about twenty minutes in a subway or cab away from WestHouse), and already it’s an instant classic. Lines ...

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  • New York’s Best Steakhouses

    New York’s Best Steakhouses

    If there’s a better way to say “Happy Father’s Day” than a big steak dinner, we haven’t found it. After an elegant brunch at A Voce, part of our exclusive Father's Day package, ...

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  • New York City's Best Rooftop Bar Views

    New York City's Best Rooftop Bar Views

    Ah, summer in the city. When the temperature rises, WestHouse Hotel guests start to drift toward the beautiful terrace on the 23rd floor, where there’s cocktails, bar snacks and mind-blow...

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  • New York City's Best Outdoor Workouts

    New York City's Best Outdoor Workouts

    Warm weather has finally arrived here in the city, and the last place any of us want to be is inside the gym. Locals and visitors alike can agree that getting outside and exploring the city trumps sitting on...

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  • The Best Children’s Activities in New York City

    The Best Children’s Activities in New York City

    At WestHouse, kids (who we call “Little Residents”) can explore one of the world’s most exciting cities just outside the hotel’s front doors. We’ve put together a list of the be...

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  • How to Make A Stunning Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

    How to Make A Stunning Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

    At WestHouse we are constantly inspired by the ever-changing blossoms in our lobby, and never more so than in the spring. Walk around the city and you’ll see that every farmer’s mar...

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  • An Only-in-NYC Guide to Mother’s Day

    An Only-in-NYC Guide to Mother’s Day

    From big parties on the sprawling New York Botanical Garden lawn to relaxing spa specials just for her, WestHouse can point you to the best Mother’s Day celebrations in NYC. If you forgot...

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  • A New Spin on an Old Fashioned

    A New Spin on an Old Fashioned

    An Old Fashioned, which is whiskey or brandy muddled with sugar and bitters, topped with a twist of citrus, has taken on a distinctive new taste with the grand opening of The Den, WestHouse’s speake...

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  • An Insider’s Guide to the 2015 Frieze Art Fair

    An Insider’s Guide to the 2015 Frieze Art Fair

    WestHouse is proud to be an official hotel partner of Frieze New York, one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs. On May 14-17, Frieze New York will bring to Randall’s Islan...

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  • WestHouse Itineraries: 5 Perfect NYC Excursions

    WestHouse Itineraries: 5 Perfect NYC Excursions

    Carnegie Hall is woven tightly into the fabric of New York City, standing as a tradition-rich venue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. But this classic venue isn’t resting on its laurels....

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  • 4 Inspirational Designers

    4 Inspirational Designers

    From the balcony of The Terrace at WestHouse Hotel, the heart of the city, the architectural grandeur of New York is breathtaking. At night, the light beaming from high-rise buildings illuminates the sky ...

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  • Bespoke Bath Products in NYC: The City’s Top 6 Apothecaries

    Bespoke Bath Products in NYC: The City’s Top 6 Apothecaries

    A stay in New York City can do wonders for your soul, but it can do a number on your skin. The mile-a-minute, outdoor-centric nature of life in NYC dictates we encounter the elements daily, Luckily, the city...

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  • New York City’s Best Day Trips

    New York City’s Best Day Trips

    Most visitors to New York City land at the airport, take a cab to their hotel and spend the rest of their time exploring the myriad sites in Manh...

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  • Parks where you can dine outside

    Parks where you can dine outside

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