New York City Nightlife on the DL

Get that New York City Nightlife

I admit it, I don’t go out clubbing much these days… But, when my friends from out of town come for a visit I dare not disappoint!  As  a “Native New Yawkah” expectations run high, here is my latest list of top hot clubs to hit when you are in NYC – if Clubbing is yo’ thang!

Top New York clubs

(P.s. I Love webster hall and it’s massive, sprawling spaces – floors of people and musical options, a good time and great venue to catch a concert!)

Photo Credit: By Dossier – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The secret life of The Gotham Hotel

The Gotham Hotel has a secret past … not so secret really – and although we enjoy the Batman references – truth is, this luxury hotel is the former home of the world famous Gotham Book Mart – a literary salon that exists no more in life but in our memories and online.  This place was much more than a book store, the GBM was a community that nurtured the budding careers of writers and artists, such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.

Although censored, The Gotham Book Mart proudly continued to sell James Joyce’s Ulysses – the GBM stood tall in the face of diversity as selling D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover in the 1920’s and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer 1930’s led to lawsuits and landmark decisions on censorship. GothamSM-0117


The Gotham Hotel stands proudly on this historic site, retaining the namesake to carry on tradition to new generations and keep the spirit alive.

Gotham, the name itself alludes a mighty iconic City, each floor features original artworks celebrating historic moments and glimpses into the life and times of ye ole Gotham City!


Take the time to remember all the infamous New York personalities associated with the famous Gotham Book Mart with our “Gotham Book Mart Celebrity Birthday Calendar”


Sunday Nights in Spring – 20 Reasons to sneak in an extra day in New York City

Come early or stay late – there are so many reasons to extend your stay for that extra Sunday night, especially into the Summer!GothamSM-0686

Tip:  Events that extend through or fall on a Sunday are less crowded that day, it’s easier to get reservations and tickets – and there are so many options that you can book right now!

Always – Sunday Brunch at the legendary Rainbow Room featuring live Jazz the classic New York brunch is taken to new heights at the landmark Rainbow Room. Decadent à la carte dining is complemented by special chef stations featuring indulgent desserts and award-winning brunch cocktails, all set within New York City’s most iconic setting. Thoughtful details and elevated style have attracted both locals and visitors for a taste of quintessential Manhattan.nbc_marquee_ge_building

Here’s a tip, If your preferred reservation time is not available online, or if your group is larger than eight, please contact them directly by calling 212.632.5000 or emailing

Always  Spend a day at the McKittrick Hotel and  Sleep no more!  Have an adventure in interactive theater, Sundays are a great time to experience the show, do Brunch or dinner and top it off with a rooftop cocktail at The Gallow Green – it’s American Gothic at its best!

All Season Long – Book ahead for the  Jazzy Brunch Cruise around Manhattan – Fun and scenic, Hornblower’s Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise is the best-kept brunch secret in NYC! Live music and good food makes Monday look a little brighter. Starting at under $70 per person.

Special Sailings:

Easter Brunch Cruise
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
Father’s Day Brunch Cruise

Always Salsa! – Check Calendar for these great nights!   Get your Salsa Dance on –  Not just a fiesta, it’s a workout – Guilt free indulgence!  LATIN SUNDAYS PARTY WITH JIMMY ANTON – NYC – 6:00 – 10:00 PM – Downtown Manhattan, NYC – The longest running & most attended On 2 mambo social in New York City since 1993 – A destination for dancers from all over the world – Excellent studio floor & hundreds of dance partners for you to choose from – Presented by long-time mambo instructor & performer Jimmy Anton, who is the main DJ, playing classic salsa & cha cha.

LAS CHICAS LOCAS @ DANCESPORT – Midtown Manhattan – 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM – Midtown Manhattan, NYC – An On 2 mambo event for those who want to keep on dancing after the regular Sunday socials – Held in an attractive dance studio with adjoining cafe & attended by a crowd of available partners including some advanced dancers later – Presented by DJ Alejandro Bouza who plays a wide ranging mix of salsa plus a bit of cha cha & bachata –  From 5:00 – 9:00 PM there is a mostly bachata party!

Always – You’re a star!  Here is the Sunday night Karaoke line up – Dalton’s Bar and Grill; – where  there are no strangers in Daltons. Just friends you didn’t meet yet!  KARAOKE EVERY SUNDAY AND THURSDAY  FROM 10 TILL??

Tip:   Share Your Twitter and Facebook posts with them for a free shot at Dalton’s!

Corner Stone Tavern – Downstairs 961 Second Ave. (51st St.) New York, NY.  (212) 888-7403

Keats: 842 Second Ave. (E. 45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 682-5490.  Special guest hosts featured monthly. The show is tailored to include the musically talented, the musically challenged, and everyone in between.

MK Karaoke: 11 W. 32nd St. (between 5th & Broadway) 5th floor. (212) 564-3436.  Korean karaoke lounge features 10 private rooms. Over 100,000 songs in Korean, English, and Chinese.

Always Explore New York Secrets  Beyond the city where we work, eat, play and commute every day lies a hidden New York: mysterious, forgotten, abandoned or just overlooked. Here is a list of New York City’s coolest secret spots, ones you’re not likely to read about in any guidebooks.

Always something great happening –  Spend a day at the Jewish Museum!   More than art, this museum offers dynamic education programs – from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more – serve a wide range of audiences, including families, students, educators, and art lovers.  Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum now open!  And don’t miss March 18–August 7  Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Always – Unwind, relax and get your head right – take a Spa Day.  Recover from the holiday or prepare for your work week with one of these fabulous, top rated spa’s in Midtown East

Alternating Sunday night’s through April @ Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe – feeling frisky?  How about a little edgy musical dinner theater, presents Palin Live!  It’s 2016 and Sarah Palin is back, but this time, she’s a musical. Spend an evening with the self anointed Maverick of Melody as she dances down the yellow brick road to the white house, in America’s first ever musical campaign.

Opening March 25th through season  – No guide would be complete withIMAGE_1000000282out featuring the pride of New York in Brooklyn, Luna Park at Coney Island is an experience-a unique amusement park destination where the real and the fantastical blur together, where history blends with innovation under a patina of bright lights. Go. Experience the adventure!


March 25th – April 3rd, 2016 – Planning on attending the Auto show this year? Stay through Sundays and find shorter lines and easier access!  Check out all these great events planned for Easter Sunday the 27th and April 3rd!

Sun, Apr 10, 2016, 7:30 pm – 92YChocolate Fest has just gotten a whole lot sweeter! New exhibitors include Red Hook-based Raaka Chocolate, Nolita’s Stick with Me (whose owner/chocolatier is a Per Se alum), and specialty tea purveyors Serendipitea. Back by popular demand: Chocolat Moderne with cheese partner Lucy’s Whey, for great chocolate and cheese pairings; FIKA; The Grenada Chocolate Company; Pralus; Bonnat; Liddabit Sweets; Laurie and Sons; The Atlantic Confectionary Company; and Boston-based FIXX Chocolates. Also returning are our wine-with-chocolate partners Gotham Wines and Liquors and Guittard Chocolate, and artisanal ice cream exhibitor Penny Lick Ice Creamwith an old-fashioned ice cream cart brimming with tiny cones of blond chocolate praline, milk chocolate and mini fudge pops.

April 15 – 17, 2016 Green Festival  Check out the the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 250 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle!

April 13th – April 24th, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and HUB There are tons of films showing on Sunday that you may otherwise not be able to get in to!  There is more to this film festival than film,  10 DAYS OF GROUNDBREAKING EXPERIENTIAL STORYTELLING — Come to the Hub for virtual reality, interactive installations, films, tv, and talks with the best storytellers in the world. Catch a glimpse into the future of the rapidly changing world of storytelling.

April 17 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm 2016 – Union Square (E. 17th St. and Park Ave. in Manhattan).  It’s Earth Day 2016 !  The annual Earth Day New York events are a fantastic way to to connect to environmental campaigns, green lifestyle products, and interesting people doing great green work!  They will have dozens of exhibitors, interactive displays, live performances, and kids’ activities.

Apr 17, 2016 A night at Carnegie Hall, just walking distance from The Gotham Hotel  – it’s MISATANGO  Hear an orchestra and singers perform the Argentinian Misatango plus works by Stroope, Hampton, and Stopford at Carnegie Hall. 8:30 PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

March 20, April 6 and 24, May 10 and 22, June 5 and 23, July 7 and 17, August 2 and 14  Free Garment District Neighborhood Walking Tours  Explore New York City’s Garment District during this one-and-a-half-to-two-hour tour, led by Mike Kaback. You might visit a private showroom, a sample sale, Mood Designer Fabrics and more, all while learning about the neighborhood’s historic background and importance. The tour—which starts at 10am on weekdays and 2pm on Sundays at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 39th Street—is free, but reservations are required; you can make them by emailing

April 13–20  Madison Avenue Watch Week  Madison Avenue, between East 57th and East 69th Streets: Now in its sixth year, Madison Avenue Watch Week is a weeklong fete of luxury timepieces. Celebratory events and exhibitions take place at Madison Avenue boutiques including Chopard, Diesel, Hublot and Cartier. Special events include a presentation of high-end Chopard watches from Geneva and a series of watchmaking classes from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Rare and limited-edition pieces will be for sale here.  

new-york_-_bryant_parkApril 6, 2016 at Bryant Park – Get your Scottish on Tartan Day Observance at Bryant park  Celebrate Scotland on the Fountain Terrace as we bring you a variety of pipe bands, singers and musicians to perform for you – from the sound of the bagpipes, to celtic rock, drums and more.

Enjoy that extra night to party one last time  – or stay in your room to Netflix and chill, make sure you do it with us!  Book your stay now at  The Gotham Hotel NY be sure to mention, you heard it from me…and if I missed something, please leave a note in the comments and I’ll add it and credit you!  

\\Your friend,



Welcome home, friend.


Your Room Is Ready!

We’ve been working extra hard to make your stay with us even more luxurious this Spring – and there is so much to do here in New York City!

The Gotham Hotel is celebrating it’s new look for the new season by offering you savings and fabulous perks.  Stay at The Gotham Hotel in New York City this spring and save 20% off rates when you book the Spring Refresh offer.

You’ll also receive a gift card to spend on your own new look at the hottest shopping destinations in NYC, along with a refreshing bottle of bubbly on your balcony overlooking Midtown Manhattan.

Keep reading to find out more!  Here’s some of what’s happening!

Don’t miss a Night at the Theater!  The Fantasticks are back this March through July – and so much more!  On or Off Broadway, there is always something magical springing to life on the stages of New York City!  Check these out!

The New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show is always a visual, sweet smelling treat!

February 27 – April 17, 2016 which celebrates its 14th anniversary in 2016, is the largest of its kind in the country. Expect thousands of brilliantly colored orchids and plenty of cultural evNYCGO Logoents, as well as Q&A sessions with experts, musical entertainment, lectures and guided tours. For more information on this year’s theme, visit

And, if you like it floral, check out The Macy’s Flower Show – it’s FREE!  An annual presentation of flower arrangements, bouquets and gardens in Macy’s Herald Square. This year’s theme is America the Beautiful, and the show will display native flora found across the country. Starts Sunday, March 20, 2016 through Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Talking about March in New York City, you have to highlight St Patrick’s Day and The Official St Patrick’s Day PubCrawl NYC  — You can say that St Patrick’s Day is the unofficial time of the year when we ring in the spring season with some cheers. How about participating in some daytime fun to mark the giant St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year?

Or, do it traditional  The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

March 19th The Black Party in NYC is one of the best things to do in spring, and over 5,000 of the city’s most daring men will bring their wildest, skimpiest, and kinkiest looks.  Does Spring make you Frisky?  Here’s the event for you

And, when you come to the City to enjoy all these exciting events, you will want to stay with us!

This incredible offer is available exclusively to our website users – you won’t find this deal anywhere else!

Book the Spring Refresh offer and receive:

  • 20% off boutique accommodations
  • $50 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, or Lord & Taylor
  • A bottle of Prosecco on the balcony upon arrival
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Gym Passes