Category Archives: accommodation

The Magic Pudding

Canada failed the coffee test. Although the breakfasts, the bacon and the cowboys did somewhat make up for it. But the need from our commonwealth cousins was high, with craving culminating from a whirlwind 30 day travel fest. First there … Continue reading

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Waldorf now & then

The Waldorf Astoria has been the place to stay since the doors first opened in 1930. Kings and queens, presidents and princesses, movie stars and musicians graced the halls, ‘kept a room’, or swung by for a cocktail. The hotel … Continue reading

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A wild night on the West side

The American Museum of Natural History may not be listed with Airbnb, but they do have tempting alternative accommodation for a one night stand in NYC. Availability is extremely limited, and in fact only three dates are open for the … Continue reading

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The Standard view

There is nothing standard about the view from the top of the hotel of the same name in the middle of the Meat Packing District. Standing over and around the High Line, with one foot in a popular biergarten and … Continue reading

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Peas in a Pod

A new hotel on the east side near Grand Central Station is boasting about the size of their rooms, and with good reason. These have to be the most well designed compact rooms in the city. It’s a Capricorn’s dream … Continue reading

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Accommodation & Airbnb

Finding the right place to stay when you come to New York for the first time is a big challenge. There are many options available in both the style and location of accommodation and while the success of your choice … Continue reading

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AKA for Australians

With a touch of nationalistic verve after visiting the Australian Consulate twice in as many weeks, I was most impressed to recently find a fabulous spot in the heart of Manhattan that caters specifically for Australians. Well, they also welcome … Continue reading

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Yankee Ferry

Many people traveling to NYC for the first time are not too fussed about their accommodation – so long as it is adequate, they’d rather spend their time and money exploring the city. But since venturing this week over to … Continue reading

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High Society

There was magic in the air yesterday. High up on the rooftop of the Waldorf Astoria, I had the delightful honour of joining master beekeeper Andrew Cote and the chefs of the hotel for the last honey harvest of the … Continue reading

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accommodation mission

While on a mission to find inexpensive but safe and central lodgings for friends coming to NYC next Spring, I inadvertently found some excellent accommodation that just happens to be a mission. Inadvertently because I was on my way to … Continue reading

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