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Staff Picks


Stay tuned to the Lex Staff Picks and never miss a beat of New York City’s vibrant pulse. Discover local nightlife hotspots, popular area attractions, cultural festivities, and can’t-miss annual events.

  • “Hope Wanted” at the New-York Historical Society


    On August 14, take a self-guided tour of “Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine,” the latest installation at the New-York Historical Society. At the height of the quarantine, photographer... Read more

  • Scott’s Pizza Tours


    Get the perfect fix for your pizza cravings when you join in on one of Scott’s Pizza Tours around New York City.... Read more

  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical


    Shake off the winter blues and step inside a world of spectacular singing and dancing when you see Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. On February 19th at 7:00 p.m., you will be delighted and awed as performers step onto the stage and take you on a journey of excitement, truth, betrayal, and of course, love.... Read more

  • Broadway BOGO & Vintage Steals


    There are two things that are at their absolute best in New York City: Broadway, and vintage clothing. Start the Roaring 20’s with a great deal, like two-for-one Broadway tickets. NYC Broadway Week invites you to experience the magic of Broadway with tickets to some of the most spectacular performances on stage.... Read more

  • Stroll through the Season


    New York tends to take the cake when it comes to Christmas celebrations. Famous tree lightings are watched around the nation, the Macy’s flagship store at Herald Square is the epicenter of holiday shopping, and Santa is seemingly on every corner. But this year, we’d like to highlight a few hyperlocal seasonal ongoings in the neighborhoods right around Lex Hotel.... Read more

  • So Many Showstoppers


    November is a busy month in New York City, with holiday lights going up and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade causing a viewing frenzy not only on the city sidewalks but nation-wide. It’s also the launch of the holiday season and treasured moments with family and friends. One of the best ways to make memories in New York City is by seeing a once-in-a-lifetime show. ... Read more

  • Architectural Access


    The New York cityscape contains an amalgam of architectural styles. Behind the closed doors of the city’s penthouses and brownstones, there’s an even more fascinating array of design details.... Read more

  • Fashion Forward


    One event that has become synonymous with a September trip to New York is Fashion Week. It often appears to be an exclusive, industry-only event, but it creates a buzz around the city that makes it such an interesting time to visit.... Read more

  • Pause in the Parks


    There’s no denying that exploring NYC in the August heat requires moments of pause. Among the city’s hundreds of indoor museums, galleries, boutiques, and theatres, there are also alternative options for catching a break outdoors.... Read more

  • Midsummer Spectacles


    New York City is always a cultural mecca, and summertime is no exception. The month of July is prime for enjoying live entertainment all around the city, whether indoor or outdoor.... Read more

  • Sweet Sounds of Summer


    Central Park is livening up, popsicle stands are popping up, and new sandals are taking their first steps on those city sidewalks. Summer in New York City is sure to put a song in your heart. The month of June is akin to a summer songbird, with tunes fluttering all about. Here are a few options for a melodic moment in Manhattan:... Read more

  • Brunch Away the Day


    The month of May includes Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and for many, graduation week, and it’s the perfect time of year for celebratory Sunday brunches. We’ve highlighted a couple of Manhattan favorites that are not to be missed.... Read more

  • Songs of Spring


    Spring in Central Park brings the energizing sounds of birds twittering, but the serenades don’t stop there. New York City will be filled with song this month. Check out some options for music around Manhattan this April:... Read more

  • Floral Frenzy


    Who said anything about March Madness? This month, New York is in a floral frenzy. We’re eagerly looking ahead to springtime with events that flaunt the most beautiful flowers in the city - or perhaps in the world. ... Read more

  • The Year of the Pig


    Already nostalgic for your New Year’s Eve celebration? It’s time to mark another turn of the calendar. February has come and with it arrives the Year of the Pig and the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland


    New York City is an ideal place to stay busy in the winter. There is such a variety of events and activities throughout the city that there’s no way the cold weather should stop you from venturing out. We’ve selected a few for you to explore involving art, food, music, and trave... Read more

  • Songs of Good Cheer for Winter Solstice


    The holidays in New York are magical enough, but imagine the streets of Manhattan filled with carolers spreading songs of good cheer just like olden days. "Make Music Winter" will... Read more

  • A Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Like No Other


    What are the holidays without the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? More than 50 million people watch from home, while 3.5 million fill the streets of New York City to cheer in person. This year, look out for the charming newcomer, Little Cloud—an adorable white cloud that will gloriously float over the crowds. ... Read more

  • Get Out and Enjoy October


    The weather in NYC is crisp and perfect for exploration. Whether you are coffee tasting, undercover sleuthing, or marching with zombies—October is a primo example of why New York City is the city that never sleeps.... Read more

  • Fun Fall Events


    Fall in New York is one of our favorite times of the year. The city comes alive with travelers and locals, the weekends become bustling again after the slow summer months, and everyone is excited to be surrounded by the energy. Hit the streets and soak in the steadfast vibe with these fantastic outdoor festivals. ... Read more

  • Summertime Ideas


    Feeling the summertime blues? Of course not! The sun is shining, making New York City a playground for outdoor activities and events. ... Read more

  • Visit The Flatiron Building


    There’s a myriad of reasons to step outside this summer in New York City. Enjoy sightseeing while feeling the surge of energy that comes with higher temperatures. We suggest heading to 175 Fifth Avenue to admire one of the most iconic landmark buildings in Manhattan. ... Read more

  • Summer Movies Under the Stars at Bryant Park


    Be instantly transported into your favorite romantic comedy by watching summer movies at Bryant Park, the natural choice for date night. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, nothing sets the mood like a blanket, popcorn, and the sparkling lights of skyscrapers. ... Read more

  • Check Out the Museum Mile Festival


    When the weather warms up in NYC, there’s nothing like a festival, especially when it’s the annual Museum Mile Festival! ... Read more

  • David Bowie Is, at the Brooklyn Museum


    It’s springtime in NYC and what’s goes better with the city that never sleeps than a little David Bowie? Now through June 15th, David Bowie Is will be center stage at the Brooklyn Museum, and it's well-worth the trip across the bridge to check it out. ... Read more

  • Stop and Smell the Orchids


    Spring is (almost) in the air and the 16th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens runs through April 22. ... Read more

  • Guide to New York Fashion Week


    Fashion week is gearing up to take over New York City! From February 8th – February 16th, designers from all over the world, both established and up-and-coming, will hit the runway with a selection of looks to satisfy our fashion hunger. ... Read more

  • Delivering Laughter to the Masses at The Peoples Improv Theater


    If you’re looking for a night of laughter with some of the best up-and-coming comedic talent in NYC, then we’ve got just the place for you: The Peoples Improv Theater, located just one block away from the Lex Hotel.... Read more

  • Take in the Dazzling Christmas Décor on New York's Opulent Fifth Avenue


    New York is a very expensive city, a fact that becomes even more apparent as the holiday shopping season begins in earnest. A rewarding walk down 5th Avenue doesn’t have to cost a dime, though. The brilliant holiday window displays, far from being just advertisements, are works of art and definitely worth checking out. ... Read more

  • Animals Take to the Air at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


    On Thursday, November 23, at 9 A.M. sharp, millions of New Yorkers will be joined by tens of millions of viewers across the nation tuning in for one of the biggest, most venerable holiday celebrations in the world: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ... Read more

  • Welcome to Rockefeller Center


    The Today Show, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers—in addition to being great entertainment, the common thread that runs through all these iconic television shows is the iconic New York City complex of Rockefeller Center.... Read more

  • A Night of Dancing and Merriment with the New York City Ballet


    Founded in 1948 by internationally renowned choreographers George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, the New York City Ballet has grown into one of the premier dance companies in the world.... Read more

  • Get Down Like Its 1929 at the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party


    Before the breadlines and the industrial wastelands of the Great Depression, there was the Jazz Age, a quasi-mythical time in American history when clandestine soirees in underground speakeasies dominated New York nightlife and Gatsby-esque characters strutted like royalty along the city’s streets.... Read more

  • A Puckish Play in Central Park


    Arthur Miller once quipped that good artists are greeted with applause, great artists with pitchforks. If controversy is in fact a necessary ingredient in the best art, then the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park summer series has perfected the recipe.... Read more

  • The High Line: NYC's One-of-a-Kind Elevated Garden


    In a city packed with so many millions of people, New Yorkers have learned to be very savvy with their space. So it was in this spirit of resourcefulness that, back in 1999, an organization called Friends of the High Line petitioned to have one-and-a-half miles of dilapidated, elevated railway on the west side of Manhattan repurposed as an aerial garden.... Read more

  • Soak in the Sun at South Street Seaport


    Spring has finally sprung anew in New York, which means it’s time to get out and experience all the wonders of shopping, dining, and entertainment a casual stroll can bring in this great metropolis. We recommend you head down to the South Street Seaport, less than 20 minutes from our Lexington Ave. hotel.... Read more

  • Rough Trade, Sick Beats


    One of the great assets of New York that sets it a notch above other cities is its vibrant and ever-expanding arts scene. We especially enjoy keeping up-to-date on the latest and best music in the city, and if you’re like us, you’ll love Rough Trade.... Read more

  • Tighten Your Belts on Saint Patrick's Day


    Spring is closer than a whisper, so it’s time to get serious about the end of winter. Herald the next thirty-one days while wearing green, and black.... Read more

  • A Holiday Tasting as Good as it Looks


    Catch the attention of your secret valentine and hit it out of the park.... Read more

  • Music to Sooth the Savage Beast


    Check yourself into one of these mood-altering NYC gigs. They’re just the thing.... Read more