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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.

  • Songs of Spring

    04-01-2019

    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

    03-01-2019

    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

    02-01-2019

    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

    01-01-2019

    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

    12-03-2018

    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

    11-05-2018

    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

    10-01-2018

    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

    09-04-2018

    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

    08-06-2018

    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

    07-06-2018

    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

    06-05-2018

    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

    05-07-2018

    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

    04-02-2018

    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

    03-05-2018

    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

    02-07-2018

    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

    01-01-2018

    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

    12-06-2017

    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

    11-08-2017

    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

    10-02-2017

    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

    09-05-2017

    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

    08-07-2017

    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

    07-02-2017

    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

    06-04-2017

    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

    05-01-2017

    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

    04-03-2017

    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

    03-04-2017

    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

    02-03-2017

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

  • Music to Sooth the Savage Beast

    01-08-2017

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

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