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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.

  • The Fashion of the Force

    12-30-2015

    The biggest box office hit in, well, maybe ever, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has taken the world by storm, and if you’re hungry for more Stars Wars excitement, we recommend checking out Discovery Times Square’s newest exhibition: "Star Wars and the Power of Costume."   ... Read more

  • Solve the Mystery, See New York

    11-19-2015

    Anything can happen in New York City, so it’s no surprise that NYC is where you’d find Accomplice, part guided tour, part scavenger hunt game, part interactive theater. If you love games, making friends with strangers or exploring the city, then you’ll love Accomplice! Located just ten minutes from our Lexington Avenue hotel, visitors can choose from multiple tours that take you to different parts of the city and also tell different stories for you to participate in, gathering clues and unraveling secrets while also stopping at cool places in the city for food and drinks. A totally unique way to tour New York and test your puzzle-solving abilities, mark Accomplice down as a must-do!Address: South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton Street, New York... Read more

  • The (Real) Haunted Mansion

    10-14-2015

    If you’re looking to inject a few more scares into your Halloween, consider checking out the Merchant’s House Museum, a historical landmark and gorgeous example of 1800’s architecture as well... Read more

  • Lawn Music

    09-15-2015

    The temperatures are finally dropping and the crisp wind of Autumn is making its way to New York. Make the most of this beautiful outdoor weather with a trip to... Read more

  • The ABCs of Great Food

    08-11-2015

    Who says something can’t be sophisticated and socially conscious at the same time? ABC Kitchen is a chic restaurant located less than a mile from our Lexington Avenue hotel that... Read more

  • Secret Shopper

    07-13-2015

    You never know what you're going to stumble across in New York, what might be hiding under a rock…or in a photo booth. This particular photo booth is in Community... Read more

  • Escape In New York

    06-15-2015

    Are you a puzzle master? A captain of clue-deciphering? Or even just big fan of Sherlock Holmes? Then have we got a game for you. At Escape the Room, you... Read more

  • There's Always Time for Thai

    05-18-2015

    Little Basil is, as the name might imply, a cozy little Thai restaurant nestled away in the city, but the flavors are anything but small. Less than a five minute... Read more

  • Feed Your Inner Italian

    04-22-2015

    Proving that New York City really does have it all, Eataly is a 50,000-square-foot celebration of all things Italian and culinary. Think of it as a mash-up of Whole Foods... Read more

  • The Best Bars, Bar None

    03-17-2015

    No matter what kind of experience you're looking for in this "City That Never Sleeps," you can't beat the myriad bar options within walking distance of our Lexington Avenue hotel in New York City.... Read more

  • Flower Power

    02-27-2015

    Just a stone's throw from our Manhattan hotel, Macy's Herald Square's eagerly-anticipated Flower Show this year shines the spotlight on "Art In Bloom." Set outside on Broadway Plaza, this annual flower fest kicks off Sunday, March 22 and runs through April 4.... Read more

  • Pizza With A Password

    01-16-2015

    It's possible that the word is already out on pizza impresario Giulio Adriani's "pizza speakeasy" SRO but, just in case it's still possible to score one of the hot spot's 24 seats, here's what you need to know.... Read more