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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.

  • 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