Hudson Library

Hudson Library 356 W. 58th Street – Midtown West Hotel Bar, Cocktail Bar The Library Bar has a mellow vibe. This should not be confused with an actual bar to hang in. There is no table service, a tiny bar in the corner, and the cocktails are $18. It’s a good spot if you are waiting to meet with someone uptown, to kill some time between museum spots, Columbus Circle or Central Park. There is a … Continue reading

Tribeca Grand Hotel

Tribeca Grand Hotel

Luxury Hotel 2 Avenue of the Americas – Tribeca The circumstances under which we came to stay at the Tribeca Grand were unique in that we were evacuated from our home in Battery Park City during Hurricane Irene. ┬áSo perhaps it is difficult to judge the service based on a skeleton crew who was essentially forced to board at the hotel because there was no public transportation for them to come and go. The … Continue reading


Jimmy 27 Grand St. – SoHo This is a stunning bar. It’s relatively small with panoramic views of the city. What’s nice about that is its at the West edge of Soho where there are no high rises. It’s a classic hotel bar with sophisticated cocktails, which, by the way, are $18 a pop. The staff was incredibly nice. We talked with Chad the bartender the whole time we were there and he made us … Continue reading