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Hotel Beacon Update on COVID-19

March 17 2020 | Hotel Beacon News

We are mindful of all the challenges and concerns that are on everyones' mind right now. Taking them into consideration, we would like to share with you an update on what we are doing to ensure your safety and provide flexibility...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this March

February 29 2020 | The Upper West Side

Spring is just around the corner! Check out these five March events held on and around the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. The Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden...


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Relish Central Park in Any Season

February 27 2020 | The Upper West Side

Central Park isn't just a green space for the summertime. It offers something unique every season, from Japanese cherry blossoms in the Spring to open-air ice skating in the winter. Make the most of your visit by checking out the park's...


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5 Cozy Diners near New York City's Upper West Side

February 20 2020 | Dining

There's something about sliding into a booth at a neighborhood diner, warming up with coffee and chowing down on comfort food. Here's a look at some of the great diners of New York City's Upper West Side, plus one famous...


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Why a Hotel with a Kitchen is Key

February 07 2020 | Dining

A mini-fridge or microwave is usually the only kitchen appliance in a hotel room, but when they're right next to your bed, it can start to feel like a college dorm room. That's why a hotel with a fully-equipped kitchenette...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side in February

January 31 2020 | The Upper West Side

It’s cold outside, so bundle up before you head out to see what’s happening around town. Shop for the best Presidents’ Day sales, feast on haute cuisine at part of Restaurant Week, and catch a soul jam concert at Beacon...


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Traveling with Kids on the Upper West Side: Taking on the Big Apple with Little Ones

January 27 2020 | The Upper West Side

Traveling with kids, toddlers, tykes and babies has its fair share of challenges and triumphs. We’re no stranger to the hurdles of traveling with little ones at Hotel Beacon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Our apartment-style rooms complete with kitchenettes...


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Upcoming Shows at Beacon Theatre in 2020

January 16 2020 | Arts & Culture

Soul jam ballads, jam band tunes from Widespread Panic, legends like Ringo Starr, Styx and great stand-up from Ali Wong and Jerry Seinfeld can be expected at the Beacon Theatre for the first half of 2020. Of course we’re partial,...


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A Visitor’s Guide to Sledding in New York City

January 09 2020 | The Upper West Side

Thinking of hitting the local slopes for some sledding action while in NYC? Sledding is fun outing for all ages and especially memorable for kids. If you’re staying with us on the Upper West Side, you have some excellent options close...


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A Tourist’s Guide to Winter Jam in Central Park

January 01 2020 | The Upper West Side

Visitors to New York City don’t have to leave the Manhattan to get in on wintertime activities. Curious about Winter Jam? Take a snow day on Feb. 1 with the kids and head to Central Park. Here’s everything you need...


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Things to do on the Upper West Side in January

December 31 2019 | The Upper West Side

Looking for things to do on the Upper West Side after the holidays? Grab your hat and gloves! From opera to Knicks games, there are plenty of ways to jump-start the new year. Here’s what’s in store for January 2020,...


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Best Pre-Show Restaurants Around Beacon Theatre

December 17 2019 | Dining

If you have plans to see a show at the Beacon Theatre, don’t forget about dinner!  Modern Mediterranean food is the main fare at the stylish restaurant, Tessa (349 Amsterdam Ave.). Drawing on inspiration from Italy and southern France, generous...


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Delight in New York City’s Diverse Artforms

December 16 2019 | Arts & Culture

No other city in the world does the arts quite like New York City. Immerse yourself in the world of classical ballet, theatre, jazz, and opera with our partners. Lincoln Center Theatre   The Lincoln Theatre is hailed for its...


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Bring the Kids to these Glimmering Light Displays in NYC

December 02 2019 | Arts & Culture

There is no place that does the holidays like New York City. Light displays, holiday markets, ice skating rinks and piping hot cocoa add to the feeling of being in a Christmas movie. If you want to take the kiddos...


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Great Places for Outdoor Ice Skating in NYC

December 02 2019 | Hotel Beacon News

Ice skating is a fun (if not, challenging) outing during the winter season. If you’re thinking of enjoying one of the outdoor ice rinks around the city, here’s a look at your options – from the neighborhood feel of Lasker...


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Things to do on the Upper West Side in December

December 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

    It’s December! If you're planning a visit just as winter begins, check out these five December events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. Winter’s Eve at...


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8 Local Shops for Small Gifts on the Upper West Side

November 29 2019 | Shopping

  The Upper West Side in Manhattan is known for its neighborhood feel and varied mom and pop shops. Browse unique gifts for friends, family, co-workers and kids. Magpie Best for: Eco-friendly giftsYou’ll find a whimsical selection of many hand-made...


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Things to Do This November on the Upper West Side

November 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

November is the busiest time of the year in New York City as preparations for the holidays commence. Enjoy these five November events on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or cab ride away from Hotel Beacon....


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Shop the Upper West Side’s Unique Boutiques

October 28 2019 | Shopping

You can cover a lot of ground by visiting New York City’s best outlets, but shopping in boutiques has some great added benefits. Not only is the clothing unique, the shopping experience is tailored to you as an individual. Here’s...


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Things to Do This October On The Upper West Side

September 25 2019 | The Upper West Side

October is here! If you're planning a fall visit, make time for these five events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. Celebrate Bee & Honey Day at 77th...


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5 Fun Facts About Central Park in NYC

September 16 2019 |

Even if you’ve never been to New York City, you’ve seen Central Park. The so-called “lungs of Manhattan” is a popular filming location and a welcomed respite in the city that never sleeps. Here are five surprising facts about the...


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That’s Amore: The Most Romantic Restaurants in Little Italy

September 09 2019 | Dining

After all these years, Little Italy still has its charm. This area of Lower Manhattan lends itself to an intimate date night, with superb pasta dishes, chianti, and unapologetically sweet desserts. Regardless of where you decide to dine, make sure...


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Things to Do in September on the UWS

August 30 2019 | The Upper West Side

September marks the official end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the start of colorful foliage in Central Park. Seize the day and enjoy the sights. Here are some upcoming events on the Upper West Side this September. Summer...


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Relish the Labor Day Weekend in New York City

August 20 2019 | Hotel Beacon News

Can you believe that Labor Day is already here? The summer is on its way out, so it’s important to make each weekend count. You can take advantage of Labor Day sales to pick up summer clothes for next year,...


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Ticketing & Transportation to the US Open Tennis Championships

August 18 2019 | Hotel Beacon News

This year’s US Open is nearly underway, with the qualifying round set to for Aug. 19 and the main event Aug. 26. It’s an exciting time to witness some of the best players of our time play in one of...


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Browse the Shelves at these Delightful Bookstores in Manhattan

August 12 2019 | Shopping

Sure, you can find just about any book you’re looking for on Amazon, but nothing beats the charm of a bookstore. You can browse the shelves and stumble upon a surprising book; or, if you’re traveling with little ones, spend...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this August

July 31 2019 | The Upper West Side

With summer in full swing, August in NYC is truly electric. Make the most of the sunny days and warm nights by taking yourself along to one of the many activities on the Upper West Side. Here we’ve selected a...


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Indulge Yourself with a Relaxing Spa Day on the Upper West Side

July 26 2019 | The Upper West Side

There’s a million sights and sounds in Manhattan, but sometimes a little bit of rest and relaxation is in order. Set aside some “me” time at these massage parlors, spas – and even a sweat lodge – located on the...


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A Trip to the Seaport District with Kids

July 18 2019 |

The historic South Street Seaport has never looked so new. The site that was once the center of trade that connected the new world to the old has undergone drastic changes in recent years, but it’s still a fun place...


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3 Reasons Why Hotel Beacon is Your Home Away from Home in NYC

July 11 2019 | Hotel Beacon News

Traveling can make us long for our creature comforts. Fortunately, not all hotels are created equal. All 278 of the studios and suites at Hotel Beacon on the Upper West Side are equipped with useful amenities that give you that...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this July

July 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

As the weather heats up, so does the energy on the Upper West Side. It's the perfect time to take that trip to NYC and Beacon Hotel is in the center of all the action. With an average temperature of...


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Cool off with these Water Activities in NYC

June 24 2019 | The Upper West Side

Summer is a marvelous season to visit New York City. It’s a little more laid-back, you can dine outdoors, and the locals take advantage of a seemingly endless list of outdoor activities. Take a break while you’re in the concrete...


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Celebrating the 4th of July Outdoors in NYC

June 24 2019 | Arts & Culture

The country’s birthday is right around the corner and there’s no better place to celebrate than New York City. The second president of the United States, John Adams, predicted exactly how the event would be celebrated when he said 242...


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All About Midsummer Night Swing at the Lincoln Center

June 11 2019 | Arts & Culture

There’s no place like New York in the summertime. The city that never sleeps takes advantage of the sunny season with lots of activity, outdoor concerts and festivals. Looking for a memorable way to spend the evening? The Lincoln Center’s...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this June 2019

June 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

It’s officially June. Check out these summer events held on and around the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. SummerStage Concert Series June 1- Sept. 24Central Park and other public spaces throughout...


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Father's Day Activities on the Upper West Side

May 23 2019 | The Upper West Side

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so start planning ahead! Give dad or grandpa the special day they deserve this June 16. Here are some ideas for unique outings and gifts around the Upper West Side.  Paint a ‘Rad...


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Portugal in NYC: All Things Portuguese in NYC

May 17 2019 | Arts & Culture

Seeking the laid-back feel of Portugal in New York City? Here’s a guide to Portuguese food, shopping and culture in Manhattan, all just a short walk or subway ride from Hotel Beacon. Food For meticulous petiscos to traditional bacalhau, the...


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Opt for Outside Seating at one of these Upper West Side Restaurants

May 15 2019 | Dining

If the weather is right, eating outside in New York City is something special. You can take in the afternoon at your own pace and pull up a front-row seat to observing one of the most lively cities in the...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this May

May 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

Manhattan is becoming more animated as the weather heats up. Check out these five May events held on and around the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. NY Handmade Collective’s Spring...


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The Grand Bazaar: A Neighborhood Mainstay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

April 26 2019 |

The NYC Grand Bazaar has been a Sunday event on the Upper West Side for over 30 years. Every week, vendors set up tables at William J. O’Shea Junior High and sell their wares to raise money for four local...


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Celebrating Mother's Day on the Upper West Side

April 16 2019 | The Upper West Side

Don’t let Mother’s Day catch you off guard! This year it falls on May 12. Honor mom with a special outing, fresh flowers, or peace and quiet  – you know she deserves it. Here’s a look at Mother’s Day events...


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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this April

April 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

Spring is in full bloom! Check out these five April events held on and around the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon. Food Truck Festival Save your appetite for the Food...


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Honeymooning on the Upper West Side

March 26 2019 | The Upper West Side

A New York honeymoon is best suited for a couple looking for a getaway with a certain kind of city rhythm. Let’s not forget diverse, exciting cuisine, performing arts, and culture. The city that never sleeps can be tailored to...


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Where to Spot Cherry Blossoms in NYC

March 18 2019 | The Upper West Side

Springtime in New York is beautified with cherry blossoms, which flower every April and May. The blooms mark the change of season, usually lasting about two weeks. The most famous and impressive place in the city to see cherry trees turn bright...


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Where to Shop for Kids on the Upper West Side

March 12 2019 | Shopping

If you’re traveling with little ones in need of shoes, clothes or toys, you don’t want to venture far to shop around. Most parents know that shopping makes kids tired, and tired kids soon turn into irritable kids. Luckily, there...


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5 Exciting Indoor Activities in New York City

February 26 2019 | The Upper West Side

The weather can’t always be ideal in NYC, and sometimes you’re in search of an indoor activity beyond time at museums or cafés. Looking for a little excitement? Check out our recommendations for high-energy indoor activities in New York City....


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Surprising Museums You'll Only Find in New York City

February 19 2019 | Arts & Culture

You’ve visited all the big-name museums in New York, with paintings from Europe and ancient Chinese textiles. You’ve browsed modern art installations at the MoMA and took in the power of the plains at the American Museum of Natural History....


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Our Favorite Florists and Flower Shops on the Upper West Side

February 12 2019 | The Upper West Side

The timeless gift of flowers can brighten any room, especially if you order from the right florist. The Upper West Side is a special part of Manhattan for local florists, because some of our mom and pop flower shops have...


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10 Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Upper West Side

January 30 2019 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side in Manhattan is a romantic setting for any couple. Marvelous brownstones set on tree-lined streets and nearby Central Park is reminiscent of all your favorite rom-com movies (i.e., When Harry Met Sally). Hotel Beacon on the...


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Enjoy Presidents’ Day Weekend in NYC

January 23 2019 | Arts & Culture

Presidents’ Day is a favorite in New York City, which is no stranger to U.S. history. The February holiday also marks the mid-winter recess for kids, which is a great opportunity to get out and get active. Soak up history...


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The Best Interactive Museums for Kids in Manhattan

January 15 2019 | Arts & Culture

The short, cold days of winter can leave adults and kids feeling a bit lethargic. After all, it’s hard to get your blood pumping when you’re cooped up indoors all day. Want to get moving? Check out these interactive museums,...


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Argentina in New York City: Cuisine, Culture and Tango

December 26 2018 | Arts & Culture

From empanadas to tango, Argentina is part of the life blood of the big apple; one of many cultures that gives the city its unique flavor and style. Find out how to get your dose of Argentine flavor and spirit...


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The Best Places for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping on the Upper West Side

December 17 2018 | Shopping

Still checking people off your list? If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gifts, here are some of the best places to go on the Upper West Side. We’ve got you covered for everything from sweet indulgences to toys for the...


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Here's Why You Should Visit the Columbus Circle Holiday Market

December 11 2018 | Shopping

Every year New York City goes to town, so to speak, for the holidays. The storefronts are decked out in sparkles and lights and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. With the festive spirit comes shopping galore, and if...


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Brazil in New York City: All Things Brazilian in NYC

November 21 2018 | Arts & Culture

Looking for the flavor and optimism of Brazil while in New York City? Com certeza! Here’s a guide to Brazilian food, culture, and nightlife in Manhattan, all a quick a subway ride from Hotel Beacon. Food There’s a Little Italy,...


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Here's How to Get the Best Views of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 14 2018 | Arts & Culture

Every Thanksgiving, upwards of 3.5 million hit the streets of New York City to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an annual holiday event since 1924. Floats, crowds, and performances all make for a bigger-than-life spectacle that you’ll want to...


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Iconic Foods You Must Try in NYC

November 07 2018 | Dining

New York City is as much its food as it is its people. The city’s iconic foodstuffs are all tied to the culture of somewhere else, with bagel mixes brought from Poland and cannoli recipes from Sicily. We see the...


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More Iconic Landmarks on the Upper West Side

October 29 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side has so much history, it can be hard to know where to start. In our first post about iconic landmarks on the Upper West Side, we introduced you to the Pier I Gantry, Juilliard School, the...


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Colombia in New York City: Your Guide to All Things Colombian in NYC

October 26 2018 | Arts & Culture

Colombian culture isn’t as obvious as other Latino cultures in Manhattan, but cumbia rhythms in dance clubs, guava-stuffed empanadas and a vibrant Colombian community in Queens give New Yorkers a little taste of the South American country. Is your knowledge...


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Iconic New York Experiences to Cross Off Your Bucket List

October 25 2018 | Arts & Culture

The city of New York appears in so many American movies, that most visitors have a clear idea of what it’s like before even setting foot in the iconic metropolis. The truth is, most of their conceptions aren’t far off....


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5 Quintessential Ways to Spend Christmas on UWS

October 22 2018 | The Upper West Side

A familiar setting for some of the best Christmas movies, there’s no better city to visit than New York to get into the holiday spirit. If you find yourself in the Upper West Side this Christmas, consider these activities that...


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Halloween on the Upper West Side

October 20 2018 | The Upper West Side

Halloween on the Upper West Side is something to behold. Streets are decorated from top to bottom with Halloween decorations and select streets are cordoned off for neighborhood block parties. Jack-o-lanterns glow on Brownstone stoops, spiderwebs envelope iron gates and...


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Korea in New York City: Your Guide to All Things Korean in NYC

October 18 2018 | Arts & Culture

Korean culture doesn’t escape New York City. You’ve heard of Chinatown, but there’s also a vibrant Koreatown located right near the Empire State Building. Doing some Seoul searching? Look no further – here’s your guide to all things Korean in...


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Discount Shopping on the UWS

October 15 2018 | Shopping

New York City is the place to shop! Discount boutiques and outlet stores offer bargains that make shopping in Manhattan even better. Check out the best places for designer clothes at a steal on and around the Upper West Side....


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Our Favorite Running Routes on the UWS

October 10 2018 | The Upper West Side

It’s easy to fall out of routine with your fitness plans while on vacation, especially when tempted by the alluring food options in New York City. Fortunately, the Upper West Side is located next to some of the best running...


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Ireland in New York City: Your Guide to All Things Irish in NYC

October 08 2018 | Arts & Culture

Looking for a piece of Ireland in New York City? There’s more to the Emerald Isle than just pubs (though there’s plenty of those too). Explore Ireland’s rich history and culture, which has intertwined with New York City since the...


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Best Delis on the Upper West Side

October 03 2018 | Dining

It’s no secret that New York City is known for its delicatessen. Ever since Jewish delis started appearing in the city before the turn of the last century, bagels and sandwiches have become an everyday provision for New Yorkers. Carryout...


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How to Prep for the NYC Marathon

September 24 2018 | The Upper West Side

Every year, over 50,000 participants run the New York City Marathon in a course that spans all five boroughs of the greatest city on earth. It’s the biggest marathon in the world and a landmark event for runners around the...


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Check Out These Fall 2018 NYC Museum Exhibitions

September 20 2018 | Arts & Culture

School is back in session, and that means fall is right around the corner. Here in the Upper West Side, that means a fresh influx of brisk air, the leaves changing color in Central Park, and new exhibits to discover...


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Sweden in New York City: Your Guide to All Things Swedish in NYC

September 18 2018 | Arts & Culture

If you’re Swedish, you’ve recently visited Sweden, or you just like Swedish meatballs, you won’t have trouble finding a little piece of the Scandinavian country in the US. Check out where to scope out Swedish culture, goods, sweets and meals...


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Check Out These Iconic Landmarks on the Upper West Side

September 12 2018 | The Upper West Side

All of New York City is full of history — from the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building to Broadway and the Statue of Liberty. Enter New York City,  and you’ve stepped into history. The Upper West Side is no...


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Our Favorite Boutiques on the Upper West Side

September 10 2018 | The Upper West Side

New York City prides itself on fashion, and rightfully so! Don't miss out on these five Upper West Side boutiques during your visit to Hotel Beacon. bocnyc; 410 Columbus Avenue Named after its location as a "boutique on Columbus," bocnyc...


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The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Central Park

September 07 2018 | The Upper West Side

The blazing colors of fall in the northeast don’t escape New York City thanks to Central Park. Its many diverse trees change an equally wide variety of colors during the autumn months. Fall doesn’t last long, so make an afternoon...


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Everything You Need to Know about Newark Liberty International Airport

September 06 2018 | Arts & Culture

Don't be fooled — just because Newark Liberty International Airport is in New Jersey doesn't mean it's far from NYC. In fact, a lot of New York-bound travelers fly there, and make the quick commute to the city. Here's a...


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Our Favorite Breakfast Nooks on the Upper West Side

August 29 2018 | Dining

Whether you’re traveling solo or with family, breakfast in New York is a treat in and of itself. Looking for a nice breakfast spot during your stay on the Upper West Side? Grab a seat at one of these quaint...


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3 Great Walking Tours on the Upper West Side

August 23 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is known for being walkable and full of things to do and see. And it’s true — one of the best ways to explore the neighborhood is by foot. So skip the Uber, grab a water bottle,...


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6 Quintessential Things To Do in New York This Summer

August 20 2018 | Arts & Culture

As the “Capital of the World,” New York City is a premier destination any day of the year. There’s always something new to see or do here. But there are some things in New York City that are best experienced...


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Australia in New York City: Your Guide to All Things Australian in NYC

August 15 2018 | Arts & Culture

There’s no better place for that international feel than New York City. Looking for a change of scene or a taste of home? Check out all things Australian on this side of the equator with Australian coffee shops, Aboriginal art...


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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 3

August 13 2018 | The Upper West Side

If you’ve never been to Central Park, you might not know: it’s big. Most people hear “park” and think about swing sets, some grass and trees, and a few benches. Central Park has much more. In fact, Central Park is...


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The History of the Beacon Theatre

August 10 2018 | Arts & Culture

The Hotel Beacon and the Beacon Theatre were built in tandem as an eight-million dollar venture in the late 1920s. Adorned with a fully-functioning overhead airway beacon during the early days of flight, both the hotel and theatre were met...


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Everything You Need to Know About LaGuardia Airport

August 10 2018 | Arts & Culture

We've discussed JFK, but what about LaGuardia Airport? While this smaller hub — located on the northern tip of Queens — isn't quite as busy or well-known as JFK, it is closer to Hotel Beacon, and more tailored to domestic...


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Your Intro to All Things Japanese in NYC

July 31 2018 | Arts & Culture

While New York City doesn’t technically have one big “Japantown,” you’ll find plenty of Japanese culture and cuisine here. More than 30,000 Japanese nationals live in the five boroughs, so you’ll find the beauty of Japanese culture spread all throughout...


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Where To Swim in NYC This Summer

July 30 2018 | Arts & Culture

Summer is at its peak in the city, with temperatures shooting through the roof. (Hello, real-feel of 100 degrees!) Keep cool with a day trip to one of NYC's best swimming pools. Asphalt Green For a small fee of $35,...


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Everything You Need to Know About JFK Airport

July 18 2018 | Arts & Culture

You’ve booked your room at Hotel Beacon, you’ve packed your bags, and you’ve purchased a flight to NYC. All that’s left is landing at JFK Airport and making your way to the Big Apple. Here’s everything you need to know about...


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Your Hotel Beacon Packing List

Your Hotel Beacon Packing List

July 16 2018 | The Upper West Side

You may have your hotel packing list down pat and ready to go, but Hotel Beacon isn’t like other hotels. Here, you’ll find a different level of comfort and convenience. If you want to feel at home while in the...


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Don’t Miss the Historical Society Four Blocks Away

Don’t Miss the Historical Society Four Blocks Away

July 14 2018 | The Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is home to many historical treasures that can help you get to know the city and the world. In fact, New York City’s first museum is just blocks away from Hotel Beacon. Walk out our front...


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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Deciphering the  NYC Subway System

The Hotel Beacon Guide to Deciphering the NYC Subway System

July 05 2018 | Arts & Culture

The New York City subway system is enormous, one of the oldest and largest public transportation systems in the world with approximately 5.7 million riders every weekday. If it’s your first time visiting, that can be intimidating. But the NYC...


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Classic Movies Shot on the Upper West Side

Classic Movies Shot on the Upper West Side

July 03 2018 | Arts & Culture

Sure, Hollywood has the walk of fame, but in the Upper West Side, you can walk in the footsteps of fame. New York City is full of film history, and the Upper West Side is no exception, as many beloved...


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The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 2

The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 2

June 25 2018 | The Upper West Side

In our last post on Central Park, we gave you the basic lay of the land in New York City’s most beloved slice of nature. One of the best things about Central Park is simply exploring it for yourself. But...


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3 Great Walks on the Upper West Side

3 Great Walks on the Upper West Side

June 22 2018 | The Upper West Side

New York City is a big place — the latest population estimate was 8.5 million from 2016. There’s a ton of culture and creativity to discover here, but we understand it can all get a little overwhelming, especially if it’s your...


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Become a Beacon Insider and Get up to 25% Off Your Stay

June 18 2018 | Hotel Beacon News

There’s a way to make your trips to New York City easier and even more enjoyable — become an insider with us. As one of the few remaining residential hotels in the city — with spacious rooms and suites that...


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Check Out These Museums Just Blocks from Hotel Beacon

Check Out These Museums Just Blocks from Hotel Beacon

June 14 2018 | Arts & Culture

This spring and summer are great times to visit New York City and get out on the town. The beautiful weather makes strolling the streets of Manhattan an experience like no other. But the even better thing about New York...


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6 Must-taste Pizza Shops on the Upper West Side

6 Must-taste Pizza Shops on the Upper West Side

June 13 2018 | Dining

You love pizza. Who doesn’t? Pizza may have first originated in Italy, but pizza as we know it in the U.S. started right here in New York City. The country’s first pizzeria was founded in Little Italy in 1905 by...


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Historical Buildings on the Upper West Side

Historical Buildings on the Upper West Side

June 12 2018 | The Upper West Side

From the Brooklyn Bridge and Apollo Theater to  Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, New York City is a history lover's paradise. Nearly every street, building, and park — especially Central Park — has a story to tell, and...


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Family-friendly Restaurants

Family-friendly Restaurants on the Upper West Side

June 06 2018 | Dining

The Upper West Side is arguably the best part of New York City to visit with kids. There are plenty of parks, including Central Park and Riverside Park —  so there’s lots of space for the kids to run around...


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Central Park

The Hotel Beacon Guide to Central Park: Part 1

June 05 2018 | The Upper West Side

Central Park — it’s one of the most famous parks in the world. Even if you’ve never been to New York City, you’ve most certainly “visited” this oasis of trees, ponds, and paths numerous times. It’s been featured in TV shows...


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Extend your stay in NYC

Extend your stay in NYC

May 21 2018 | The Upper West Side

For all but the most experienced and frequent travelers, being away from home can be a big disruption to a normal routine. Diet and exercise habits are more difficult to keep on the road, and things that would be a...


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3 Quick Meals You Can Make in Your Room

3 Quick Meals You Can Make in Your Room

May 14 2018 | Dining

Everybody loves room service, but there’s more than one way to get a great meal into your hotel room. You can make one yourself! Sound like a pain? Well, at least here at Hotel Beacon, it’s not. And there are...


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The Hotel Beacon Guide to the Upper West Side with Kids: Part 1

May 11 2018 | The Upper West Side

So, you’re considering a stop by the Upper West Side on your family trip — we’re here to help! Or maybe you think bringing kids into the Big Apple is the last thing you’d want to do on a family vacation...


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A Foodie Guide to the Best Upper West Side Restaurants

May 09 2018 | Dining

It’s walkable, family-friendly, and a great place to visit, especially if you want to experience the best of New York City. We’re talking, of course, about the Upper West Side. This is the home of Hotel Beacon, so we’re obviously...


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Upcoming Spring 2018 Events at Beacon Theatre

May 03 2018 | Arts & Culture

At Hotel Beacon, to say that entertainment is within walking distance is an understatement. That’s because our building is attached to the aptly named Beacon Theatre, a historic, 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager. It’s nearly...


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5 Ideas For A Picnic In Central Park

5 Ideas For A Picnic In Central Park

April 04 2018 | Dining

For many tourists who want to kick back and absorb the tranquility of nature, having a picnic in Central Park is a popular choice. Considering that Central Park sprawls from 59th St to 110th St, the options for picnic spots...


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The Flight History of Hotel Beacon

The Flight History of Hotel Beacon

March 30 2018 | Arts & Culture

All things considered, planes haven’t been around that long — just 115 years. Orville Wright and his brother, Wilbur, invented the airplane in 1903 and set off an absolutely unprecedented age of innovation. To understand just how fast the world changed...


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Upcoming Spring 2018 Events at Lincoln Center

Upcoming Spring 2018 Events at Lincoln Center

March 23 2018 | Arts & Culture

Just one mile south of Hotel Beacon, Lincoln Center is alive with New York City’s creative spirit. It’s just a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive, so if you’re staying with us on the Upper West Side, Lincoln Center is easily...


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The Best Eats To Try At Zabar’s

The Best Eats To Try At Zabar’s

March 09 2018 | Dining

A visit to the Upper West Side is never complete without a trip to Zabar’s. This iconic gourmet and specialty food store opened in 1934 when a couple of was seeking to start a business selling high-quality products. More than...


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NYC Bus Upper West

The Hotel Beacon Guide to Getting Around New York by Bus

March 07 2018 | The Upper West Side

Staying at the Hotel Beacon offers visitors the chance to feel like a New Yorker who is living in a comfortable apartment in the Upper West Side.  Many locals will agree that using public transportation is the easiest way to...


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