Wine and Dine at Eataly Downtown

In the 48,000 square foot space that Eataly occupies downtown, you can indulge in the flavors of Italy for lunch, dinner, or dessert. Explore the spirits of Fall all happy hour long, make your own pizza if you so please, or delight in a guided wine and cheese tasting.

This gigantic food emporium offers many Italian delights, including produce, bread, cheese, wine, and an assortment of authentic pasta. Come prepared with your stomach empty and your eyes wide, as there is a lot to take in and even more to take home.

Travel the expanse of Eataly based on your momentary need, be it a morning pick-me-up, a quick lunch to-go, a relaxing meal, or a romantic fine dining experience—Eataly has it all!

Eataly Downtown is located on the 3rd floor of 4 World Trade Center at 101 Liberty Street between Greenwich and Church Street in the Financial District.

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5 Interesting Facts About NYC That You May Not Know

Dreaming of your next trip to The Big Apple? We’ve rounded up some interesting facts about New York City to enhance your next adventure.

1. More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

2.  New York City was actually the first capital of the United States of America in 1789, but that only lasted for one year.

3. A writer by the name of John J. Fitz Gerald was the first person to call New York City “The Big Apple.” It was later used in a 1970’s ad campaign to increase tourism.

4. The city is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

5. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the longest bridges ever built, and it was the first bridge to use steel cables.

Learn something new? We look forward to welcoming you on your future trip!

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Tour Carnegie Hall

Embrace the culture and amazing musical opportunities that New York City has to offer when you visit and tour the one and only Carnegie Hall.

Famous musicians from around the world have lit up the stage and audiences alike while performing incredible pieces, and it’s time to explore this historic landmark. Not far from The Artezen Hotel, you will be able to book an experience unlike any other and learn about the impact Carnegie Hall has had on pushing music education forward and supporting musical artists to hone their craft and share it with the world.

Public walk-in tours are available, with some advance tickets made for purchase online. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 years of age and older as well as students. Children under 5 can receive complimentary tickets at the Box Office. Private group tours are also available for groups of 15 people or more.

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Billy Joel Live

Singer, songwriter, composer, and pianist—see it all when you watch Billy Joel live at Madison Square Garden! On February 20th, you and your family will have the chance to see one of America’s most iconic performers put on the music experience of a lifetime. 

Having been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this incredible artist has over 150 million global album sales and is now the first music franchise at Madison Square Garden where he’ll be performing one show, once a month.

Don’t miss your opportunity while you’re in New York City! The Artezen Hotel is just a short way away from this world-famous venue. Listen to his greatest hits, like “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’ Start the Fire” as he takes the stage promptly at 8:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $149.50, and this performance is well worth it!

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Hit the Ice

Gather your family together for a night of heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping, and sports-fueled excitement when you head to Madison Square Garden to watch the showdown between the NHL's New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

These two teams go head-to-head on Sunday, January 19th starting at 7:00 p.m., and it’s a game you will not want to miss. Madison Square Garden is the perfect venue for catching all of the action on the ice and is only a quick trip from your comfortable accommodations at The Artezen Hotel. Convenience and an exciting night out in New York City that’s fun for the whole family—it doesn’t get much better than that!

Tickets start as low as $57 and there are plenty of delicious dining options like gourmet hot dogs and authentic cheesesteaks to enjoy while you watch the game. Don’t forget to check out the shops so you can gear-up and take home the best NHL merchandise to show off your pride for the home team.

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Rockefeller Center

Get into the spirit of the season when you visit Rockefeller Center during your stay at The Artezen.

Just a quick trip from your accommodations, you and your family will be amazed by this iconic holiday-themed location. With its extravagantly and beautifully lit Christmas tree to the many other trees, angels, snowflakes, and more, you will be filled with wonder at the magical scene. But that’s not all! A trip to Rockefeller Center wouldn’t be complete without taking a few laps around the ice rink and a trip to the Top of The Rock Observation Deck, where you can get some of the greatest views of New York City. Don’t forget to get your tickets to Radio City Music Hall to watch the world-famous Rockettes® perform incredible dance numbers that will dazzle and delight you. There is no better way to kick off the holidays in New York City than with a trip to Rockefeller Center.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Take part in a New York tradition when you make your way to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 28th!

You and your family can make this year’s holiday extra special by not just watching the parade from your television but by actually being there. You will see fantastic, world-famous performers sing holiday classics, incredible dance numbers, and of course, massive balloons of all of your favorite pop culture characters.

Giant balloons that will be making their debut this year include Astronaut Snoopy, Smokey Bear, Spongebob Squarepants and Gary, and characters from Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. All of the classics will be present too, like huge stars and snowflakes, Pikachu, and the Power Rangers’ Mighty Morphin Red Ranger. This is the holiday experience of a lifetime. So check out the parade route now, and make your plan to see all of the action unfold this Thanksgiving.

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NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival

There’s no better way to network and have a amazing time during your trip to New York City than by attending the 7th Annual NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival.

Just a short distance from your stay at The Artezen, people from all over the city will be gathering on Saturday, October 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. An incredible array of food made from the finest ingredients and a world-class selection of wine will be available for you to enjoy while you mingle with not just other festival attendees but the talented winemakers and chefs themselves. Admission prices range from $72.25 to $165 depending on the experience you would like to customize. The most exclusive tickets are the VIP Rosé & Bubbly Suite Tickets. These tickets include early admission and access to the Rosé & Bubbly Suite, where you will be able to try more than 20 different rosés and sparkling wine options as well as fabulous chocolates, cheeses, and more. Don’t wait—buy your tickets online today!

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The Tenement Museum

Discover New York through the stories of the people that lived there and made it into the great city it is today.

The Tenement Museum highlights the stories of immigrants and migrants that make up the tapestry of American history. You can browse their collections and see more than 5,000 artifacts in the two preserved tenement buildings on 97 and 103 Orchard Street. The artifacts include objects used in daily life as well as photographs from the past. Take part in a neighborhood walking tour through New York’s Lower East Side and learn about the people that built, bettered, and made their way in the community or tour the tenement apartments themselves. The apartments have been historically restored to reflect exactly how immigrants lived in the buildings during the 19th and 20th centuries. No matter what you choose to do, you are certain to walk away with a deeper understanding of New York City and the people who called it home.

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The American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is a must-see destination for all visitors to New York City.

With its rotating special exhibitions and a permanent collection boasting everything from jaw-dropping fossils of the world’s most famous dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, to the stunning 94-foot long model of a blue whale, there is endless fascination around every corner. You and your family, young and old alike, will be in awe of the scientific treasures accessible for viewing. You don’t want to pass up a chance to see real Moon rocks or the skeletal remains of the great mammoth.

Now through the end of the year, guests will also have the opportunity to see the breathtaking space show, “Dark Universe.”

You can purchase tickets to the American Museum of Natural History online, ranging from General Admission to adding on special, limited exhibitions, and join in this 150-year celebration of science in the making.

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The National Museum of the American Indian

Right in the heart of the city is a historical experience unlike any other.

The National Museum of the American Indian is ready for you and your family to explore the culture, traditions, art, and diversity of Native Americans. Within the beautiful Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, you will journey down halls and view exhibitions to learn the differences and similarities amongst the native people from all over the Americas.

You will observe wide-ranging collections of clothing, tools, pottery, and more that span 12,000 years of religious and historical importance. The National Museum of the American Indian is also home to feature, documentary, experimental, and short films that signify the important issues facing Native Americans in the past and today.

This free museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and on Thursday, July 4th, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is easily accessible from your convenient accommodations at the Artezen Hotel, which is only a 10-minute walk away.

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Shakespeare in the Park

Since 1962, Central Park’s Delacorte Theater has hosted performances of the works of William Shakespeare to the delight of millions of visitors from around the world.

A cherished New York City tradition continues this June with the Public Theater’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenny Leon. This witty comedy is sure to have you laughing as the cast delivers classic lines that have amused audiences for ages.

While enjoying your stay at The Artezen Hotel, make sure to take your chance to enjoy this fabulous institution of New York City by getting free tickets at the Central Park Delacorte Theater, the digital lottery at TodayTix, or the in-person lottery at The Public Theater. A Public Theater Patron ID must be created to get your free tickets and can be registered for here.

Don’t wait! The last performance of Much Ado About Nothing is June 23rd.

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Hey Batter, Batter

On May 18th, take a short trip to Yankee Stadium to watch the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m.

No spring season would be complete without a day at the baseball field with your family, especially to watch the iconic performance of one of the greatest teams in the history of baseball!

The New York Yankees have always been an incredible force in the game and are an exciting team to watch. With greats like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Brett Gardner, this is an opportunity in sports history that you surely won’t want to miss. The beautiful Yankee Stadium is filled with fabulous eateries to choose from and tons of shopping so you can load up on gear and memorabilia.

Tickets start as low as $18 and go up to $335. Reserve your seats online and get ready for a great game that the whole family will enjoy.

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The Premier Film Event of the Season

For film lovers visiting New York City this time of year, the Tribeca Film Festival is the can’t-miss event.

From April 24th to May 5th, attendees can experience not just incredible movies but all matter of entertainment and education on the medium. There will be live musical performances and virtual reality installations, as well as free panels to guide and inspire those looking to get into the industry. This is your chance to learn about the many facets of the beloved tradition of film.

Depending on what parts of the festival you would like to attend, tickets can range from $12 matinee screenings to $40 interactive experiences. VIP packages are also available with access to exclusive lounge areas, all showings, and the opportunity to attend one Gala event of your choice at The Beacon Theatre.

Customize your package and purchase your tickets online today for this one-of-a-kind experience.

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St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Green beer, singing, dancing, and an iconic parade – it must be St. Patrick’s Day in New York City.

When you choose The Artezen Hotel this March as your accommodations, you have ensured convenient access to one of the best parties of the year.

Since 1762, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has offered up not only tons of fun but a historical nod to one of our city’s many vibrant populations. On Saturday, March 16th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you can participate in the revelry and view the parade from 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. Join in with the locals as award-winning performances are given by twirling, dance, and marching band groups from around the region and slip into the excitement of New York City’s nightlife on its oldest and largest parade day.

Your relaxing guest room and comfortable bed at The Artezen will be waiting for you.

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A Cultural Experience Like No Other

Less than a mile from your accommodations at The Artezen Hotel, take the time to view and learn about Native Americans at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Home to expansive collections of real artifacts, this museum explores the traditions, religions, and daily life of the people of North, South, and Central America. Exhibits showcasing masks, clothing, and pottery are only the start. You and your family will also have the opportunity to explore and watch dance performances, film series, lectures, and other programs available all year long. Be sure to check out the fascinating, ongoing exhibition Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.

The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free and public tours are given every day for you to join and be guided throughout the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.

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Hit the Refresh Button

In the city that never sleeps, the energy that keeps us bustling can be addictive and exhilarating. Your choice in staying at The Artezen encourages you to experience New York City in all of its splendor as well as indulging in unique avenues of enlightenment.

We encourage you to take a moment to breathe deep and explore how your motivation can be improved through the practice of yoga in the convenience of our hotel.

Our on-site yoga studio is led by Nikolay Ignatyev, a practiced instructor able to guide you toward tranquility. Nikolay has completed 200-hour training with Sri Dharma and 500-hour training at Atmananda Yoga, which is key experience necessary to personalize classes or individual sessions at every level.

Whether you’re staying at The Artezen for business or pleasure, the benefits of a session with Nikolay Ignatyev will help center your spirit and clear your mind.

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Explore the Immaculate Holiday Window Displays of NYC

While the streets, squares, and centers of New York City are all decked out with Christmas decorations, there is more to marvel at. The ornate holiday window displays are what NYC is really known for during this time of the year. 

Jaw-dropping, extravagant displays fill the windows of Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Henri Bendel, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. The ornate and over-the-top displays are worth a visit while you are out and about.

The holiday tradition of festive window displays dates back to the 1870s, according to Macy's, the first retailer to start the trend. The windows displays are up before Thanksgiving and stay up until shortly after New Year’s. It will take approximately 2 and a half hours with a visit each of the eight displays spanning a few miles, but the views are well worth the time and the distance.

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