Edison Hotel

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    5 Spots to Celebrate National Rum Day

    Ahoy! It's National Rum Day and also Friday, both of which are good reasons to head to a bar in the name of celebration. Yesterday, Eve Turow chatted with The Beach's William Ward about rum's history and place on today's bar. You might check out his establishment, where you can lounge in a cabana wh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    With Lantern's Keep, Opening Today, Times Square Is Becoming a Cocktailian's Paradise

    laverrue/FlickrTimes Square for tipplers​Since it was sanitized of smut in the Giuliani years, Times Square has become the bane of many New Yorkers' existence. Swarming with tourists intent on stocking up on Disney and M&M paraphernalia, it's the last place most discerning natives want to go f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    The Rum House's Kenneth McCoy On Reinventing a New York Classic and His Plans for World Domination

    Kenneth McCoy, mid-pour.​The team behind Ward III -- namely, Michael Neff, Kenneth McCoy, and Abdul Tabini -- reopened the shuttered Rum House earlier this year. Beneath all the grit and grime of 40 years of patronage, the little Times Square piano bar in the Edison Hotel had the makings of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The Rum House Will Be Resurrected

    ​When word first spread in early June of the Rum House's impending closure, its owner, Thai Dang, told us that it would probably be replaced by "something shiny." And that's kind of true -- it will be replaced by a shinier version of itself.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The Rum House Bade Farewell on Saturday

    R.I.P.​Last month, we reported that the Rum House would be closing on Sept. 30. But the bar, which has sat on the ground floor of the Edison Hotel for more than three decades, shuttered on Saturday night. Jeremiah Moss was there and has a report: Van Morrison was on the jukebox, the Yankees- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    The Rum House Will Close on September 30

    Marked for extinction.​In early June, word surfaced that the Rum House, the piano bar that has sat in the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street for more than three decades, would close by the end of the year. Last night its owner, Thai Dang, e-mailed us with some more sad news.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Rum House Will Close; Owner Says It May Be Replaced By Something "Shiny"

    The Rum House​Another day, another vestige of old and unpretentious New York disappears: According to its owner Thai Dang, the Rum House, the piano bar that has sat in the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street for over three decades, will close by the end of the year. Or possibly even sooner. Long ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2010

    The Jazz Evangelism of Woody Allen

    Clarinet in hand, the director defends one of America's disappearing art forms

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    I'm Going To The Dogs!

    As I recently admitted, if someone asks me to do something, I always say "Of course" without bothering to ask just what it is. And now, it seems, I've gotten myself into judging a pet talent search benefiting Bideawee, today at the Edison Hotel! But on closer inspection, this event actually sounds p ... More >>

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    December 7, 2004
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    April 13, 2004