Hyatt Corporation

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Here's an Early Taste of the Park Hyatt's Back Room at One57

    From the moment the doors opened at the Park Hyatt New York, we were swarmed by the kind of eager, welcoming handlers that sidled Bill Murray throughout Lost in Translation, which simultaneously provided every visitor an air of importance and made them difficult to glimpse. We were headed to The Bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Six Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a former Smorgasburg bakery opens a brick and mortar in Brooklyn, Champagne and fried chicken get paired together in the Lower East Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Have a Look Around Brazilian Underground Lair Botequim

    If you're looking for somewhere to hunker down underground and gorge on suckling pig and cachaca until the next World Cup, you might want to check out Botequim (132 Fourth Avenue; 212-432-1324), the long-anticipated clubhouse from the restaurateurs behind Tocqueville and 15 East that's located insid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Hannibal Buress: "Bombing Can Be Good"

    By Julie Seabaugh In his second special, Hannibal Buress: Live in Chicago, the laid-back comic relates the story of throwing a bachelor party in New Orleans. "One of my friends said, 'Hannibal, you should hire a second line band to follow you through the streets,'" he recalls. "Basically in New Orl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Free Wi-Fi Coming to Brownsville, Harlem, the Bronx, and Housing Projects in Brooklyn

    On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The Fourth Opens Near Union Square

    "Were those used in the London Olympics?" whispered our dining companion as we sat down at the bar at The Fourth. He was referring to the sculpture work hanging from the ceiling, which is oddly reminiscent of the hospital beds into which children were tucked in the opening ceremonies as dozens of Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Not in My Backyard! Brooklyn Residents Say New Hotel Will Bring Prostitution and Drugs to East Flatbush

    ​East Flatbush is a lovely neighborhood in Brooklyn -- but it's just not really a tourist destination. So if a developer is looking to open a hotel in the area, it can only mean one thing: Prostitution, drugs, and other bad, bad activity. Right?  This is the line of thinking behind a new not- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Happy Leap Day! Celebrate Your Once-Every-Four-Year Birthday With These Deals

    Depending on your life outlook, having a birthday on February 29 is either really cool (yay for uniqueness) or really sucky (too bad you can only celebrate on your actual birthday once every four years). Well, if your birthday happens to be today, Leap Day, many New York City restaurants and bars ar ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    André 3000, Most Valuable Supporting Player

    The erstwhile OutKast member has a great year without a single starring role

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Top Chef Just Desserts Will Return August 24

    BravoHalf of these people secretly want to kill each other.​Sweet freaks and couch potatoes, rejoice: Top Chef Just Desserts is returning on August 24 at 10 p.m.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Betty Ford, R.I.P.

    ​In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Keith Olbermann Takes New York Times Out to the Ballgame; Anthony Weiner Invests in Them

    ​Media reporter and movie star David Carr takes on a giant ego in a feature from this weekend's New York Times Magazine, posted online today, about Current TV host Keith Olbermann. After Olbermann's unceremonious exit from MSNBC, the loudmouth anchor spent most of year the silent except for on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Top Chef Is Nearly Over, so It's Time to Start Thinking About the Next One

    ​Now that Top Chef: All Stars is finally drawing to a close, the folks at the Feast are determined to make us think about the next season. They attended contestant casting calls in four cities, including New York, and shone the spotlight on 10 attention-craving lunatics hopefuls who we may or ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Ciano; Goodbye to Donald Sacks

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Bossa Nova Brazil in Hell's Kitchen has closed to make room for Flavor, which looks like it could be a martini bar. [Life with Food and Drink]​ Donald Sacks in Battery Park is closing do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Park Slope Food Coop a Hot Ticket; Snooki to Dress Up as Pickle for Halloween

    ​In the last few years, whole-wheat pasta options have expanded and gotten tastier, with varieties made of farro and spelt going for $10 a pound or more. [NY Times] Wal-Mart has officially announced that it will source produce from local, sustainable small and medium-size farmers. [NY Times ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Place Your Bets: Bookies Pick the Four Seasons as Next Bedbug Strike

    ​Now that we've basically resigned ourselves to the fact the bedbugs are New York City's most terrifying (terrorist?) threat  it only makes sense that oddsmakers are handicapping where the next major NYC bedbug strike will go down. And where are they saying it's going to happen? The Four Seas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Christian Ragano Leaves the Windy City for the Big Apple; George Mendes Invites Pastry Chefs to Cook Dinner

    ​Christian Ragano has left his post as executive sous chef at NoMI in Chicago to relocate to his native New York. He'll be the chef de cuisine at the forthcoming New York Central at the Grand Hyatt. [The Feast] Cesare Casella has plans to expand Salumeria Rosi, possibly to the Upper East Side ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Anita Lo Gets a Feng-Shui Boost at Annisa; Starbucks Launches Low-Cost Coffee Brand

    ​Steve Cuozzo takes aim at bad hotel restaurants, listing The Fives at Peninsula, Arabelle at Plaza-Athenee, and Commodore Grill at Grand Hyatt among the worst offenders. [NY Post] Despite being something of a "non-believer," Anita Lo hired a feng-shui consultant to help her redesign the inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2010

    More on George Rekers, The Latest Anti-Gay Crusader to Love Massages From Men

    George Rekers, looking straight as hell​Please excuse most of the forward-thinking, tolerant world for being a bit excited and snide about the news of Baptist minister and public homophobe George Alan Rekers' taste for hiring men to touch him. Each and every time this sort of thing happens, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Canadian Burrito Chain Invades U.S.; Grand Hyatt Launches DIY Room Service

    ​The Grand Hyatt's new Market allows guests to grab what they want and go, a do-it-yourself approach to room service that the hotel hopes to implement in other locations. [NY Times] A new fresh-Mex chain from Canada is opening its first U.S. location in mid-May. Mucho Burrito, based in Missis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2010

    Empire State Building Goes Dark Tonight as New York Observes Earth Hour

    ​The Empire State Building will be shutting off its lights tonight for an hour at 8:30 in observation of Global Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, which asks "individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and governments" to turn off or dim their lights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Election Night: Snyder to Supporters -- I'm Out of Politics and Off to China!

    Leslie Crocker Snyder entered what could have been her victory party in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 10:42 p.m. to cries of "We Love You, Leslie." Looking worn-out, she went to a podium to make her speech. After thanking supporters, her husband, her grandchildren, her law firm colleagues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    "Fuck You!" Says Ed Koch at Crocker-Snyder Fundraiser

    At an event at the Grand Hyatt for Leslie Crocker-Snyder, whom he has endorsed for Manhattan D.A., former Mayor Ed Koch recounted the heartwarming story of the day he greeted well-wishers at a supermarket just after he left office. One of those who approached Koch told him he had been a terrible may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Trump's Ravitch Attack: The Back Story

    Anyone wondering about the real source of Donald Trump's venom for newly-minted lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch might want to take a peek in the city's back pages. Trump's blast at Ravitch made state-wide news Monday when he gave New York Post political editor Fred Dicker a copy of his two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    James Beard Semifinalists Announced

    The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant;  Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Bloomberg Protested, Protesters Arrested at Hyatt Speech

    Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg gave a "Future of New York City" speech at a Crain's event at the Grand Hyatt, for which attendees paid $249 a seat and the Mayor "argued that wealthy people, developers and profitable businesses are crucial to keeping New York City afloat," says the Wall Street Journal). H ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2008

    Why MySpace Music Won't Succeed

    Rupert Murdoch's pride and joy is trying to go legit; mayhem may ensue, and success may not

  • NYC Life

    December 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005


    For the first time in a quarter century, New York City transit workers walked off the job early this morning after their union rejected a final contract proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Transit workers are tired of being underappreciated and disrespected," said a grim Roger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Tick Tock Transit

    Transit union leader Roger Toussaint took time out from last-minute contract bargaining this evening to fire up his troops for what he suggested was a likely strike. "As we stand here right now, with six hours to go, things do not look good," Toussaint told a throng of several thousand members and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2005

    Transit Breaks

    It took them more than 24 hours to get there, but the two sides in the city's tense transit talks found their way back to the bargaining table today, but no one was suggesting that much was accomplished. "There's not much to report so far. We met, we talked, and we're ready to keep meeting," said an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    Labor Pain

    Transit workers leader Roger Toussaint is already up against the MTA's prickly negotiators, the mayor's lawsuits, and a clock that is rapidly running out. But he's also got something else to worry about: a vice president of his own union local who is a longtime disciple of Independence Party guru Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2005

    Transit Countdown

    All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>

  • Books

    November 9, 2004

    The Miseducation of Tom Wolfe

    College kids say the darndest things: Awesome, sexiled, dormcest, and . . . mons pubis!

  • NYC Life

    May 4, 2004
  • News

    April 20, 2004

    Inside Bush's Indian Bureau

    A labyrinth of lobbyists is manufacturing millions

  • News

    September 9, 2003

    Warren Zevon, 1947–2003

    The Poet of Gower Avenue Winds Down His Dirty Life and Times

  • NYC Life

    September 9, 2003
  • Film

    September 9, 2003

    After Sunset

    Coppola's Camera Karaokes Through Tokyo and Finds Bill Murray Singing Roxy Music

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Last Bus to Baghdad

    Peace Tourists and Profiteers on the Road to the War

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The Double Standard

    While Unions Are Scrutinized, MTA Bigs Get Free Ride

  • News

    December 17, 2002

    Toussaint's Transit Express

    All It Took Was a Little Respect

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Dead Man Running

    Ray Harding's Strategy for Liberal Party Survival

  • News

    March 19, 2002

    As the Whorl Turns

    Long the Difference Between Guilt and Innocence, Fingerprints Themselves Are on Trial

  • Film

    April 24, 2001
  • News

    November 21, 2000

    Underground Rumblings

    A Modern Militant Vies to Revive the Transit Union

  • News

    February 1, 2000

    Gratis Goodies Grease the Fourth Estate

    The Super Bowl Gravy Train

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Out of the White House Closet

    Gay Rights Steps Out As Presidential Politics Comes to New York

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