The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Make the holiday work week go by even quicker by focusing your efforts on these five delicious gatherings.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Here's What It's Like to Eat at Cedric Tovar's Splashy UWS Mediterranean Restaurant, Tessa

    "So, do you want a baby because all of your friends have babies?" There's nothing quite like eavesdropping on a middle-aged Tinder date for an evening's dining entertainment. Less salacious than a night at The Box and with more jousting than Medieval Times (in this case, emotional), it is perhaps o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Ray Kelly Sounds Off On Low Crime Without Mentioning 'Stop & Frisk' Once

    Word of life advice: if you ignore something, that doesn't mean it will go away. Yesterday morning, NYPD commish Ray Kelly delivered his 'State of the NYPD' address at the Waldorf Astoria. The police chief, riding high off a recent poll that showed his approval ratings at the highest ever for someo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Cuomo Will Stump For Obama But, Remember, He's Not Running for President In 2016

    It's no question by now that Governor Andrew Cuomo tends to get non-stop flak from the non-stop speculating press about his chances of running for President in four years. It happened when he was elected; it happened after he passed the marriage equality bill in New York; it happened when he sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Tom Cruise Pledged His Love For Katie Last Night

    Last night at the Waldorf-Astoria, the Friars Club saluted Tom Cruise with its Icon Award, so I was there like a top gun, all cocked and sitting at full attention. Tom's Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin MC'd a lineup of speakers like Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kevin Pollack, but Jerry Lewis, who was supp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Sacha Cohen's The Dictator Character Endorses Mitt Romney

    At a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, General Aladeen--aka Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator--unsurprisingly backed Mitt Romney for Prez. Explained the General: "He'd make a great dictator. He's incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes. And it's not much of a leap from firing people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Under the Toque: Olympic Menus, New Chefs at Jean Georges

    ​ Simon Hulstone and Heston Blumenthal have teamed up to create the menus that will be served to British Airways customers during the Olympics. [Eat Out] Chef shuffles at Jean Georges: Mark Lapico is now executive chef; the new chef de cuisine is Erik Battes; Joe Murphy is in charge of pastries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Occupy Wall Street Pickets Mitt Romney's Fund-Raiser

    Mitt Romney was in town this morning for a fund-raiser at the Waldorf Astoria, and a crowd of about 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters, activists, and union members were there to welcome him. The Romney event was hosted by Gristede's billionaire John Catsimitidis, and guests were encouraged to donat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Aquavit's Keri Levens on Swedish Fish

    Keri Levens has worked as Aquavit's wine director since May. Though she studied art history and art at Rutgers University, she ultimately decided to pursue a culinary career. She chatted with Fork in the Road this week about her work at the restaurant (65 East 55th Street) and how she plays with dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Richard Branson Talks Legal Drugs at NYC Press Conference in the Waldorf

    Esther Zuckerman ​This morning, a bunch of high-powered people packed into a suite on the 33rd floor of the the Waldorf-Astoria to talk about drugs. Even though that might elicit thoughts of a Charlie Sheen-style bender, the meeting was, in fact, a press conference announcing a report from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Richard Branson and Friends Gathering Tomorrow in NYC For Drug Legalization

    Very powerful man​Tomorrow at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Virgin boss and billionaire Richard Branson will appear with former presidents from Brazil, Switzerland and Columbia, together representing the Global Commission on Drug Policy, to present a report that calls for an end to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant and Accra; Lauren Shockey at Tenpenny

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema goes West African at Papaye, Uptown African Restaurant, and Accra. Lauren Shockey finds fun and value in Midtown at Tenpenny.​ Sam Sifton discovers the reason Brooklyn Heightians are staying close to home these days, awarding Colonie one star: "Long and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Live: Tom Waits (And A Punk-Rock Neil Diamond) Dominate The Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

    The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Monday, March 14 Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason. First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Our 10 Best NYC Restaurants of the Last Two Centuries

    Delmonico's as it looks today. The columns on either side of the door are said to come from Pompeii.​The modern restaurant as we know it was invented in 1831 south of Wall Street at Delmonico's, based on Swiss and French models. The previous sort of establishment was usually a hotel dining roo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    When the Restaurateur is the Face of the Restaurant; The Scene at the Food Allergy Ball

    ​Charles Masson of La Grenouille, Ken Aretsky of Aretsky's Patroon, and even Danny Meyer with his rounds at Union Square Café are among the city's last iconic restaurateurs who rule the dining room. [NY Times] Congress may have passed new healthy food regulations for school lunches, but Capi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Ingrates Sue Waldorf Over Bedbugs, Despite Complimentary Spa Treatments

    ​If you're still wondering whether bed bugs are "scaring tourists away," this might help: Crain's says a Michigan family will file a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court today, suing the posh Waldorf-Astoria Hotel after finding bedbugs in their room that followed them home in their luggage "and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Fat Pants Friday: Cannelle Patisserie

    Cannelle's Paris-Brest​ Ever since a friend extolled the virtues of Cannelle Patisserie to us some months ago, we'd been meaning to find time to make our way out to the Jackson Heights-East Elmhurst border to try it for ourselves. Finally, last weekend, we did. We were so happy with everythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Night With the Noble Rot

    Keith WagstaffSake consumption fosters a certain bond.​This is not a normal wine tasting, suited older men smiling near dump buckets, quiet murmurs as people swirl their wine glasses around. It's the Saturday night after Tax Day and bespectacled Michael Daves is playing the hell out of his gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Andrew Cuomo Campaign Getting Lots of (Bad) Free Advice

    ​ When Fred Dicker of the New York Post talks, Albany listens. The tabloid's hard-punching state editor has as much or more impact on state politics these days - between his newspaper blasts and his daily radio show - as any capitol powerbroker. But Dicker's prediction in his "Inside Albany" c ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2010

    How to Fix the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Tips on how to expand its reach—or blow it up entirely

  • Dining

    August 4, 2009

    Gino Cammarata, Gelato King

    No more tanning salons for Bay Ridge's foremost dessert provider

  • Columns

    March 4, 2009

    Which American Idol Star Is a Lesbyterian?

    Nightlife pickin's so slim that I even went to a museum.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World -- Confetti Creme Ritz Bits

    It's a truism of the advertising world that, in a mature market, the number of niches a product occupies must be multiplied. In other words, if you have a hit product on your hands, you must cynically generate as many forms of that product as you can, in order to take full economic advanta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Gillibrand Meets With Gov, Clinton, Schumer; Talks Guns, Light Rail

    Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Whit Stillman's Valentine to New York at Christmas Time: Metropolitan

    About the $14,000 cost of a table at the biennial International Debutante Ball, which took place at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday night, director Margaret Hedberg told the New York Times, "watches cost more"--watches here meaning Cartier, not Casio. Plus, Hedberg said, "there are a lot of waiters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Tech Notes: Diaroogle Disappoints

    For all we hear from the tech blogs about cool apps, most apps really are not cool at all. The proportion of tech innovations that live up to their hype is dismayingly small; if even a tenth of the widgets, gizmos and plug-ins you read about in a single year were as good as advertised, your computer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Protesters Pop In On the Carlyle Group

    About two dozen protesters from ACORN/The Working Families party busted in on a private equity analyst conference at the Waldorf-Astoria this afternoon where Carlyle Group cofounder David Rubenstein was scheduled to speak. The demonstration was part of their campaign to raise awareness about the li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2006

    Tough Day for Dr. Cohen

    If Charlie Rangel and Percy Sutton are peeved that Eliot Spitzer has selected State Sen. David Paterson as his running mate rather than their candidate, Leecia Eve, imagine how Jon Cohen feels? Cohen is one of the also-runs for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Like Eve, he made the rounds ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2005

    Flashback--Pirro at the Podium: Does Anyone Have Page 10?

    Clinton challenger had a rocky voyage into primetime

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Ferrer: "Gracias, Familia"

    After spending 90 minutes outside the Parkchester station of the 6 train Tuesday night, Fernando Ferrer grabbed the megaphone and told the crowd, "We're closing the campaign at this stop and I'm going to prepare my victory speech!" Few in the crowd expected that was true. But even if it didn't feel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Weiner Thinks I Need a Raise

    At one point in Rep. Anthony Weiner's rounds at the Waldorf-Astoria last night, he told reporters that we "can't be too glib about the idea that money was an enormous factor. There has never been anything like this." But, a guy from the Sun asked, what about Tom Golisano? "Tom Golisano invested a fr ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Pirro at the Podium: Does Anyone Have Page 10?

    Hillary opponent has rocky voyage into primetime

  • News

    August 31, 2004

    Bully for Us

    You talkin' to me, world? You talkin' to me? I'm the only empire around.

  • News

    August 17, 2004

    Skirting the Issues

    Desperately seeking women voters, Bush sends in his own

  • News

    June 29, 2004

    Kerry's Catholic Question

    Cardinal Edward Egan faces a defining moment in the 2004 race for the White House

  • News

    May 27, 2003

    Hospital Holiday

    Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars

  • NYC Life

    May 28, 2002
  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Keepers of the Flame

    As Moderate Groups Turn Down the Heat, Anarchists Light a New Way for Dissent

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Outside the Frozen Zone

    Police, Demonstrators Gear Up for Anti-WEF Protests

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Ugliness of Force

    Protesters Feel the Sting of New York's Finest

  • News

    January 22, 2002
  • News

    December 25, 2001

    Checking in for Waldorf Hysteria

    Free Traders and Fair Traders in Stalemate as CEOs Converge on New York

  • News

    July 31, 2001

    Up From Fox Street

    Ferrer Campaigns For the ‘Other New York’

  • News

    June 5, 2001
  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Father Frank's Crusade

    A Staten Island Priest Leads a Costly and Well-Organized Campaign Against Abortion

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    No Union Label at a PEN Gala

    Picket Lines Are Labor’s Free Speech

  • News

    March 30, 1999
  • News

    December 22, 1998

    The Hate That Makes Men Straight

    Psychoanalysts probe the roots of homophobia

  • News

    October 27, 1998

    The Deportees

    Mexican Workers Flock to Staten Island Despite Hardships

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