Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hotel Reserve's Sensational Manhattan Vacation Packages

Sensational Manhattan Vacation Packages!
Get the most of your visit to New York City with our brilliant Manhattan vacation packages. Ice skating at Rockefeller Center, springtime festivals in Central Park, there's always something new to discover in the Big Apple.

There's also always a reason to return to our chic downtown Manhattan hotel. View our latest New York City travel deals:

Bed and Breakfast
Fuel up after a restful night with a filling American breakfast. Package includes:
•Deluxe king room
•Breakfast for two at Federal Café, includes:
◦Two eggs any style
◦Bacon, sausage or ham
◦Coffee, juice or tea

A Little Romance at Reserve
What better place for romance than enchanting New York City? Package includes:

•Deluxe king room
•Breakfast for two at Federal Café
•Bottle of Champagne in room
•Chocolates in room

Shop NYC
Explore the shopping capital of the world without the hassle of finding a parking space. Package includes:

•Deluxe accommodations
•Breakfast for two at Federal Café
•Two 1-day unlimited Metrocard subway passes
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Windows walking tour

Use this Christmas Windows walking tour map to see the holiday window displays at New York City's biggest department stores. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and should take about an hour and a half, depending upon your pacing, but not including shopping time. For the best experience, I recommend you wear warm clothes, comfortable shoes, and keep an eye on your belongings, as the area around the various window displays can be crowded.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is typically lit on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. The 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is going to be Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

NYC Marathon

Start Schedule

Time Start Race Numbers
8:20 a.m. Wheelchair Division 300-399
8:45 a.m. Handcycle Category, Athletes with Disabilities 400-499
9:10 a.m. Professional Women 100-199
9:15 a.m. FootLocker 5-Borough Challenge n/a
9:40 a.m. Wave Start 1
Blue Start - Professional Men 1-99
Blue Start - General 1000-1199; 4000-4799; 7000-11999
Orange Start - Sub-elite Men & Women 200-299; 2000-2299; 5000-5699; 12000-16999
Green Start - Local Competitive Men & Women 500-999; 3000-3399; 6000-6599; 17000-21999
10:00 a.m. Wave Start 2
Blue Start 22000-28999
Orange Start 29000-35999
Green Start 36000-42999
10:20 a.m. Wave Start 3
Blue Start 43000-49999
Orange Start 50000-56999
Green Start 57000-63999

Saturday, October 31
Abebe Bikila Award Ceremony
Time: 8:30 a.m., United Nations
Award presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of distance running.

Continental Airlines International Friendship Run
Time: 9:00 a.m., United Nations
A leisurely fun run for marathon entrants and friends.
[More Info]

ING New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Jacob Javits Convention Center
[Expo Info]

Barilla Marathon Eve Dinner
4:30-9:00 p.m., Tavern on the Green
An authentic Italian experience for marathoners and guests.
[Info and Tickets]

Poland Spring Presents the Marathon Fireworks
7:30 p.m., above the ING New York City Marathon finish line. It is recommended that pets be left at home for this event.
[More Info]

Sunday, November 1 (Race Day)
Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

NYC: WNBC 4 in New York, Live Broadcast: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
National: NBC Sports, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST; check local listings.

Starting at 5:30 a.m., Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

Starting at 6:00 a.m., Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

Finish Line Banquet
$250 per person (non-refundable)
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tavern on the Green
Reserved finish line seats and a luscious buffet for marathon spectators (by advance reservation only).
[Purchase Tickets]

Reserved Seating
$75 per person (non-refundable)
This outdoor bleacher seating is adjacent to the finish line and in easy viewing distance of the large-screen WNBC 4 race broadcast.
[Purchase Tickets]

Official Starts (subject to change)
Start area information including a map and official start times.
[More Info]

Post-Race Party Presented by Clear Channel
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Monday, November 2
The New York Times Special ING New York City Marathon Section on Sale
New York Times dealers throughout New York City
Due to production deadlines, the special marathon section can only include those who have completed the race in under 4.5 hours.

Marathon Monday Store
7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tavern on the Green
Sales of limited-edition finisher's shirts and caps, medal engravings, and official souvenirs.

ING New York City Marathon Monday Recovery Sessions presented by Hospital for Special Surgery
7:00am-2:00pm. Tavern on the Green
A morning of different discussions on post race recovery, stretching and consultations with doctors

7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 968 Third Avenue
Stop in for that one last item before you leave for home! Selection features official gear and finisher merchandise.

Marathon Winners Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange
9:30 a.m.

Take Home a Bit of Tiffany & Co.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tiffany & Co., Fifth Avenue and 57th Street
Limited edition Honor Your Marathoner merchandise available.
[Honor Your Marathoner]

You Deserve to Pamper Yourself at Equinox
Anytime. Mulitple locations.
Reward yourself with a relaxing Post Race spa treatment at Equinox Fitness Clubs. Marathoners enjoy a 10% discount off of any of the great services that Equinox provides. Just show your bib or medal. Offer available at any of the Equinox Spa locations except Century City. Offer applies for one Spa service per runner and is valid through 12.31.09. Can't be combined with any other offer. Click here to find out more about the services and a location near you.

Find your official marathon training items here. [Shop Now]

Monday, October 19, 2009

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City, United States

26 Nov 2009

Thanksgiving Day throughout the USA celebrates the harvest with a traditional family feast. In New York City the holiday is further celebrated with this spectacular and colourful parade through the streets of Manhattan - in one of the Big Apple's most eagerly anticipated events. Stars and celebrities appear among the many floats, but are dwarfed by 15 or more 'falloons' (a cross between a float and a balloon) representing familiar cartoon characters. There are more than 50 balloons in all, which are inflated on the evening before the Parade as part of the warm-up. Over 30 clown groups, 10 marching bands and dozens of school bands also form a part of the spectacular. Good vantage points include Columbus Circle and Times Square, but get there early for a place near the front of the big crowds.

Halloween Parade NYC

Saturday, October 31, 2009 Starting at 7 p.m.

Join Us !
All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World !
Line-Up !
For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert ! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring !
Watch !

Live: On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 21st Street from 7 - 10 p.m.

TV: NY 1 Television from 8 - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

•Chelsea Piers

Visit Chelsea Piers today!
The following sports facilities at Chelsea Piers are available year-round for daily recreation. Please visit the venue web pages for additional information on instructional classes, league play, drop-in programs, summer & holiday camps, and much more!

The Golf Club
Pier 59 - 212.336.6400
Visit website HOURS and PRICES Facility
52-stall, 4-level, 200 yard Golf Driving Range & Teaching Academy.
Schools, clinics and lessons. Please call the Golf Academy at 212.336.6444. Private events and birthday party packages.

The Sports Center
Pier 60 - 212.336.6000
Visit website HOURS and PRICES Facility
Adult Membership Health Club. Must be at least 16 years of age. Photo ID required.
This month's Membership Promotion

Sky Rink
Pier 61 - 212.336.6100
Visit website HOURS and PRICES Facility
2 year-round, Indoor Ice Skating Rinks.
General Skating, youth and adult Ice Hockey leagues, group and private skating lessons, private and corporate events, birthday party packages.

The Field House
Between Piers 61 and 62
Visit website CALL FOR HOURS
Batting Cages
$2.50 tokens (10 pitches)

Rock N' Roll Sessions $30 per person
(5 yrs +)

Open Adult Rock Climbing
$22 per person (18 yrs +)

Open Basketball/Soccer
$10 per person per hour

Open Toddler Gym
$11 per session.
2 Indoor Soccer Fields, 2 Basketball Courts, 4 Batting Cages, Toddler Gym, Gymnastics Center, Indoor Climbing Wall
Instructional classes, youth and adult leagues, private events and birthday party packages, childcare center, preschool.

•Chelsea Piers Location: between 17th and 23rd Streets along the Hudson River
•Chelsea Piers Phone: 212-336-6666
•Chelsea Piers Website:
•Chelsea Piers Map
How Do You Get to the Chelsea Piers:
•Bus/Subway: The final stop on the M23 bus (running West along 23rd Street) will bring you directly to the northern entrance to Chelsea Piers. It takes about 10 minutes from the 23rd Street stop on the C/E. The M14 bus stops at the southern entrance to Chelsea Piers at 18th Street.
•Driving: Enter Chelsea Piers from 23rd Street and the West Side Highway. Valet and Self-Parking are available at the Chelsea Piers. (Parking Rates and Details)