New York City Staff Picks

New York City is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world—and for good reason. With over 60 million visitors each year and a vast array of art museums, film festivals, holiday parades, and fashion shows, it’s easy to stay entertained. Read up on our staff’s favorite attractions and events below.

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    Take a Ride on the Nostalgia Train

    December 03

    New York is packed full of thrilling modern attractions and activities to fit the tourism style of any visitor to the greatest city on Earth, but during the holiday season, it’s an echo from the past which quickly becomes the place to be in the Big Apple.

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    Discover Fusion Art in LES

    November 05

    Our city, particularly the Lower East Side, is known in the art scene for bending the rules, setting the stride, and making the impossible a reality. Contemporary art is at it’s best here, unpretentious, reflective of the people, and incorporates a new spin on 21st-century pieces: Fusion Art.

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    Calling All Coffee Lovers

    October 01

    It’s a brew-tiful day! For the New Yorker that wakes up dreaming of their first cup, The New York Coffee Festival is here. Taste your way through local roasts, specialty lattes, and coffee-infused cocktails. This three-day festival is taking place from October 12th - 14th at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located within easy driving distance from the Leon Hotel. 

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    Nighttime Spots in the Lower East Side

    September 04

    Every trip to New York City is an opportunity to head out and explore. Let us be your guide to the best nighttime spots in the Lower East Side. Whether you are in the mood for a bar scene or you want expertly crafted cocktails, it's all just steps from Leon Hotel.

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    Brunch in the Lower East Side

    August 06

    Brunching and New York city go hand-in-hand. Fortunately, the Lower East Side is a mecca for “brunchers” all over the city. Unforgettable meals are just blocks from our hotel. Follow our lead--the next stop is Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas.

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    Admire the Iconic Flatiron Building

    July 09

    In a city filled with architectural masterpieces, carve out some time to visit one of the most stunning buildings in Manhattan. Located just a quick 20-minute stroll or subway ride from our hotel, head towards Madison Square Garden for the best view of the iconic Flatiron building.

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    David Bowie Is

    June 01

    Among the many great artists of our time, there is none who exemplified boundary-breaking personas and performances as consistently as David Bowie. From now until June 15, you can experience the internationally-renowned exhibition David Bowie Is, at the Brooklyn Museum, under 30 minutes away from our hotel by car or train. David Bowie Is originated in London, spent the past five years traveling around the world, and is now on display in New York before its final curtain call.

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