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Office Workers Peep Porn From Window In Midtown

Office Workers Peep Porn From Window In Midtown

Photo via Curbed New York City is a voyeuristic town, and one man says he "hit the jackpot" when he looked out his office window in Midtown to spot a real life naked lady filming a...

We Visit The Floating Boatel In The Rockaways, And Chat With The Creator

We Visit The Floating Boatel In The Rockaways, And Chat With The Creatorgallery

After hearing about Flux Factory artist Constance Hockaday's floating art project/ boat hotel in the Rockaways last month, we decided to take a little staycation and check out the Boatel for a night. The once-abandoned boats, tethered...

Group Fighting To Landmark The Barbizon Hotel

Group Fighting To Landmark The Barbizon Hotel

One of the old rooms in the Barbizon, and the exterior circa 2007 The Barbizon Hotel for Women, currently known as Barbizon 63, was known for giving women a safe (and chaste!) retreat right in the...

New Vacation Hot Spot: Floating Hotel In Far Rockaway

New Vacation Hot Spot: Floating Hotel In Far Rockaway

Photo via FluxFactory The latest getaway destination for smog-frazzled New Yorkers? No, it's not the Hamptons—think a little closer to public transportation. There's a new floating hotel, make that a Boatel, in Far Rockaway—the brainchild of...

IMF Head To Plead Not Guilty To Sexual Assault On Hotel Maid

IMF Head To Plead Not Guilty To Sexual Assault On Hotel Maidgallery

After being arrested for allegedly forcing a hotel maid to perform oral sex on him, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, is going to plead not guilty. His lawyer Benjamin Brafman said, "He denies...

Hotel Guests Ask The Darndest Things!

Hotel Guests Ask The Darndest Things!

Paging Mr. Herman Working in the service industries is never easy—just ask some delivery guys—but it sure can be funny. Having seen our fair share of Fawlty Towers, we knew that hotels could be hotbeds of...

Hotels Give Tourists That "Cramped New York" Experience

Hotels Give Tourists That gallery

New Yorkers live in some teeny tiny apartments (see: the lady in the 90-square-foot apartment) and now so can our tourists! And not just in hostels and Craigslist rentals. As most old-school SROs have mostly faded from...

Hide Your... Everything: Charlie Sheen Has Arrived In NYC

Hide Your... Everything: Charlie Sheen Has Arrived In NYC

Charlie Sheen is inside the building. Or rather, he has arrived in New York City. According to the Daily News, the MaSheen checked in to Trump International Hotel this morning (he was banned from The Plaza,...

"Nightmare" Rape Victim Sues Dream Hotel For Hiring Rapist

Dream Hotel The Rhode Island woman who was raped by hotel employee Jaime Marin Lopez Mendoza while staying at Midtown's Dream Hotel in December 2009 is still haunted by the horrific incident. A month after her...

Online Hooker Assaulted By John In Midtown Hotel

Online Hooker Assaulted By John In Midtown Hotel

A hooker who set up a tryst with a man who answered her ad on Backpage.com was assaulted by him earlier this week. The Post reports, "the 37-year-old prostitute from San Pablo [California] met the unidentified...

Locals, Tourists Address The Hells Angels Bench

Locals, Tourists Address The Hells Angels Bench

Photo via EV Grieve A new tourist repelling measure was recently taken at the Hells Angel's headquarters on East 3rd Street, and now the NY Post has taken a visit over there, declaring even tourists aren't...

Sleep Next Door To Where Al Capone Received His

Sleep Next Door To Where Al Capone Received His "Scarface"

"You've dreamed about it..." the Grand Prospect Hall hotel! The 118-year-old Park Slope banquet hall is currently most famous for its amazing commercial (below), but its history is one of a kind. More on that later,...

Hotel Chelsea To Become Annoying Celebrity Hotspot?

Hotel Chelsea To Become Annoying Celebrity Hotspot?

As the legend of the Hotel Chelsea evaporates (allegedly!), one Mr. Andre Balazs may be interested in stepping in and reviving what's left of the institution... or at least capitalizing on its history while marketing it...

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No "Situation" At The Plaza

In October there was a rumor going around that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (of Jersey Shore fame) would be pairing up with The Plaza and possibly becoming a partner and the face of a luxury gym...

Robert De Niro's Hotel Penthouse Gets OK From City

Robert De Niro's Hotel Penthouse Gets OK From City

After years of criticism that rivaled the reviews of Godsend, Robert De Niro appeared in front of the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to present revised renderings for a controversial two-story penthouse at the Greenwich Hotel in...

Waldorf Astoria Guest Cries Bedbugs

Waldorf Astoria Guest Cries Bedbugs

A woman visiting NYC from Florida says she was bitten by bedbugs while staying at the fancy Waldorf Astoria, a hotel popular with heads of state and celebrities. After waking up with welts and rashes on...

Singer Accuses NYC Hotel Bed Bugs Of Vicious Attack

Singer Accuses NYC Hotel Bed Bugs Of Vicious Attack

Bed bug, meet Lauren Hildebrandt. Have you heard of Lauren Hildebrandt? Well, she's a pop singer, according to USA Today, and she was apparently bit by a bed bug in a "unidentified luxury hotel...in New York...

Overflow Of NYU Students May Mean Hotel Stay, Not Dorm

Overflow Of NYU Students May Mean Hotel Stay, Not Dorm

Photograph by xbettyx on Flickr Because many more students than expected have have decided to attend NYU this fall, some students may be living in hotel rooms. The Washington Square News reported, "250 students guaranteed housing...

A Peek Inside the New Gansevoort Park Hotelgallery

A Peek Inside the New Gansevoort Park Hotel

The economy and job market may be sluggish, but the hotel business is booming, and to capitalize on record-high tourism in NYC, there are 46 new hotels rushing to open this year—more than any other city in...

Passes Let New Yorkers Avoid Horrors of Public Pools

Passes Let New Yorkers Avoid Horrors of Public Pools

Hotel Gansevoort. (Travel Writer's Magazine) Everyone loves a nice, cool dip in the water on sweltering summer days, but unless you have the luxury of having a private pool in your building—or rich friends in the...

Loophole Keeps Illegal Hotels Open

Loophole Keeps Illegal Hotels Open

Filled with illegal activity! Looks like Williamsburg isn't the only neighborhood where the illegal hotel business is booming. Times Square is starting to get its own cropping of shady lodgings, and the city is having a...

Flashback: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotelgallery

Flashback: The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Original Waldorf-Astoria, circa early 1900s Did you hear about the cute couple who just got hooked up with 1950s pricing at the Waldorf-Astoria, after not staying there since their wedding night on May 20th, 1950? The...

Legislation Planned to Punish Greedy Doormen

Legislation Planned to Punish Greedy Doormen

Those bags are filled with tips. (Flickr user Digiart2001 Now that the greedy doorman scandal has been busted wide open, the City Council is preparing legislation that would make it illegal for anyone to demand kickbacks...

Renters And Hotel Guests Not Getting Along In Burg

Renters And Hotel Guests Not Getting Along In Burg

Photos by Jen Carlson/Gothamist Williamsburg's Hotel Toshi has been making headlines recently, and today the half hotel/half residential building is back in print, with word that residents are tired of sharing the space with guests who...

Cramped, Cheap Hotel Rooms Suddenly

Cramped, Cheap Hotel Rooms Suddenly "Chic"

You could have all this for just $89 a night! New, boutique hotels around the city offering small quarters at cheap prices have become the trendiest places to day, according to the Times. Hotels like Jane...

Bartender Allegedly Tried To Rape Hotel Guest In Chelsea

Bartender Allegedly Tried To Rape Hotel Guest In Chelsea

A horrible incident unfolded at a hotel on West 24th Street: According to the Post, a bartender at the Wyndham Hotel allegedly tried to rape a hotel guest in her room, after obtaining a key card...

Le Parker Meridien Suicide Details Emerge

Le Parker Meridien Suicide Details Emerge

The man who jumped to his death yesterday morning off Le Parker Meridien on West 56th Street was Brian Fiore. The 39-year-old was a former employee of Salomon Brothers, and used to be a member at...

Suicide At Le Parker Meridien This Morning

Suicide At Le Parker Meridien This Morning

[UPDATE BELOW] We're hearing reports that earlier this morning someone jumped to their death, possibly from atop Le Parker Meridien hotel on West 56th Street. There were plenty of unlucky people who stumbled across the aftermath...

Grand Hyatt Introduces Do-It-Yourself Room Service

Grand Hyatt Introduces Do-It-Yourself Room Service

You know what sucks about room service, besides the obscene prices? Too slow! There you are, waiting around in bed forever for someone to bring you everything you desire! But all that tedium will be a...

DA: Mom Who Killed Son Had Munchausen By Proxy

DA: Mom Who Killed Son Had Munchausen By Proxy

Prosecutors say the pharmaceutical executive accused of killing her eight-year-old son in a botched murder-suicide in a Midtown hotel had been diagnosed with Munchausen by proxy syndrome—a form of child abuse in which parents induce real...

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