|On top of the world: Empire State Building Observatory|
In the original Fame, one of the characters lives in an apartment in Times Square.
But unlike the movies, most New Yorkers live in more residential neighborhoods. So I jumped at the chance to spend the night at the Embassy Suites on 37th Street.
couple of days seeing Broadway shows, visiting museums, and of, course, going to the top of the Empire State Building.
On top of the world
|Room with a view AND windows that open|
|Skylawn Bar at Embassy Suites|
My foodie 20 year old also had a bucket list for her short time back in NYC between her summer internship in Buenos Aires and returning to college. One place on it was Beyond Sushi, a vegan sushi restaurant that happened to be just a block from the hotel.
|Colorful and tasty vegan sushi|
Plant based diningBeyond Sushi, a mini NYC chain, has plant based sushi and dishes like 'fun guy' mushroom dumplings, (say it out loud) noodle soups and curries and shared plates with roasted cauliflower, eggplant with tahini and farro sunchoke risotto. We over ordered but managed to eat everything.
Hotel food and more
|Some rooms at the Embassy Suites have balconies|
If you want a craft cocktail, with top shelf liquor, the SkyLawn Bar has both indoor and outdoor seating and local spirits. Brooklyn distillery NY Distilling Company supplies the local Dorothy Parker gin (one of my faves) and Ragtime Rye Whiskey. There is also a Rooftop Cinema Club, open to the public. Hotel guests get priority seating.
|A bar for little kids: the cereal bar|
Leaving the hotel
|Apps at the evening reception|
Madame Tussauds New York features wax replicas of local celebrities. And you can also walk The High Line from the northern terminus on 34th Street down to the Meatpacking District.
Note: I was given a complimentary one night stay at Embassy Suites. Opinions expressed are my own.