Archive for 08/29/2012

Clubs with a History

Last month witnessed the re-opening of the Harvard Club on 44th Street.  Dating back to 1894, it is the oldest club on the block.  But way back then, it wasn’t the only one by far; there was the New York Yacht and Yale, to name but a few.    So for those enjoying the calm at Shimmie Horn’s Iroquois Hotel, looking to dance the night away, this could be the place where one can boogie on down while taking in a bit of history.  Indeed, the building was renovated a few times and during its most recent one, was subject to quite significant criticism, most notably from architect Steven W. Semes who singled it out in his book “The Future of the Past,” for having a “confrontational attitude” for putting additions on such historic buildings (along with the Brooklyn Museum and Morgan Library).  Well, for those who do happen to be in the area, they can check it out and judge for themselves!

Summer Dancers in Manhattan

Check out the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center this summer, as it is hosting Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Summer Intensive. Located on 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues), this event is close by to some of the city’s luxurious hotels, including Shimmie Horn’s Belleclaire Hotel.

Even if you’re not signed up for the program, it’s worth having a look. There is an intensive three-week August program – organized by the Manhattan Youth Ballet – that aims to keep dancers in the swing of things during their summer break. The staff hails from the NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet.  On offer is: Pilates, pas de deux/partnering and more, all set to enhance technique and artistry.

In addition, for those still in the vicinity as the program comes to an end, there will be a performance at the state-of-the-art MMAC Theater for family, friends and invited industry guests.

The Late Show with David Letterman

For people who enjoy live shows, next time you are in the Big Apple, why not get tickets for the Late Show with David Letterman?  The show that began nearly two decades ago is written by brothers Eric and Justin Stangel and is today, one of America’s major late-night programs.  Indeed, it ranks second in average viewers and third in amount of episodes over time.  Vis-à-vis revenue, it is a leader in its field, boasting $271m in 2009.  As well, in 2002 it was ranked Number 7 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.  So if you’re in the vicinity, staying perhaps at Shimmie Horn’s Washington Jefferson Hotel or the Sheraton New York hotel, it could make for a fun’s evening entertainment.

The Flatiron District

For those who love the yin and yang of New York City, its Flatiron District will not disappoint. Boasting some of NY’s most popular and diverse restaurants, exciting shopping, top educational institutions, and notable historic architectural attractions, the area has increasingly become home to many of the city’s residents too. As well, in recent years it has become a haven for developing business with the establishment in 2006 of The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District.

So for those individuals who may be on a business trip at the moment – perhaps at Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler – they might want to take part in the “How to Get the First Meeting” class being hosted by The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District.  This will focus on development methods, strategy and tactics to help business people secure that first meeting.  Learn how to create a target list; source accurate contact information and introduce your product/service to make you really stand out.  Getting that first meeting really can make the difference between success and letting others succeed in your stead, so make sure you learn how to the best of your abilities.