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NYC and the Eventi

November 13, 2016

It’s New York City, where this building is.

Sadly our view from 1104 looks like this instead of like that.

Eventi 1104

Eventi 1104

We’re staying for several days here at the Eventi, and we were really hoping for an even better room (height and view-wise). Sadness.

1104 is a nice room category at least. We’re happy about that. It is kind of weird that this hotel seems to have no memory of which rooms it assigns. I know many other kimpton properties that do a better job with that (say, hotel marlowe in boston).

Without further ado, 1104.

Eventi 1104

Eventi 1104

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The fruit amenity was actually almost completely consumed! But still water?? Really? Seems to us here at NPS that the “infrastructure staff” is not quite as stellar as the “front desk/downstairs staff” here at the Eventi.

No cheese for you.

No cheese for you.

The bathroom is super fantastic with a great shower.

Eventi 1104 shower highly recommended

Eventi 1104 shower highly recommended

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Two meals at the restaurant/bar downstairs were particularly noteworthy. NPS is not a fan of hotel restaurants (even at Kimpton properties), but an exception can be made for the eventi.

Of note in NY this trip. Dinner at Il Buco (the old one). Dinner at Ramen-Ya. Lunch at Tac-N-Roll. A cocktail at Pegu. Drinks at Lantern’s Keep with Natasha and Natalie. Heisenberg the play.

HIghline tree

HIghline tree

The end of the line

The end of the line

Lantern's Keep cocktails

Lantern’s Keep cocktails

On the stage at Heisenberg

On the stage at Heisenberg

And the Whitney was outstanding as always.

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A very high four showerheads and an upgraded database to track rooms with for the Eventi.

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Bittersweet in NY

August 24, 2013

Dropping off the first born for college at NYU. It’s gonna be a strange week next week adjusting to life without him underfoot! Nobody will be up at 4am or asleep at 3pm (unless it’s near the solstice). We battled I-95 and the NJ Turnpike and drove directly into the city for the first time since 1989. The corporate apartment (with ample secure parking next door) is a perfect place to stay.

Room with a view

Room with a view

It’s a gorgeous crystal clear late summer day. Here’s the view.

Amenities include a kitchen (which we will ignore), and a big leather couch.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Big leather couch

Big leather couch

We will pretend the showers are less plastic than they are. Well, no plastic, but they are shower over tub showers. Yes we will. And we will wash the sheets and towels on the way out.

Dinner at hearth as suggested by jS himself. A quick review. Music and ambiance: superior. Any place that has Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and Bowie on rotation makes us happy. Wine list: outstanding, quirky, weird and fun. We had a GSM like wine from Portugal that was superb. Food: good solid, not amazing. Service: our poor waitress was overworked with too many tables. The wine guys and server boys stepped in to help. All in all, we felt like we were whipped around on the trolley car of the second seating. That’s not good. Go back? Maybe.

But before that, a walk down the high line park. The park is a must see. Excellent in all respects.

HIgh line at sunset.

HIgh line at sunset.