World The Perfect NYC Hotel for Hot Vax Summer
Friday, Friday, outta lockdown on Friday?
Good morning, early birds. Senior Victorian government sources have told media that Melbourne’s hard lockdown is likely to end Friday, and Scott Morrison is set to rebuff international pressure for emissions targets in a foreign policy speech. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.Other restrictions could see students return to classrooms, visitors still banned from homes, public gatherings limited to 10, cafes and restaurants capped at 50 customers, gyms still closed, and masks still mandatory indoors.
The hotel has a rooftop pool with 180-degree views of Soho, Tribeca, the Freedom Tower, and the Hudson…
I feel like I could stop there and that alone would be enough to grab the attention of those considering a trip to New York City this summer. The city is very much alive—the super-rich are still out of town and so are many of the families. So, the young (and young at heart) have come out to play.
But with all that play, or attempting to keep up with it, bring one back to that pool—which proved a necessary respite when I recently stayed at, the latest selection for our series on exciting new hotels— .
NYC dad who pulled daughter from private school over 'antiracist' teachings launches parent support site
Andrew Gutmann, the New York City father who made headlines in April after pulling his daughter out of an elite private school over what he described as a failure to address harmful "antiracist initiatives" in a letter to parents, has launched a website and newsletter. Gutmann created the website more than a month ago to give readers a chance to contact him directly, and said he's received thousands of emails, which prompted him to launch a newsletter that will give parents across the country updates on what Gutmann described as a "fight" to end critical race theory (CRT) in U.S. schools. "I didn't have answers for everybody.
The hotel recently opened after an overhaul overseen by Jack Sitt, a director at Thor Equities. The hotel that used to be here, The James, was more well known for its nightlife spot, The Jimmy, than the actual hotel. The building is a tower of concrete and glass virtually unobstructed on multiple sides (Gitano is to the east, a basketball court to the south, and low-rise buildings sit between the hotel and the Soho Grand to the west).
Sitt and team moved the lobby from the second floor to the entrance level (a small detail yet one that likely annoyed countless guests in the past). Blue chip artwork has been added here and throughout the property, including Calder, Condo, and Kaws. But the first thing that strikes you is the scent. Scents aren’t my forte but it’s certainly one that makes sure you know this is a place that cares about things like that.
The NYC Mayor’s Race Is a Warning for Progressives
Polls suggest the left will lose out in the city arguably leading the socialist revival in the United States.The forces driving a likely moderate outcome in the June 22 Democratic primary are varied; many are specific to New York and to this election. But the race also contains major warning signs for progressives across the country. If the left loses out in the city arguably leading the socialist revival in the United States, it will be, at least in part, because of dramatic infighting fueled by rigid positions on sexual and social-justice politics, as well as the generalized failure to unify behind one candidate alluded to by Ocasio-Cortez.
The rooms in the 114-roomstart in the low $400s and were decorated with the Bauhaus Movement in mind—think clean and spacious but with little bits of pop like the berry-blue velvet couches. The bathrooms have heated floors and while there is a sexy glass wall that separates the bathroom from the bedroom, fear not, a black-out curtain can be lowered.
The pool isn’t the only star amenity. The gym, which is large (and well equipped) by New York City standards, has ridiculous views of the surrounding area. And the hotel is also home to one of the neighborhood’s most talked-about new restaurants—Veranda. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef George Mendes, it is Portuguese-inspired and located on the western side of the hotel with a glass roof that retracts and makes dining al fresco.
And, yes, Jimmy as a nightlife spot has been kept on albeit with a decor overhaul. While I didn’t check it out because the hotel was serving more as a reprieve from fun than an extension of it, I will say that the bar itself is gorgeous.
NYC mayoral primary leader Adams calls himself ‘face of the new Democratic Party’ .
The current leader of the undecided Democratic mayoral primary in the nation’s most populous city has a warning for his party left flank. And Eric Adams, who’s maintaining a sizeable lead over his nearest rivals as results continue to come in from Tuesday’s mayoral primary in New York City, told reporters on Thursday that “I am the face of the new Democratic Party.”Eric Adams, who’s maintaining a sizeable lead over his nearest rivals as results continue to come in from Tuesday’s mayoral primary in New York City, told reporters on Thursday that "I am the face of the new Democratic Party.