of TWA Hotel
Plus, the MTA suddenly pulls 300 new subway cars—and more
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TWA Hotel opens 1960s ski-themed winter longue
As the latest lure for Eero Saarinen’s
iconic Jet Age structure, the TWA Hotel has opened “a toasty
1960s ski lodge-themed getaway” atop the midcentury time
The gussied up lounge features a tented bar that serves seasonal
cocktails and eats in a cozy 1960s après ski-themed winter lounge
with a vintage fireplace. But you’ll want to leave your poles at
home and bring your bathing suit for the heated infinity edge pool
with 95 degree waters to melt those winter blues away. Or maybe
you’ll opt for a spin on the hotel’s ice skating rink for a $15
admission fee; $10 for kids under 12. Ice skates can be rented for
$10 (kids under 12 rent for $8).
The Runway Chalet at The Pool Bar is now open from 11 a.m. to
11 p.m. daily. There is no charge for non-hotel guests, and there
are are no food and beverage minimums during the winter season.
And in other news…
- The MTA abruptly
pulled 300 new subway cars Wednesday over concerns that the
doors could open while trains were moving.
- In 2019, the Hell’s Angles moved out of their longtime East
Village clubhouse to much fanfare. The biker gang has since
rolled into the sleepy Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, and
in their short residency there, a shooting has occurred at the new
clubhouse—inflaming neighborhood nerves.
- Navigating the city’s subway system can be difficult for an
able-bodied person, but for those who are visually impaired or
deaf, the MTA is
lagging on key accessibility features to help them traverse the
system. While the issue is
on the agency’s radar, much work must be done. For now, every
subway trip for the blind, deaf, or cognitively disabled is an
- Beloved Upper East Side book store Book Culture
- Landlords in the path of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s
plans to expand Penn Station are, unsurprisingly, miffed.
- As part of the de Blasio administration’s new fair housing
plan, the city will launch a
Fair Housing Litigation Unit to conduct cloak and dagger
investigations and bring cases against landlords and brokers who
discriminate based on race, disability, or income.
- The papers of Robert Caro, famed for his mammoth biographies on
larger-than-life figures, among them Robert Moses, have been
acquired by the New York Historical Society where they’ll be
the centerpiece of a permanent installation. The archive will
be among the largest of a single individual in the society’s
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Peek inside TWA Hotel’s ‘60s-inspired rooftop chalet