Peek inside TWA Hotel’s ‘60s-inspired rooftop chalet

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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
capsule.

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
    arduous journey.
  • Beloved Upper East Side book store Book Culture
    suddenly shuttered
    .
  • 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
    collection.

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Peek inside TWA Hotel’s ‘60s-inspired rooftop chalet