The 9/11 Museum

The 9/11 museum is a worthwhile destination. The museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space tell the story of 9/11, including the events leading to 9/11 and its aftermath.

The museum, which opened in 2014, is dedicated to telling visitors about the tragic attack. It commemorates the victims and includes multimedia displays, artifacts and narratives. The museum experience usually takes two hours to complete and is recommended for children over the age of ten.

School groups are invited to visit, and a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation allows NYC students to visit the museum at no charge.

A Great Get-Away at Barton Hill Hotel

If you’re in the market for a vacation and a get-away from New York, it’s worth looking into the Barton Hill Hotel. Taken over in 2015 by Stabilis Capital in New York, the hotel is being operated by Scout Hotels with CEO Robin Kirk.

Scout Hotels is based in Nantucket, Massachusetts and operates six resorts on Cape Cod and Marth’s Vineyard. They also have one in Florida and one in New Hampshire.

The Barton Hill Hotel fits right into the portfolio of Scout Hotels, located on the Niagara River and boasting 70 rooms. As Kirk said, “Barton Hill is in an absolutely spectacular location. We like the structure very much indeed.”

For New Yorkers looking for a great get-away, the Barton Hill Hotel is a lovely location. A five minute walk from the Lewiston Museum and a 12 minute walk from the Artpark music venue, the hotel has beautifully decorated rooms with fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Private Equity Expansion in New York City

Headquartered in the Netherlands, AlpInvest Partners – an equity manager part-owned by Carlyle Group – has enhanced its operations in its New York office.

AlpInvest Partners (AlpInvest) has just appointed Nadim Barakat to its Investment Solutions team as a Managing Partner. He will be based in New York and will be an asset as part of the private equity management team.

Prior to joining AlpInvest, Mr. Barakat was a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group. He began working at Credit Suisse in November of 2000. Before this, he was a founding member of the NBK Capital private equity effort. He was also in the merger and acquisitions department at JP Morgan Chase.

A few months ago, AlpInvest also announced expansion in Asia, with another investment team in its Hong