New York Gets Back to Business After Hurricane Sandy

Certainly, we’ve all been hit by Hurricane Sandy. Now, as areas of New York rebuild, we can be grateful for locations that weren’t hit by the storm, and by those that have been able to slowly get back to business.

New York is not a city that will remain still for long, and people have felt a renewed sense of spirit as hotels remain open, restaurants sweep up the mess, and Broadway shows resume.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, for instance, owned by Triumph Hotels with Shimmie Horn, welcomes all of those looking for a warm, inviting location to relax. With 130 guess rooms, it’s a quaint, peaceful place to enjoy. Part of Shimmie Horn’s collection of elegant hotels, this is one that’s a bit off the beaten path and great for seeing many sites. As their website reports, “We are happy to report that the power has been restored in Lower Manhattan and that we are fully operational once again. Our heat and hot water have also been restored.”

Broadway shows are back in business as well. Right after the storm, as Patrick Page of the play “Cyrano De Bergerac” headed to the theater for a matinee, he said, “Broadway is as important an icon of New York City as the subways, so to get back to work is a sign that we can bounce back. This has been such a tough time for so many and it’s vital that we show the lights are on and there’s great work being done onstage.”

Lower Manhattan’s Cell Phone Service Big Boon for Business

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Shimmie Horn Enjoys Using Cell Phones, too.

When business leaders in New York need to connect with people, they can’t afford an unreliable service provider. Luckily today all over Manhattan there is access to some of the world’s most reliable and dependable cellular phone providers, making keeping up with business opportunities a simple, elegant endeavor.

A History Glimpse at New York Architecture : Shimmie Horn’s Chandler Hotel

For those looking for some peace in the New York City, Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler provides a tranquil, luxurious haven. This boutique hotel boasts a genteel ambience encompassed within its classic 20th century architecture. Through its elegant modernity, it still maintains its timeless character.

The hotel was built back in 1905 by architects Buchman & Fox. At the time, it was called Hotel Le Marquis. Buchman & Fox also built the Sherry-Netherland Hotel and restored the World’s Tower Building in 1913 on 110 West 40th Street. The latter could have ended up being a lot more work for the architects, had Edward W. Browning’s aerial bombing plans gone ahead. The company ultimately designed the building in a style typical to the era – Gothic-style skin in glazed terra cotta, which provided a fabulous combination of lightweight material covered with a shoot-resistant glaze.

When Ely Jacques Kahn – known as “master of the 1920s loft building” – came on board, the firm changed its name to Buchman & Kahn. It was then the company’s style became very distinguishable. Kahn wanted to develop “a new style of architecture – a New York style.” He dismissed the “cluttered detail of the past,” and, instead, sought to “forms allied to the rigid and powerful block of the building itself; shapes that are more a series of planes that become attractive through the play of light and shadow.” He employed an abstract, geometric style. All of these notions were somehow interwoven into his designs, and today, can be identified in Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler as well.

Today, Hotel Chandler’s limestone façade has been restored to its original splendor, encompassing architectural details of the Beaux Arts period. This is the neoclassical architectural style philosophy followed in Paris, at the École des Beaux-Arts. Historically, it was taught at the Académie Royale and thereafter, the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Beaux-Arts architecture was popular until 1968, with a heavy influence in America between 1880-1920. And today, all of this history can be seen in the elegant and stylish Hotel Chandler.

A Glamorous Tour of New York City

Whether you have one day or one month to tour New York City, you’ll never tire of activities.  The city that never sleeps offers something for everyone and is full of exciting shows, restaurants, adventures and more.

Start your trip by making sure that you are well rested during the entire stay.  Check out the Washington Jefferson Hotel owned by Shimmie Horn. Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, this hip locale is newly renovated and a luxurious place to stay.  Shimmie Horn has thought of everything, and tourists are guaranteed to have a lovely, elegant stay with the comforts they would enjoy at home.

Well rested and ready to sightsee, it’s time to go to Rockefeller Center.  If you have the time, go for a 70 minute NBC Studio Tour and then look at Radio City Music Hall and 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  If you didn’t get advanced tickets for the Empire State Building, you might decide to skip that sight and take the elevator up to the Top of the Rock instead for a great view.

Enjoy some great shopping, or at least some great store window shopping, on Fifth Avenue.  You’ll see where the fanciest people shop and you’ll admire the elegance of each store front.

Hit the Empire State Building and hope that you can get to the top (or order tickets ahead of time to ensure that you will).  Make sure to take in the Museum of Modern Art as well.

And, of course, no trip to New York is complete without Times Square.  Go to the half price ticket book there to see if you can catch a Broadway Show and have fun looking at the dazzling lights and the glamour of Times Square!