The 187-room Hotel
Gansevoort, the first luxury hotel in Manhattan's
Meatpacking District, will open its restaurant in September, the
same month it begins construction on a spa. Ono will be a 300-seat eatery and bar serving Japanese
property, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 13th Street, had its
"soft" opening in April.
Meatpacking District is an area undergoing a renaissance, as new
shops, restaurants and boutiques have sprung up.
Gansevoort features a 45-foot, heated rooftop pool with underwater
music; a rooftop garden; 20 corner suites and a duplex
penthouse. All rooms feature Internet
access, telephones with voice mail and plasma-screen televisions.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the
Room rates start at
$395 a night, double, with suites selling for $625. The penthouse
costs $5,000. For information or
reservations, call (877) 426-7386.
Ready, set, eat!
The city's popular "Summer
Restaurant Week" promotion was extended through Labor
Day. It was originally set to end on July
In its 12th season,
the promotion includes nearly 200 restaurants serving prix-fixe,
three-course lunches for $20.12 and dinners for $30.12.
Beverage, tax and tip are extra.
Because of the
promotion's popularity, customers are urged to make reservations
well in advance and reconfirm their reservations.
Crain's New York
Business estimates that Restaurant Week
boosts sales by 20% for participating eateries.
For a list of
participating restaurants, visit www.nycvisit.com.
of Modern Art will reopen its Manhattan venue on Nov. 20
after a multimillion-dollar renovation that will nearly double its
size. Admission will be free on opening
While the Manhattan
location, at 11 W. 53rd St., has been under construction, the
museum's collection and exhibitions have been on display at a
temporary facility in Queens, N.Y. MoMA QNS, as the temporary
location is called, will close on Sept. 27.
In an effort to
better view the East Coast's fall colors, Spirit
Cruises said it will change directions on its popular Fall
Foliage cruise to head up the Hudson River, passing through the New
The change applies
to its Fall Foliage cruises on Oct. 21, 22, 26 and 27. The cruises will depart from Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers
in New York on Oct. 21 and 27 and Port Imperial Piers in Weehawken,
N.J., on Oct. 22 and 26.
cruises board at 11:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. The price is $40,
which includes lunch and entertainment.
For information or
reservations, call (866) 399-8439) or visit www.spiritcitycruises.com.
CNN, a 45-minute guided tour of the CNN studios, will kick
off Sept. 1 at the new Time Warner Center at Columbus
Visitors will get a
behind-the-scenes look at CNN's studios and newsrooms and learn
about the history of journalism and the news-gathering
Tours will depart
every 10 minutes and cost $15 per adult. Call (866) 426-6692 or visit www.cnn.com/insidecnn.