Friday, July 3, 2009

Two Spectacular Views of Macy's Fireworks

Guaranteed to Dazzle!

Dear Postcards from New York Reader,

So you decided to avoid the traffic and stay in the city this Holiday weekend and take advantage of the pleasures to be had, when most residents have gleefully headed for the beach or mountains. Or, perhaps you are a visitor and wonder how you can orchestrate a terrific view of the July 4th Macy’s Fireworks Extravaganza you’ve heard so much about or seen on TV.

This year for the first time since 2000, the Macy’s barges will light up the west side of Manhattan as part of the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s sail up the river that bears his name. Here are two places you can enjoy a spectacular view of the 9PM blast off on Independence Day.

The rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel at 9th Avenue and 13th Street is an unmatched vantage point from which to watch the fireworks when they paint the sky with a crescendo of brilliant colors from close to 1000 feet above the water. You will feel on top of the world in the outdoor bar. Get there early, first come first served, rest assured this place will fill up by late afternoon. When I last checked, you could still reserve a table with a commitment to purchase a $300 bottle of whatever you choose. Champagne anyone?

If you prefer a view from indoors, I called earlier today and was told you can still make a reservation for dinner at the revolving Rooftop Restaurant of the Marriott Marquis Hotel at 46th Street and Broadway. The floor to ceiling windows provides an incredible vista of the River and the city’s dazzling skyscrapers. If you get there early you can experience the sunset before the night sky explodes with color.

Enjoy time with family and friends. Happy Independence Day!

Jacqueline Cable
For Postcards from New York

-------------------- Advertisement --------------

Have you ever been lost in the "Big Apple?"

Armed with your copy of New York Get There 1-2-3, you will feel confident to get around like a veteran New Yorker while you discover rare adventures that will put the typical experience of other visitors in the dark.

To claim your "fr*ee" copy click to New York Get There 1-2-3. Hurry, OFFER ENDS SOON!


Addresses and Directions to Remember: Gansevoort Hotel, 18 9th Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10014, 212-206-6700, From MTA Times Square, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to 14th Street, wall one or two blocks west to 9th Avenue, and one block south to 13th Street.

Marriott Marquis Hotel, 46th Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10019, 212-398-9900, Short four block walk on Broadway from MTA at Times Square.

  • If you like today's issue, why not become a subscriber to Postcards from New York? To start receiving your own copy click on Postcards. Or, forward this e-mail to a friend so they can sign-up to receive Postcards from New York too.

  • You can choose to receive Postcards From New York as an e-mail or RSS feed. Click on the small orange button on the right side of the webpage to activate the RSS. Then you will receive new "Postcards" on your email homepage, or enter your email address on the Postcards from New York Home Page to receive "Postcards" via email. Be sure to check your email in-box for a confirmation email, then just click where indicated to activate your subscription.

  • Photo courtesy of Macy's

    © Copyright 2007-9 The Cable Group

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Tribute to Michael Today

    Michael, your memory will remain with us always

    Dear Postcards from New York Reader,

    Like many of you I am stunned and deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Michael Jackson. Listening to his music all weekend has not made the reality easier to grasp. It's hard to believe he is no longer with us. Last Thursday is destined to become a day like 911 in which one always remembers the moment of surreal disbelief when you first heard the incredulous news.

    As we attempt to grapple with Michael's passing by seeking out Michael memorablia and downloading his music; If you are visiting New York or live in the metropolitan area, you may wish to pay respects at the place where the Jackson Five first came to national attention when they won Amateur Night at the Apollo in 1969. My sister Bev recalls how Michael instantly captured the hearts of all the girls in her third grade class when the groups "ABC 1, 2, 3" hit the charts.

    From LA's Walk of Fame, to Trafalgar Square and as far away as India, we await funeral announcements. To help local fans channel their grief, Harlem's historic Apollo Theatre will hold a two day tribute beginning today at 2PM and feature Michael's music, videos as well as eulogies. Fans can record their thoughts and write farewells on a wall on 125th Street.

    Our heart's go out to Michael's children and family.

    Jacqueline Cable
    For Postcards from New York

    Address to Remember: Apollo Theatre, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027, 212-531-5301,

    Directions: From Times Square MTA 2, 3, A and C to 125th Street, short walk to theatre.

    Photo by Chung Sung-Jun

    © Copyright 2007-9 The Cable Group