Travel Trade Newsletter - March 2015

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The East Village: Where Old Meets New
A haven for immigrants, artists, students and bohemians of all ages for generations, the East Village continues to thrive, relying on a lively interplay between old and new. Storefront boutiques offer curated vintage clothing side by side with the latest from up-and-coming designers; the beat legacy of Allen Ginsberg lives on at the Bowery Poetry Club; and dining runs the gamut from old-school Eastern European at Veselka to new-school Mexican at Empellón Cocina to celebrity chef–owned cafés such as Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen and Bar and David Chang's Momofuku. Our Insider Guide has the complete rundown.

Itinerary Idea

New York City Ballet
For its spring season, which runs from April 28 to June 7, NYCB presents George Balanchine's stripped-down, modernist "black-and-white" pieces, a revival of his more-traditional A Midsummer Night's Dream and works by contemporary choreographers, including homegrown talents Christopher Wheeldon and Justin Peck. Groups can save up to 30% on ticket prices—and what's more, they can arrange a behind-the-scenes ballet adventure that goes from the costume shop to the wings and right out onto the fabled stage of the David H. Koch Theater—with an NYCB dancer as escort.

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

With spring fever overtaking New York's cultural scene, and major shows opening at galleries, theaters and concert halls all over town, you can keep pace with our art preview, theater roundup, our picks for don't-miss events of spring and summer and our comprehensive year-round events calendar.

Tribeca Film Festival
April 15–26
Started in the wake of 9/11 by longtime TriBeCa resident Robert De Niro as a way to revitalize the neighborhood, the Tribeca Film Festival has grown into a nationally recognized powerhouse on the festival circuit, screening more than a hundred feature films, shorts and documentaries (including opening-night pick Live from New York, celebrating SNL's 40th anniversary)—and drawing just as many boldface names to walk the red carpet.

Night Lights at Wave Hill
April 24–May 24
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the historic Wave Hill estate will be opening its gardens and grounds for the evening hours, giving visitors a rare opportunity to catch the sun setting over the Palisades and to take in Chris Doyle's The Lightening, a specially commissioned immersive light-and-sound installation set in the Aquatic Garden. A full exhibition of Doyle's work will be mounted indoors, in the Glyndor Gallery. Discounts are available for groups of 25 or more.

Hotel Updates

Newly Opened
The Paul
Manhattan – NoMad
122 rooms

Newly Redesigned
Martha Washington
Manhattan – NoMad
261 rooms

Newly Redesigned
Dream Midtown NYC
Manhattan – Midtown West
220 rooms

Download the latest Hotel Development Fact Sheet.

NYC & Company Resources for the Travel Trade

NYC & Company has all your travel trade needs covered. Visit to access the NYC Travel Training Academy, browse neighborhood tool kits to help you sell select neighborhoods throughout the City, order collateral materials, find trip planning tips, download NYC videos and images and more.

NYC Official Travel Planner 2015
Selling NYC is made easy with this comprehensive guide on the City's accommodations, dining, nightlife, transportation and more.