June 8 2007
New York City can get quite hot in the summer! journeyPod recommends cooling off with an Italian gelato or enjoying the air conditioning and comfort of some of our favorite New York luxury boutique hotels!
The Blakely hotel located at 136 West 55th Street is a great find! Voted by Travel and Leisure as top hotel at $400 and praised by Zagat Survey as having "European flair without the attitude". Celebrity guests include Blvgari, Maroon 5 and Nick Lachey.
Dine at Abboccato, an Italian/Mediterranean delight located within the Blakely hotel. Check out Ovelia, the newest addition to the Astoria neighborhood, which also boasts some of the most authentic Greek food in New York. Let Chef Brad Farmerie amaze you with his innovative dishes at Public located in the Nolita neighborhood. For more of our favorite places to wine and dine visit our New York Destination Guide.
Check out the Alternative Rock sounds of New York band Melodrome and their smash hit "Yesterday".