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The 43-storey New Yorker Hotel was built in 1929 and opened its doors on January 2, 1930. Much like its contemporaries, the Empire State Building (opened in 1931) and the Chrysler Building (opened in 1930), the New Yorker Hotel is designed in the Art Deco style that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s. The building's pyramidal, set-back tower structure largely resembles that of the Empire State Building, which lies just a couple blocks due east on 34th Street. For many years, the New Yorker Hotel was New York's largest hotel. The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,048 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi  (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis and especially for tourists. ...


Throughout the 40s and 50s the hotel hosted a number of popular Big Bands while notable figures such as Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford and even Fidel Castro stayed here. The inventor Nikola Tesla spent the last ten years of his life in near-seclusion in suite 3327, largely devoting his time to feeding pidgeons while occasionally meeting dignitaries. However, by the late 1960s, with both the passing of the Big Band era as well as the construction of more modern hotels, the New Yorker Hotel slowly lost profitability and closed its doors in April 1972. A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ... Joan Crawford, photographed by Yousuf Karsh, 1948 Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed Academy Award winning American actress. ... Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (pron. ... Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 - c. ... A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ...


Different proposals were offered for the use of the building, and in 1975 it was purchased by the Unification Church. Under new management and following extensive renovation, the New Yorker Hotel finally re-opened its doors as a hotel on June 1st, 1994. Since 2000 it has been part of the Ramada franchise. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... From top to bottom: Original Ramada Inn logo, Ramada Worldwide (Cendant) logo, current 2005 logo, and Ramada International logo. ... Franchising (from the French for free) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual...


The New Yorker Hotel is located at the corner of 8th Ave and 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. It is a fully functioning hotel, having recently undergone a major renovation. The hotel features a spectacular panoramic view of midtown Manhattan from its 39th floor dining lounge. Diners get a sweeping view of landmarks such as the Chrysler Building to the north, the Empire State Building and One Penn Plaza, due east, and lower Manhattan, due south. It is in close proximity to Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Macy's and the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Visitors can come by bus, arriving at the Port Authority Bus Station, just a few blocks north on 8th Avenue, or by train, as Penn Station is across the street. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis and especially for tourists. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,048 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... One Penn Plaza from 34th Street One Penn Plaza is a skyscraper near Pennsylvania Station in New York City, west of Seventh Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Looking down on Macys. ... The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, commonly known as the Javits Center, is a large convention center in New York City. ...


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The 43-storey New Yorker Hotel was built in 1929 and opened its doors on January 2, 1930.
The New Yorker Hotel is located at the corner of 8th Ave and 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
It is a fully functioning hotel, having recently undergone a major renovation.
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Last night the New Yorker Hotel sign was relit for the first time since the 1960s.
The hotel had a party and, in addition to hotel workers and other guests, invited some decedents of the hotel's historic luminaries to watch the relighting via closed circuit camera.
Using an original elevator control handle that was still in use as late as 1994, the general manager of the hotel, Kevin Smith, pulled the lever and after a pregnant pause, the red letters were alight.
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