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Sunday, January 30, 2011

On a Winter Day at the Plaza Hotel

Plaza Hotel, in the snow
Photo by myself near the Plaza Hotel, at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street.

I couldn't resist taking this photo of this well-known street corner while I was in the neighborhood last week.

Taxi cabs and horse drawn carriages were waiting patiently for the light to turn. Fortunately for pedestrians and horses, it wasn't too cold.

I have to wonder what it's like to be in one of those little turrets at the corner. I hope it's sitting room or an incredible bathroom with a view from the tub!

Once completely a luxury hotel, almost one third of the units were sold as condominiums by 2008. Currently offered are a one-bedroom for $4.2 million and a one-bedroom rental for $13,900 per month.

Rates for hotel rooms start from $500/night and go upwards to over $2,000 per night, depending on whether you're getting a room or a suite.

You can check out the Plaza website here.

Related posts: Glitzy Glam, Outside the Pierre, Deck the Halls of the Plaza Hotel and The View from New York and the Plaza Hotel.


Upper Cesc said...

Different days, same place!


Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful, very New York photo with the Plaza Hotel, carriage, yellow cabs and snow!
BTW, did you see mischievous, little Eloise at the Plaza?!

RedPat said...

I love this shot - beautiful. I would like to sit in one of those turrets and just watch the world go by.

André said...

are you from new york??
whats your name??

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

great photo..still lots of snow there! I am scheduled to come this Saturday for the Manhattan Vintage Show. someday when I win the lottery I will stay at the Plaza....would be so wonderful !! :)

Lou said...

It wasn't cold?! That is still snow on the ground, is it not? I guess you're a New Yorker- hardened to the NY weather!

On a side note- taxi cabs have changed a bit since i was last there. Nice!

Great picture, as always. I love the snow on the tree. Beautiful. :)

Kris said...

I bet a lot of people break bones in winter.