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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.

7 comments:

Upper Cesc said...

Different days, same place!

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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...

hi
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.