120 W 57th Street
New York, New York 10019 USA
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    Curated by the Concierge

    Our vibrant concierge team has over 30 combined years of experience in New York hotels and is committed to exploring and bringing you firsthand accounts of everything the city has to offer. You’ll see us all wearing the golden key to the city, indicating membership in the prestigious New York City Association of Hotel Concierges.  Check out where we’ve been: #vnyconcierge.  See you out and about!


    Jeanie's Picks

    Grand Banks
    Pier 25 in Battery Park
    Escape the hustle and bustle and head over to Grand Banks and grab a seat at the bar or if the bar is full snag a table along the side and enjoy a spectacular view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Wherever you sit make sure you order from their rotating selection of oysters and small bites. Be sure to visit the museum hub underneath to learn about the history of the boat… A pice advice get there before sunset, it packs up quickly.

    New York Botanical Gardens
    Only a 20 min ride on the LIRR head to the beautiful gardens located in the Bronx, the facility offers flowers and exhibitions throughout the year and Then immerse yourself in the spirit of the era with Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra, the world's premier Jazz Age dance band, specializing in the Hot Jazz of the Roaring Twenties, big band dance music, and the sophisticated sounds of swing. Learn how to dance the Charleston under the stars.

    Meet Jeanie
    Name a restaurant in New York City and Jeanie has been there.  Since the start of her New York hospitality career in New York working for Tom Colicchio at his legendary restaurant Craft, Jeanie has continued to develop a passion and taste for good food and good service.  Not just a foodie, Jeanie puts her long and varied New York resume to work for her guests, having worked in fashion PR and studied acting with some of New York’s renowned teachers.  Jeanie boasts over 13 years of New York hotel experience, including 8 years as a concierge in exclusive uptown hotels and hip downtown boutique hotels.

    Dana's Picks

    We’ll leave the interpreting and the reviewing to you…whether you’re an art person or not, New York’s art scene is a great reason to get out of the borough and/or out in the sun!

    The WTC Sphere at Battery Park
    Battery Park, near Castle Clinton 

    Originally titled “The Great Spherical Caryatid” by the German sculptor Fritz Koenig, this large metallic sculpture was nicknamed “The Sphere”. It once stood in the middle of the plaza between the World Trade Center Towers before they fell. Somehow, the fragile globe survived. It now stands as a monument and survivor of the September 11th attacks. The artist, who originally opposed The Sphere’s use as a memorial, now embraces it: "It now has a different beauty, one I could never imagine. It has its own life – different from the one I gave to it." 

    While you’re down there, check out the famous Charging Bull at Broadway and Morris Streets or any of a dozen other Memorials and Monuments in Battery Park.

    Hudson River Park, George Sherwood's Kinetic Waves and Sculptures
    Hudson River between Charles and Horatio Sts. 

    As I walked down Hudson River Park one day, I approached George Sherwood’s “The Memory Of Water” without my sunglasses on. While I watched other bewildered passersby walk around the silver globe as its mirrors rotated in the sunlight, I decided sunglasses were advisable. Just two blocks up people were sunbathing beneath “Wave Cloud”, a tall, dynamic sculpture that looks like a thousand sailboats dancing against the sky from below. You have to see them move to note how they seem to subtly interact with the wind, water and people around them. The show includes a total of 6 kinetic sculptures that you can find along the West Village section of Hudson River Park, between Charles and Horatio Streets. 

    (Insider Tip: A TON of other cultural activities take place along the river every night. See your concierge for details on what’s going on today).

    Marlborough Gallery 57th Street
    Outdoor Public Art
    40 W. 57th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave

    Jeffrey Koons is getting a lot of attention these days, with his splashy retrospective at The Whitney and outdoor art exhibit at Rockefeller Center. But few contemporary artists have had a larger impact on Manhattan public spaces than Tom Otterness – with his exhibits literally popping up everywhere over the last two decades. I happened upon some Otterness just one block from The Viceroy, where they’ve curated a small public outdoor exhibit. See his whimsical - but very political – “Life Underground (2004)” in the subway station below 14th Street and 8th Avenue on my way to work. If you’ve got the kids with you, take ‘em on a scavenger hunt of outdoor works…to include The Otterness Playground at The Silver Towers (2010). 

    Marlborough Gallery is one of the world’s leading modern and contemporary galleries, with offices worldwide…and they present outdoor art installations all over the city. With some help from our friends at Marlborough Gallery, we have a list for you of other contemporary sculptures dotting the Manhattan cityscape. 

     (Insider Tip: Grab a drink at Nobu 57 right next door to Marlborough Gallery…OR Betony, just across the street).

    Meet Dana
    Full-time New York City resident and part-time professional actor since 2000.  Breaks in his acting career allowed opportunities to fall in love with New York’s restaurant, bar, fitness and hotel scenes.  Dana now has 4 years of hotel concierge experience, opening Viceroy New York in 2013 after working with guests at another midtown hotel.   Dana strives to keep up with the ever-changing New York theater scene and is proud to give guests the whole truth – good or bad -- about Broadway theater.  

    Chris' Picks

    Central Park
    Viceroy New York is conveniently located two blocks from one of the most famous parks in the world. Every runner should take advantage this, as most only dream about getting a chance to burn some calories in the park. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just want to get in a quick workout there are many paths offering a variety of terrain that will allow you to reach your goal away from the crowded streets of the city. A full loop through Central Park is nearly 6.1 miles (9.8 K) and runs along the Park Drives on the West and East sides using the various transverses to cut across the park. Take in the amazing scenery while taking care of yourself. Stop by the Concierge desk for more detailed information. We can even print a Central Park running map for reference.

    Westside Down to Battery Park
    If you prefer to run along the water, then this is the track for you. Head west from the hotel, you’ll just have to avoid a few obstacles and then it’ll be smooth sailing. There is a pedestrian crossing you can take at W. 55th St. and the Hudson River. Once you reach the Hudson, head south and you’ll then pass things like the U.S.S Intrepid, Chelsea Piers all along with the wind in your face. Once you reach Battery Park take a breather and checkout the view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You then have the option to either run back the same route, grab a taxi, or hop on the 1 train (subway) to Columbus Circle. It’s roughly 6 miles (10 K) one-way. Who knows, maybe Lady Liberty will give you the strength to do the 12 mile (19 K) roundtrip. 

    Meet Chris
    Hailing from upstate New York, Chris brings a passion for sport, travel, the arts and socializing to work every day at Viceroy New York. Although he is now proud to call New York home has lived in Las Vegas, Miami and recently Australia. Chris began his New York hospitality career in restaurants but moved on to open a prominent Lower East Side Hotel. 4 years of working as a concierge in SoHo gives Chris in depth knowledge of all NYC has to offer.

    Asimina's Picks

    Finding one of a kind jewelry stores  in New York City is like finding a diamond in the rough, especially when there are hundreds of stores listed. You have to know where to look.

    Sataya in Columbus Circle
    Satya jewelry is more of an everyday wear, but the pieces are one of kind and handmade with meaning behind them. From sterling silver to 24kt gold-plated brass, to gunmetal, and rose gold, the pieces are all handcrafted with individuality from zodiac signs to birthstones.

    Kara Ross on 60th Street
    At Kara Ross, the large earrings, necklace, rings, and handbags are all one of a kind. All stones are handpicked by Kara and expertly set in 18K yellow gold with diamonds. All of the jewelry features genuine raw and polished gemstones. No two pieces look exactly alike because of the beauty of natural gemstones.

    Meet Asimina A native New Yorker, Asimina (“Mina”) was raised in Brooklyn and in New Jersey.  She has more than 8 years of hotel experience, working in front desk and management roles before moving into a concierge position for 4 years. A lover (and student) of art, Asimina also brings her knowledge of events, fashion and nightlife happenings in the city to Viceroy guests…and speaks fluent Greek!