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Brooklyn Bridge By Night

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Few sights are as magical as the view of the Manhattan Skyline at night from the walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge! It’s is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA, built in 1883 it spans 5,989 feet over the east river. Come along and enjoy the spectacular views as New York City’s lights sparkle over the waters of the Hudson! We’ll also grab a bite to eat in Brooklyn before riding the subway back to Harlem!

Meet Tuesdays in the front lobby at 6:30pm and bring your Metrocard!

Burnt Sugar

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Burnt Sugar features guitar-wielding critic Greg Tate, who probably acquired more than one revelation from Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew. Thankfully, however, Tate has plenty of his own voodoo to run down. Using a conduction method on loan from Butch Morris, he spurs the large ensemble, always well-stocked with downtown-jazz luminaries, to acid-funk ecstasy. Tonight the combo celebrates ten years in the game, and the release of a new disc, Making Love to the Dark Ages.

Prices:
Tickets: at tables $15 plus $5 minimum, at bar $10

When:
Tonight 8pm, 10:30pm

Where:
Blue Note
131 W 3rd St (between MacDougal St and Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village

Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/events/rock-pop-soul/312988/burnt-sugar#ixzz0X3bZKev2

Video and photos from the Halloween party!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Hey guys,

Be sure to become a fan of our new FaceBook Fan Page providing you an easier way to know all the latest news about the L, participate in discussions, and meet more people and friends who share your love for the L!

Here is the footage you all have been waiting for! Also, check out the photos from the party at our new FlickR photo stream.

Check out the links below for more info!

L Hostels FlickR Photo Stream.

L Hostels FaceBook Fan Page

L Hostels YouTube Channel

Oh, and don’t forget to follow our tweets on twitter for special deals and updates!

L Hostels Twitter

Thanks! :p

-L Hostels is the place to stay in NYC!

Halloween “Fright Night” Party

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

We’re throwing another party for our guests. Best Costume wins a free night – Be there!!

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Outdoor Movies in Harlem

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Every Wednesday and Thursday night in July, rain or shine, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host free films at its REEL HARLEM Film Festival. Screenings are programmed by the Maysles Institute, ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Come early with a blanket and picnic basket and then later enjoy films about people of color under the stars.

MORNINGSIDE PARK

Location 113th St. & Morningside Dr.
Rain Venue Church of the Master, 86 Morningside Ave. (between 121st & 122nd St.)
Nearest Subway #1 to 116th St. and Broadway

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Wednesday, July 15,
7:30 pm Music Videos MJ: King of the Video Jukebox
8:30 pm Film Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (John Landis, Jerry Kramer, USA, 60 min.)

Ok, last few weeks are all about Michael. But this is something you can’t miss staying in Harlem, at L-hostels. The late, great Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an almost 14-minute long music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. The mini-film music video was broadcast on MTV three weeks before Christmas 1983. It was the most expensive video of its time, costing $500,000, and Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this pop masterpiece.

Bring a blanket and enjoy!!!!

High Line – New idea of a park

Friday, July 10th, 2009

If you happen to be in New York this Summer, which I assume you do, being a guest of L-hostels, one of the hottest city places to be is newly opened High Line Park.
First of all, it is a very unusual park, no comparison to Central Park or Prospect Park.The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. When all sections are complete, the High Line will be a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. It looks really fun to see people walking on the old railroad tracks above the car traffic and all that greenery in between industrial elements.
Check the cool video produced by biggest trendsetter on magazine market Wallpaper a month before the park was opened.

One of the greatest advocates of High Line is David Bowie, who is living in New York now.
The High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.
Access
* Gansevoort Street
* 14th Street (Elevator access will be available later this summer.)
* 16th Street (elevator access)
* 18th Street
* 20th Street

Subway
L / A / C / E to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
C / E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
1 / 2 / 3 to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 18th Street & 7th Avenue
1 to 23rd Street & 7th Avenue

Enjoy it!!! Take advantage of a sunny weather!!!!

Movie with blanket and picnic basket

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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There is a chance that it is going to rain this week again. So, my dear L-hostels guests quickly get out of your cozy rooms and head to Bryant Park this evening. This is a New York tradition to watch movies in this beautiful park, situated in the mid-town in a nice neighborhood of a picturesque New York Library. (Worth catching a glimpse -amazing interior deisgn. Remember Carrie Bradshaw’s unfortunate but stunning wedding location in Sex and the City movie? Yes, this is it.) Take some snacks, some drinks, a blanket. Come an hour before, it can get crowded!!! Tonight it’s Dog Day Afternoon, in my opinion best Al Pacino’s performance ever. And watching a frustrated gangster movie in the park, what can be better than that?
Enjoy!

Date: Monday, July 6th
Time: Films begin at Dusk (about 8ish)
Location: Bryant Park (40th and 42nd Sts & Fifth and Sixth Aves)
Cost: Free

100 Things to Do With Visitors This Summer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

One of my favorite NYC related websites published the list that might be extremly useful for you, Visitors at L-hostels as well as for your friends and friends of your friends.

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It’s a list of 100 Things to Do With Visitors This Summer.
The recommendations are excellent and you will find them on following website:

My personal Top 10 items from that list for Summer 2009 fun:

1. Night at the museum.
http://www.amnh.org/kids/sleepovers/
2. Highline
http://www.thehighline.org/
3. Harlem Gospel Tours
http://www.harlemspirituals.com/gospel.php
4. Summer Stage in Central Park
http://www.summerstage.org/
5. Siren Festival
http://siren.villagevoice.com/siren/press.php