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The Roger Smith Hotel Blog scans New York City for its most eccentric and thought-provoking characters. Through our passionate connection to the arts and our brilliant network of chefs, photographers, entrepreneurs and artists, we strive to share what makes our city one of the most creative and entertaining destinations in the world.

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  • 9/6/16

    Roger Smith Recommends: NY Art Book Fair

    Contemporary NYC art is among the most innovative in America, but New York will always have a split personality, its monumental museums contrasting with nonconformist modern galleries. Exciting new...

  • 11/30/15

    The Best Art Street in NYC? It’s Not What You’d Expect

    When looking for the best area to explore the city’s art scene, people are sure to suggest the Chelsea galleries or Museum Mile. Great choices, for sure, but we...

  • 11/24/15

    Guide to Being an Art Snob

    Here’s how to sound like you know what you’re talking about when walking around an art gallery or museum exhibit. Lift a New York Times Description The city’s most...

  • 11/10/15

    Roger Smith Pop-Up of the Month: Ken’s Ramen

    Around 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 3rd a line begins to form outside of a small stand-up counter restaurant on Kenmare Street in SoHo. The sun sets as the crowd...

  • 10/27/15

    Quintessential New York Artist Shares Her Inspiration

    “My goal is when you’re looking at my work, you can hear horns honking, smell restaurants, and feel dirt fall in your eyes,” says Lois Cremmins, an East Village-based...

  • 10/12/15

    The Best Art Installations for Politicos, War Buffs and Gamers

    Next time you go to MoMa, be sure to take China’s Red Army on a soda-throwing rampage against Mario and Street Fighter characters. Also, step into a box of...

  • 10/9/15

    Artist Q&A with Juan Hinojosa

        Hinojosa is a multi-media artist who creates  elaborate and highly detailed one-off pieces that address a spectrum of questions  tied to the Culture of Capitalism, with nuanced...

  • 8/8/15

    Molly Barnes – Art Is Not For Everyone

    I have been a bi- coastal art dealer for over 40 years. After working for a number of art dealers on both coasts, I opened my first Molly Barnes Gallery in...

  • 6/8/15

    5 Must See Pieces of Public Art in Manhattan

    Home to many of the most outstanding cultural institutions in the world””MoMa, The Met, Guggenheim, The Whitney”” New York City aesthetic and cool is also largely defined in the streets. Every block...

  • 8/9/13

    ART AT ROGER SMITH: ANDREA COTE IN THE WINDOW AT 125, August 14-28

    presents THE INTRODUCING SERIES Season 3, No. 4 ANDREA COTE Introduced by Galina Kurlat Scheduled Window Times: August 14/15, 21/22, and 28/29 On show through September 14 The task...

  • 12/4/15

    Roger Smith Pop-Up of the Month: The Museum of Feelings

    Since Thanksgiving, thousands of people have been lining up at Tribeca’s Brookfield Place to experience what it feels like to walk into the physical embodiment of joy. The Museum...

  • 11/24/15

    Guide to Being an Art Snob

    Here’s how to sound like you know what you’re talking about when walking around an art gallery or museum exhibit. Lift a New York Times Description The city’s most...

  • 10/20/15

    The Best-Ever New York City Movies

    Arthouse theater Film Forum on Houston Street has brought rare, critically-acclaimed films to New York City since the early 70’s. We talked to the film-obsessed staff and rounded up...

  • 6/12/15

    Best Independent Bookstores in Manhattan

    New York City is the publishing capital of the world and the inspiration for countless works of literary genius. Reputation considered, it’s safe to say that the best independent...

  • 3/19/13

    Welcome to the Market at the Roger Smith Hotel

    Organizational overview The Market at the Roger Smith Hotel is a premium popup shop experience that grants access to space and marketing resources for brands and businesses that want...

  • 6/7/12

    Introducing: THE MARKET at roger smith hotel – Pop Up Retail and #Marketing in #NYC

      Location: 501 Lexington Avenue, between 47th and 48th streets. The ground floor space of the Roger Smith Hotel has approximately 3,138 sq ft and is currently separated into 4 retail units. The spaces are part of the hotel’s Popup retail program where businesses have access to...

  • 9/26/16

    Art Lover’s Guide to NYC: Fall 2016 Edition

    Downtown or uptown and from Manhattan to Queens, Roger Smith recommends seeing the following galleries, street art and world-famous museum exhibitions this fall. Story of My Life Houston Bowery...

  • 9/19/16

    Roger Smith Recommends: Café Grumpy

    While not the latest to join the list of New York’s small, interesting cafés, we have it on good authority that gourmet coffee roaster Café Grumpy is one of...

  • 9/12/16

    Q&A with Logan Hicks, Artist Behind the Latest Bowery Mural

    The regeneration of the Bowery dwarfs even the ambition of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811. Once home to fashionable, well-heeled New Yorkers, the Bowery became New York’s skid row,...

  • 9/6/16

    Roger Smith Recommends: NY Art Book Fair

    Contemporary NYC art is among the most innovative in America, but New York will always have a split personality, its monumental museums contrasting with nonconformist modern galleries. Exciting new...

  • 8/29/16

    Things to Do in NYC This September

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but we’re not saying goodbye to the warm weather just yet. Here’s what we’re most excited about this September in New...

  • 8/1/16

    Things to Do in NYC This August

    From outdoor art festivals to movies in the park to the country’s biggest tennis tournament, Roger Smith will be spending most of August under the summer sun. Here’s how...

  • 7/25/16

    Roger Smith Recommends: Socarrat Paella Bar

    Summer in NYC is a three-month-long quest to beat the heat. And we just learned the easiest way to transport yourself from the hot streets of Midtown to the...

  • 7/18/16

    Chelsea Art Galleries to Visit This Summer

    With the always-crowded Whitney Museum on its southern border and hectic Midtown to the north, Chelsea is a relatively peaceful haven for New York’s art scene on the West...

  • 7/11/16

    How to Spend a Day at the Whitney Museum

    In a radical departure from its former modernist home on the Upper East Side, the Whitney Museum of American Art moved into a glassy Meatpacking District building in 2015....

  • 6/27/16

    Things to Do in NYC This July

    Sun’s out, culture’s out. Summer is in full swing, and NYC is enjoying the weather with a slew of outdoor cultural events. From open-air art to Shakespeare under the stars,...

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