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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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  • 1/20/16

    How to Take the Best Photographs of People

    Think about how many photographs are taken in NYC every day. Then imagine how many of those images involve people, either posed portraits or candid shots. Now estimate how...

  • 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...

  • 11/30/15

    Roger Smith December Event: Show & Tell

    SHOW & TELL December 8th, 2015 6 carefully assembled storytellers are invited to present an object that has an extraordinary personal story attached to it. The selected participants hail...

  • 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...

  • 10/8/15

    Art News

    Picasso at MOMA By Molly Barnes     I loved the Picasso show at MOMA. He is a genius. It’s a rave, and I want everyone to see it...

  • 8/26/15

    New Artwork In The Lobby By Lois Cremmins

    The Roger Smith Hotel is delighted to present a series of collages by Lois Cremmins, on show in The Lobby Artist’s Notes: “The art is from a series of...

  • 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...

  • 5/29/15

    FREE FAMILY FUN IN NYC!

    Need another reason to visit NYC? Look no further than Rockefeller Center in Midtown. Bring the whole family to this local landmark and enjoy free shows at the NBC...

  • 4/22/15

    How to do the Kentucky Derby in NYC

    You don’t have to be in Louisville on May 2nd to enjoy the Kentucky Derby. What’s widely referred to as, the most exciting two minutes in sports, is celebrated...

  • 3/11/14

    Let’s Talk Pop-Ups! Join us for a Shopify meet up @RShotel! @lionesquegroup @shopify

    Learn the in's to pop-up retail strategies with The Lionesque Group. From purpose to launch, we will cover the necessary tool kit for preparing a successful pop-up store.

  • 2/12/14

    Top 5 reasons why you need a hat in the city!

    1. Its cold, you lose heat directly from the top of your head. 2. No one has time to worry about their hair in the morning or lack of”¦...

  • 7/7/13

    Johnnie-O ‘s West Coast Prep Returns to NY

    The summer is back and so returns LA Based, Johnnie-O, a unique emerging apparel and lifestyle brand that merges the casual West Coast style with the refined East Coast...

  • 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...

  • 1/28/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 28-31

    Roger Smith is getting wild this weekend, hitting up an all-you-can eat barbecue, secret speakeasy dance parties and a NOLA-inspired crawfish boil. Thursday @nywildfilmfestival New York Wild Film Festival...

  • 1/21/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 21-24

    From antiques shows to emoji exhibits, from Pinot tastings to snowy sports in Central Park, there’s plenty to keep Roger Smith entertained this weekend in New York City. Thursday...

  • 1/13/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 14-17

    This weekend in New York City, Roger Smith will knit sweaters, take in Chinese acrobatics and some down-home bull-riding. Thursday @venicemagftl Shen Yun 7:30pm With colorful costumes, vibrant stage...

  • 1/7/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 7-10

    This weekend in NYC, Roger Smith is going (mostly) highbrow: grooving to jazz, taking in opera and classical music. But, we are also finding time to watch high-octane hockey...

  • 12/30/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 31-January 3

    New Year’s weekend in New York City has a lot more going on than that famous ball drop. Those who stick around past midnight can take in some poetry,...

  • 12/23/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 24-27

    All of that New York City Christmas cheer will (naturally) reach its peak this weekend, with caroling in the park, Elf the musical and some downright American pro wrestling....

  • 12/18/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 18-20

    Roger Smith has a busy weekend ahead. Highlights include watching college basketball, taking in historical documentaries and goofy children’s movies, and singing Christmas tunes with one of the biggest...

  • 12/8/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 10-13

    This weekend we are laughing it up with an SNL alum, dancing to live performances of 2015’s most popular songs, and watching NYC’s best street dancers compete onstage. Thursday...

  • 12/3/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 3-6

    This weekend in New York City, the Roger Smith Hotel is decorating the mayor’s Christmas tree and paying homage to some of our favorite things: cheese, jazz and Frank...

  • 11/30/15

    Roger Smith December Event: Show & Tell

    SHOW & TELL December 8th, 2015 6 carefully assembled storytellers are invited to present an object that has an extraordinary personal story attached to it. The selected participants hail...

  • 1/28/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 28-31

    Roger Smith is getting wild this weekend, hitting up an all-you-can eat barbecue, secret speakeasy dance parties and a NOLA-inspired crawfish boil. Thursday @nywildfilmfestival New York Wild Film Festival...

  • 1/27/16

    10 Seinfeldisms That Are Even Truer Today

    Jerry Seinfeld has begun a year-long residency at the Upper West Side’s Beacon Theater, where he’ll perform standup about once a month. To celebrate “Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand,” we’ve...

  • 1/21/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 21-24

    From antiques shows to emoji exhibits, from Pinot tastings to snowy sports in Central Park, there’s plenty to keep Roger Smith entertained this weekend in New York City. Thursday...

  • 1/20/16

    How to Take the Best Photographs of People

    Think about how many photographs are taken in NYC every day. Then imagine how many of those images involve people, either posed portraits or candid shots. Now estimate how...

  • 1/13/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 14-17

    This weekend in New York City, Roger Smith will knit sweaters, take in Chinese acrobatics and some down-home bull-riding. Thursday @venicemagftl Shen Yun 7:30pm With colorful costumes, vibrant stage...

  • 1/12/16

    11 NYC Attractions That Are Touristy But Amazing

    When something is dubbed “touristy” or “cliched,” the negative connotation can drown out the majesty that made it popular in the first place. Manhattan has plenty of spots that...

  • 1/7/16

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: January 7-10

    This weekend in NYC, Roger Smith is going (mostly) highbrow: grooving to jazz, taking in opera and classical music. But, we are also finding time to watch high-octane hockey...

  • 1/6/16

    Roger Smith Pop-Up of the Month: My Mira Fit

    Imagine a piece of jewelry that sends you a note saying, “Kick butt and take names today. Bonus points if you do it with a smile.” The sleek, stainless-steel...

  • 12/30/15

    Roger Smith Social Calendar: December 31-January 3

    New Year’s weekend in New York City has a lot more going on than that famous ball drop. Those who stick around past midnight can take in some poetry,...

  • 12/28/15

    An Epic Sandwich Crawl of Manhattan

    New York City is home to the world’s greatest sandwiches: egg-and-cheese on a roll, bagel with lox and cream cheese, pastrami on rye, Italian hoagies. We hit the streets...

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