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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge: Thoughtfully designed. Intentionally built.

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One of New York’s coolest new hotels is located in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, in Brooklyn. The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is not only gorgeous, but is also considered one of the top sustainable luxe hotels in the world today.

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Many people believe that the best NYC hotels are located in Manhattan. So, we decided to show you one of our favorite hotels in New York, located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn!

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge officially opened this past February and in no time, became the new hot spot to stay (and play!), when in NY.

“Thoughtfully designed. Intentionally built.”

It’s the 3rd property of the group, that has a hotel in South Beach – Miami and their 1st NYC location in Midtown Manhattan, steps away from Central Park.

Not only is the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge strategically located by the Brooklyn Bridge – with one of Brooklyn’s prime views of Manhattan, but the entire concept behind the property is pretty cool.

To start, the group behind these properties is active and implements sustainable practices and techniques throughout all their hotels.

We are all about working and supporting Sustainable Travelling – a topic widely discussed this year after the United Nations announced 2017 as the Year of Sustainability.

The idea that travelers today are looking for “smart travel” where you can have fun and, in addition, leave a positive impact in the local community, is growing and what we hope will soon go mainstream.

Moreover, as we discussed at an event we recently sponsored called Travel+SocialGood Summit, sustainable traveling should not be a topic of discussion, since all traveling should be sustainable.

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is aligned with the 3 pillar of Sustainable Traveling: Social, Economic and Environmental.

So, lets talk about their amenities!

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To start, the gorgeous rooms are decorated reclaimed woods, industrial steel, 100% organic cotton sheets and custom hemp-blend mattress by Keetsa. We enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows – many of which feature an unobstructed view of New York City!

We love cool bathrooms. You can expect bathrooms equipped with robes, socks and soft cotton-knit towels. Plus, their design is pretty unique and integrated perfectly into the room. The interesting and sustainable aspect of it, is that they use triple-filtered rain showers, that come from the rainwater tank built beneath the hotel.

If you want to stay their in grand style, check out the Riverhouse Room, a.k.a. Presidential Suite. It has 3 bedrooms in a 2,000 square foot space, carved stone tub and artwork by fantastic local artisan. And still, a super cool curated minibar where you’ll find some house-made cocktail recipes. How much better can it get? Well, from your bed you have a priceless view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan’s skyline!

See a few pictures of this room:

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In addition, the hotel offers some delicious restaurant and food & drink options!

Their main restaurant is called The Osprey. As they explain, they serve “market driven American comfort food” and just recently opened early November. The restauranteur behind it is the expert, Matt Abramcyk, known for places like Yves, Warren 77, Tiny’s and Beatrice Inn, where our Insider Interviewee, Natalie Klein, recommended a while back. Matt partnered with chef Michael Oliver and brought in chef Mike Poiarkoff to run the cuisine. The décor, of course, if fabulous with floor-to-ceiling windows and a great view of Brooklyn Bridge Park. They are open daily for dinner at 5:30pm.

Their café, Neighbors, worked exclusively with local Brooklyn purveyors offering super fresh, healthy and seasonal products.

Located at their lobby area, the café receives natural sunlight – a perfect scenery. Their menu offers countless beverages, smoothies and Devoción coffee. In addition, for breakfast they have delicious sandwiches, pastries, granolas, bagels and eggs. Lunch and dinner menus are abundant with soups, salads, sandwiches, sweets and options for the kids. And, they have a fantastic curated selection of ready-made Brooklyn artisanal goods.

The 1 Rooftop is the place to be, especially during the hot and deliciously humid months of the year. Yes. We love “humid” day. They have outdoor seating, full-bar service, great music, beautiful and energetic crowd, tasty bites and a seasonal rooftop pool. It’s a great place to go for drinks or celebrate a birthday with friends! The view? Yup. Priceless! Seeing the sunset and the Manhattan lights lighting up is surely the ultimate Brooklyn sunset experience. They’re open daily from 6am – 10pm.

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View from the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge rooftop.

And still, the Lobby Lounge is an excellent option for drinks before dinner or before going out at night. They focus on local botanicals, local beers and seasonally foraged ingredients. We love it! They open daily from 4pm through 11:30pm.

After spending a long and exhausting day exploring New York, we can’t forget to mention the Bamford Haybarn Spa!

Open daily from 10am – 8pm, the spa offers a tempting selection of holistic treatments focused on nourishing you from inside out: body – mind – sprit, as they say. All products are made with natural and organic ingredients organically certified. Treatments happen in one of their 12 treatment rooms start with a default hand-and-foot ritual. They range from facials, body treatments, massages, manicures & pedicures and grooming.

Also, this is most certainly a place we recommend to consider if you’re planning a NYC Wedding, a birthday, an important celebration or even a work event. If you’re not certain where to start organizing it all, let our experts help you out and for Corporate Requests, we can assist you too.

For the pet-lovers, they are pet-friendly! Just note: your pet should be under 40lb (18kg). They also state that you have “another kind of pet”, they’re happy to try and accommodate them!

Finally, stay tuned for their upcoming openings: West Hollywood in California (2018), Sanya in China (2018), Cabo in Mexico (2019) and Sunnyvale in California (2019).

Location: 60 Furman Street

www.1hotels.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Tamara Peterson: Brooklyn-based Influencer Top Tips In Her “Hood”

Curiosities Insider Interviews Tamara Peterson by SweatEngine

The Brooklyn-based influencer, Tamara Peterson, shares with our Founder, , her best off-the-beaten path tips in her “hood”, in Brooklyn! The area is filled with great restaurants, hip coffee shops and charming stores.

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This week, our Founder talked to the beautiful lifestyle, food and travel Instagrammer, Tamara Peterson.

Tamara is a native New Yorker, born and raised in NY. For the past 10 years, she’s been living in the charming Brooklyn neighborhood called Clinton Hill and she did confess her deepest love for it.

Her friends and followers are always asking her “why” they haven’t seen these gorgeous townhouses with amazing façades she always posts. Her answer? “You haven’t been to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in Brooklyn!”

ITamara started her Instagram page, that has now over 187k, around 3.5 years ago as a hobby and it eventually started growing and becoming her second business. Her main work was as a professional organizer for 15 years, but now she works equal time between both businesses, definitely making her days pretty busy!

Her exciting professional life doesn’t stop there! In addition, she also has a background in Fashion working for Glamour Magazine!

The Instagram hobby brought her several new, amazing work possibilities related to travel. In May, she was invited by Viking Cruises to go on a breathtaking 15 day trip that passed through fascinating places like: Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and during her last week, before coming back to NY, she added a quick visit through London and Paris. Can’t complain, right?!

Now, in August, she’ll be exploring the Hudson Valley, in upstate New York. So, keep your eyes opened and check her Instagram feed to find out more about this stunning region in the State of NY.

Tamara shared with us her Top 7 Tips of place in her “hood”, so get your Metro Passes out and come explore them!


Colonia Verde

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Colonia Verde is a small restaurant in Fort Greene which I love. I’m always there and love sitting outside – they have a lovely garden in the back that you’d never expect to find. It’s the type of place that transforms you when you leave the city and go into Brooklyn.”

As they say in Spanish “La comida compartida sabe major!”…which means “Shared food tastes better!” The restaurant has a clear Latin American inspiration and offers a menu with the most delicious locally sourced fresh ingredients. They have great brunches, but are opened mostly for dinner.

Oh! And they offer Full Catering Services and Event Services too, so do take a look online and contact them for further information.

For more pictures and information, see our post about there here.

Location: 219 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene

http://coloniaverdenyc.com


Maison May

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“Maison-May is a new place, and it’s adorable. They have a restaurant and a more casual café. It’s incredible. They have home items, pastry, coffee, amazing wooden tables I love. Definitely ahidden gem.”

Maison-May is explained as: “physically, two distinct places: Maison-May Dekalb & Maison-May Vanderbilt. They were founded and are led by Catherine May. They’re retelling the story of what the restaurant business is all about. Maison-May is an ethos, a way of operating rooted in replenishing, feeding & empowering. More than a business model, Maison-May is a way of living.”

So, Maison-May Vanderbilt has breakfast and lunch, a café, a patisserie, plus they offer private dinners, a drop-off menu and sell some beautiful home objects.

Maison-May Dekalb offers dinners, brunches on the weekends, they rent the space for private events and is a beautiful spot for a small, intimate ‘brownstone wedding’.

Hours:
Vanderbilt: 8am – 5pm, daily
Dekalb: Dinners, daily | Saturday & Sunday: Brunch from 10am – 3pm

Locations: 246 Dekalb Avenue and 270 Vanderbilt Avenue, Fort Greene

http://maison-may.com


Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen

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“This is one of my favorite places too. Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen is a coffee shop, with pastries, little foods, the best chia seed pudding ever and, have you heard of “the original dough”? Well, you’ll find it here! They recently opened, next door to the coffee shop, a home store where they sell plants. It’s incredible and beautiful. I buy my plants and flowers there.”

Founded by Laura Sorensen, Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen works with a great variety of fresh products by New York City’s best farmers markets. Hence, making it one of the “conscious cafe” in the neighborhood.

Plus, they explain that “we brew Counter Culture coffee and Bellocq tea— exceptional and sustainable beverages.”

Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30am – 6pm
Wednesday – Friday: 7:30am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 8pm

Location: 1058 Bedford Avenue, Clinton Hill

http://stonefruitespresso.com


Eugene & Co.

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“I’ve only been to Eugene & Co. for breakfast, but they have a great bar, the decor is really pretty with flowers and green plants growing inside. I love their old and eclectic ambience.”

Located in the neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, commonly called Bed-Stuy, Eugene & Co. call themselves an “honest and organic restaurant and bar”.

A few steps from their, they have a great general store called Chicky’s General Store. They sell “organic ingredients and their extensive menu was designed by Eugene & Co.’s Tara Oxley and chef Jeff Shields.”

The restaurant offers Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, plus amazing Drinks, and are closed only on Mondays.

Location: 397 Tompkins Avenue and Chicky’s – 406 Tompkins Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant


Thistle & Clover

Curiosities Insider Interviews Tamara Peterson Thistle and Clover Fashion
UNFORTUNATELY THIS STORE PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

“I love to shop at this little local boutique store called Thistle & Clover. They have beautiful and unique pieces, plus the store is very cozy with a nice neighborhood vibe.”

The store was founded by Camilla Gale and Rand Niederhoffer in 2008. They feature a great collection of pieces from up-and-coming designers, plus a couple of bigger, more renowned brands. You can also find a line of New York made jewelry to complete your look, a few beauty and perfume products, paper goods, candles, and more.

Plus, “the store hosts a quarterly Open Call to support new and emerging local designer talent.” You can take a look online for further information on this.

Location: 221 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene

http://thistleclover.com


Fort Greene Farmers Market

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“I’m always at the Fort Greene Farmers Market. I love going there to shop for my delicious berries and looking around for new products I can find. It’s all very fresh and it turns into a great weekend program, since you have the park right beside it.”

We also love going to this Farmers Market, since is also just a few blocks from us. The market has everything from fresh fruits, vegetables and greens to freshly-based bread.

You can also find a plants to enlighten your home, as well as countless herbs for you to cultivate at home and then, add them to your dishes!

The Fort Greene Farmers Market happens only Saturday from 8am through 4pm.

Be sure to pass by as early as you can, to guarantee you’ll find the best things still available.

Location: Washington Park b/w Dekalb & Willoughby, located along the Southeast corner of Fort Greene Park

www.grownyc.org


Home Stories

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“I recently found out a place in Brooklyn Heights called Home Stories. They sell home furnishing, home accessories and lighting.

The store was founded by Paul and Sophie Yanacopoulos-Gross, two renowned European interior designers.

Their products are made out of natural materials and textures with muted tones.

Their product selection rage from “fabrics, home accessories, handcrafted baskets, rugs, to crockery and ed linens with a beautifully curated selection”.

Location: 148 Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights

www.homestories.com


A few other local restaurants and stores that Tamara loves in the neighborhood are:

…and if you want to bump into her, you might as well start going not only to Fort Greene, but also Williamsburg.

She’s always around these neighborhoods!

Thank you, Tamara, for sharing these gems with us!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Tamara Peterson and of the venues, Sweat Engine (Portrait), Phoebe Cheong and Kate Sterlin

A Refuge in the Heart of Manhattan: 1 Hotel Central Park

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The 1 Hotel Central Park, a refuge in the heart of Manhattan, is a relatively new hotel that launch in the 2nd semester of 2015. And, their new location in Brooklyn Heights is the to-go hot spot in Brooklyn!

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Even though it’s located in the center of Manhattan, steps away from Central Park, once your inside the 1 Hotel Central Park, everything become calm and you feel as if you can finally breathe and relax.

The experience starts off with a stunning, rustic, green entrance, where every detail makes you in awe. The furniture are mainly made out of wood and the pillows and details are very unique. You’ll find a small farmer’s market where you can get fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts for snacks. Yum!

The rooms and suites are beautifully done, with gorgeous rustic reclaimed wood – same found through out the hotel), super clean lines and even energizing friendly plants in different spots to make you company.

With fresh farm organic ingredients the restaurant Jams, by Jonathan Waxman is one of the highlights for guests and visitors.

Also, the 2nd floor offers a lounge with drinks to relax from the busy city. It’s also a great place to work, if you need to catch up on some emails.

If you can’t live without exercise, their gym is a great option to start (or finish) your day. You’re surely going to enjoy the natural lighting!

In addition, the 1 Hotels are great for kids with curious, cute amenities like “in-room camping with sleeping bags, binoculars to borrow for stargazing or bird-watching in Central Park, and even games.”

And still, are you a pet person? The 1 Hotels are pet friendly, so ask for your “BarkBox amenity, beds and bowls, and occasional neighborhood “yappy-hour” events”.

Did we forget to mention that the hotel was all planned based on the pillars of sustainable tourism!? This is definitely up our alley, since we are huge advocates and believers in spreading and working with sustainable travel.

The hotel offers spaces for networking and social events like meetings, weddings, catering and any type of celebration you’re looking for.

Lastly, being in the heart of Manhattan can be amazing for some people. But, if you’re more a “Brooklyn-type” person, they have the perfect hotel for you in Brooklyn Heights – and we love it. It’s beside the Brooklyn Bridge with a priceless view of Manhattan’s skyline.

Plus, they have another hotel in Miami, if you’re ever around.

Let us know, if you need help with anything! Check out our Concierge Services or Corporate Services pages.

Location: 1414 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown

https://1hotels.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of 1 Hotels

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