New Yorkers are like Twinkies (R.I.P.): soft and sweet inside. The Big Apple really gets into Christmas (a/k/a The Miracle on 34th St). The city's famed energy will radiate red and green from now till New Year's.
If you're thinking of touching down in NYC this season - via reindeer or the city-based airline, jetBlue - Luxury Travel has a delightful hotel for you, discovered by culinary correspondent Max Jacobson.
Forget the name: The London NYC is pure Manhattan.
This elegant, all-suites hotel is glamorously Art Deco, as befits its setting around the corner from Rock Center and Radio City Music Hall. Also mere steps away: Fifth Avenue shopping, Broadway theaters, The Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Central Park.
Inside, The London NYC delivers spacious digs, a great gym, and not one but two Gordon Ramsay restaurants. Consider a stay here a Christmas present to yourself.
Times Square pic © Karen Tina Harrison. Others: ©The London NYC.