Thursday, December 22, 2016

1871 House is Perfect for Extended Stays in New York City

1871 House Is Perfect for Extended Stays in NYC

1871 House is your perfect home-away-from-home solution for an extended stay in New York City.  If you're looking for a temporary home solution for an extended stay in New York, we have the answer at 1871 House.  

Since our earliest days, 1871 House has been a home to those in need of fully furnished extended stay accommodations; weather you're a couple searching for temporary accommodations while you do a little updating to your Upper East Side apartment or you're an executive here on an assignment and wanting a homey environment AND a convenient location near your mid-town office or even an actor desiring a bit of privacy and anonymity performing on Broadway. 

Our classically furnished apartment suites provide a combination of elegant home style living and business convenience. One, two and three-room suites typically have full kitchens as well as amenities like housekeeping, phones and flat screen TVs. 

1871 House has served the global corporate market on both an intermediate and extended stay basis as well as accommodating hybrid variable stay bookings.  We often become a home away from home for individuals and families who prefer a homelike atmosphere for extended personal vacations or personal needs accommodations. 

Booking an extended stay at 1871 House can give one a feel for what it's like to live in NYC from a Breakfast at Tiffany's past to the excitement of being in the heart of New York City today.  Our Central location and fully furnished apartments serve the extended stay market well. The proximity of 1871 House to the midtown business district allows the busy executive to be more productive.  All the while enjoying the proximity to Central Park for morning runs or being at the steps of Upper East Side famed Madison Avenue where fashion week launches annually in early Fall.

Transportation is abundant, stores and restaurants diverse and people watching extraordinary.  Please consider 1871 House for your next extended stay in New York City and join our growing list of veterans. 

For further information on extended stays, please visit our website: 1871 House

We offer seven one-of-a-kind spacious suite apartments, studio apartments and guest rooms.  Although our rooms offer different experiences, they generally feature beautifully proportioned, light-filled rooms, airy 12 foot ceilings, beautiful antiques, hardwood floors covered with oriental rugs, fully equipped kitchens, dressed beds with handmade quilts, cozy sitting areas facing grand fireplaces (non-working), an assortment of antiques, flat screen tv's, and all have private en-suite bathrooms. All suites have private en-suite bathrooms.  

Details such as the decorative ironwork and ornate moldings convey an Old World charm – as do our classic beds.

1871 House can provide all the accommodations necessary to make yourself at home: kitchen facilities and/or appliances in an apartment-style room – our kitchens/kitchenettes, though not designed for elaborate gourmet cooking, are equipped with everything that our guests need to make basic/simple meals, snacks, coffee and tea service. With our self-catering service, 1871 House offers relative affordability in the Upper East Side Historic District.

1871 House

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fun Things to do in NYC this Winter with 1871 House as your home base! Dec 2016 Winter 2017

It's getting chillier. What the trees have been dropping in leaves, we've been picking up in extra layers. We're seeing more and more dogs in sweaters. Our chronic hankering for cocoa with marshmallows is becoming justifiable. Which can only mean one thing... winter is right around the corner! But don't let Jack Frost keep you cooped up inside! Here at 1871 House, we've came up with some pretty cool things to get up to while you're staying with us!

Museum Mile

Given that 1871 House is actually located on the Upper East Side, we'd be remiss if we didn't leave a little space for UES's world famous Museum Mile!

Come look at how New York City became what it is today. With exhibitions that take you into how the city was built, it's art and underground culture, the history and role of activism in an in-your-face kind of city, and a photo essay on the South Bronx in a time of crisis in the late 70's.

El Museo del Barrio
Immerse yourself in the artistic landscape of of Latino, Caribbean and Latin American Cultures. With films, performances, and visual art, El Museo del Barrio offers an exquisite opportunity to acknowledge the experiences of other cultures in a rich and meaningful manner.

The Jewish Museum
With nearly 30,000 pieces on display, The Jewish Museum offers an immersive insight into the Jewish experience.

Arguably one of the most famous museums in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or The Met) boasts artwork that spans all cultures and time periods.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The only museum in the world devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Renowned internationally, the Guggenheim is one of the most significant hubs of modern and contemporary art, as well as a cultural icon of the 20th century.

Neue Galarie New York
Committed to showcasing the finest examples of modern German and Austrian art, The Neue Galarie New York explores the relationship between the various movements which occurred in Germany and Austria over the 20th century.

Central Park:

Only a hop, skip, and a jump away from 1871 House, Central Park is one of New York City's largest and perhaps most famous attractions. Of course, one could spend their time visiting walking the trails and it wouldn't be a wasted trip to NYC, but we thought we'd put out a couple more things you can get up to in Central Park. Pro tip: bring your camera.

Giddy up with Central Parks most popular tour! A relic of a time long past, the spirit of horse drawn carriages is kept alive in Central Park. Pro tip: if you tip your driver well, you may be allowed to feed the horse carrots!

Breeze through the park comfortably at your own pace! Kids bikes also available as well as tandem bikes for that special someone who is clearly not pedaling as hard as you are just to be difficult!

Central Park has so much to see, so why not leave it to a professional? Whiz about getting the inside scoop on the amazing history and architecture Central Park has to offer, and of course see where they filmed 'Ghost Busters', 'Sex in the City', 'Home Alone 2', 'Friends' and so much more! Group and Private tours available!

Explore the nooks and crannies of Central Park with one of the many Walking Tours. Break a sweat with one of Central Park's Sunrise Yoga Tours! Explore the park's significance to gay and lesbian history on the Gay History Tour! Feel like a true New Yorker getting to peek into some of the lesser known gems of Central Park on the Hidden Secrets Tour! Now until January 5th, get taken around to see the sights that only a New York City holiday season can provide on the Holiday Sights Tour!

Okay, so you don't like horses, your feet are sore, and you can't ride a bike. No problem! Hop into a Pedicab and get taken up and down Central Park!

Holiday Markets:

Explore kiosks featuring artisanal goods from craftsmen around the world.

Oh no! You forgot to buy an antique map of Loudoun County, Virginia, and a dishwasher-safe pint-glass made from a used craft beer bottle for your Girlfriend! Worry no more! The Holiday Market in Union Square is where you need to go! A MUST for unique, vintage, handcrafted gifts from local artists and craftsmen. Browse the winding isles made up of over 200 local artists and vendors. 

Credited internationally as one of most elegant and fashionable places for winter shopping. Sample a jar of artisanal jam, hand-made jewelry made from trinkets found around the world. The Columbus Circle Holiday Market celebrates the class and ingenuity of New Yorkers.

New York City Winter Classics

Every year, thousands of people flock to Rockerfeller Center to see the giant tree light up. Come bear witness to the magical moment where over 30,000 lights bring the 94 ft (tallest tree since 1999) tall tree to life! The tree will be up and lit until January 7th.

Experience a NYC holiday tradition at the historic Radio City Music Hall. Now through January 2nd! 

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's immortal score, dazzling costumes, lights, dancers, come see the father of ballet, George Balanchine's take on the iconic The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet.

141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has been a part of New York City for well over 100 years and does well to reflect the growth and success of the city. Check out the prestigious WKC Dog Show February 13th and 14th. Bad dogs not allowed.
New York City fine dining at affordable prices at select restaurants from January 23rd to February 10th!

New Years Events

Prove to your friends and family that you're going to follow through with your resolution to get in shape this year by running 4 miles in firework lit Central Park. You can register on the day and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and record breakers!

For over 100 years, Times Square has been where New York ushers in the New Year. With live music, parties and of course, the famous ball drop, you can be right in the center of the world for the start of 2017! Pro tip: get there early, it'll for sure be crowded - hurry - we have have just one opening available for New Year's Eve!  

So you missed the Central Park Midnight Run and still have a little bit of the holiday weight gain to burn off. Might we suggest a few laps at Coney Island on New Years Day? Word on the street: frigid water is an excellent hangover cure?

Are you susceptible to the Holiday Blues? Hey! Don't even worry! The party doesn't stop on January 1st! There's still the Chinese New Year! And every year, volunteer-based organization 'Better Chinatown' works to put on an amazing festival and Lunar Parade to make the Chinese New Year one of the most successful and popular attractions in New York City.
Saturday, January 28, 2017:
New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
Sunday, February 5, 2017:
18th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

Kiddo Friendly

The little rascals have been simply incorrigible locked up in the hotel room. But when you take them out, they either end up with a snowball induced welt on their head, or you've had to explain one time too many that the yellow snow is not in fact lemonade. For a change of pace, try one of our suggestions for fun and engaging things to do with the kiddos.

An institution dedicated to immersing people in the finest collection of modern and contemporary artwork worldwide, the Museum of Modern Art has a well-earned place on itineraries for Tourists and New Yorkers alike. MoMa's Family Gallery Talks help and encourage children ages 4 to 14 to look a closely and engage with modern masterpieces and cutting edge contemporary art (free with price of admission, no pre-registration required). Channel what you and your children saw at the gallery into your own works of art with a Family Arts Workshop (free with price of admission, 10 day pre-registration required).

Besides getting to see one of the world's largest dinosaurs, the American Museum of Natural History has a lot to offer. For families with children aged 5-12 we'd suggest the Discovery Room! Where children and their parents can explore artifacts, take on puzzles, and have a hands on experience of the science that goes into the Natural History Museum.

Where "fun, beauty and delicious meet", pamper the rugrats with cookie flavored soaks, scrubs, souffles, and even haircuts! With family package deals, and "cool dude treatments" for the reluctant boys, there's a little something for everyone! Complete with a cookie bar, and a video game lounge, Milk & Cookies Spa and Salon is a must try.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
The New York Historical Society has once more become transformed into an immersive, magical wonderland. The Holiday Express features Handmade Toys from as early as 1850 selected from the highly esteemed Jerni Collection. Children will get to crawl through the space leading to a pop-up bubble immersing them in scenes of a time long gone. Pick out a Holiday Express "I Spy" game and have the whole family see who can spot the most! Runs now through February 26th.

1871 House

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Best, Biggest Fall 2016 Events & Holidays in NYC

Autumn is a glorious time to visit New York City. Check out our list of must see events this season.

Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band
The man responsible for 'Annie Hall', 'Blue Jasmine', and most recently 'Cafe Society' resumes his 11 year residency as a jazz clarinetist, Mondays at the Upper East Side's Cafe Carlyle. Perfect for cinephiles, jazz buffs, or anyone who's interested in seeing one of New York City's pearls in a different light. Every Monday, October 24th - December 12th.

Open House New York
Open House New York 2016 is an annual weekend-long event during which historic buildings, architectural masterpieces, sundry landmarks and the best New York attractions welcome the public for great walking tours and nosing around. As one of the best NYC events in October, it's the perfect opportunity to explore normally off-limits parts of New York and have a good snoop. October 15 and 16 2016

New York City Wine and Food Festival
A collaboration between the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and Food & Wine magazine, the NYC Wine and Food Festival is a four-day fest featuring individual tastings, dinners and a backyard barbecue on Pier 92 with big-name chefs like Bobby Flay and Michael Symon. October 13 to 16, 2016.

The New Yorker Festival
Preview upcoming shows and films, hear concerts from star acts like Andre Bird and Father John Mitsy, one-on-one interviews with Bruce Springsteen and enjoy panel discussions with Mr. Robot with actor Christian Slater. Friday October 7 2016 - Sunday October 9 2016

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
It's not a NYC winter without ice skating at Rockefeller Center, but did you know the rink reopens on October 8th? That means you'll be able to skate without all the holiday crowds. 

NYC Marathon
More than 40,000 marathoners will run through all five boroughs over a 26.2-mile course. Stake out a lively spot—we recommend along Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn; First Avenue between 60th and 96th Streets in Manhattan; or Central Park South near the finish line—to cheer on the passing throng.


Okay, so Halloween isn't technically a holiday (although we all wish it was), but that doesn't mean you should skip it. NYC has a staggering variety of events including not one but two parades: The Village Halloween Parade and Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Other fun events include Scarecrows at the New York Botanical Garden and a spooky candlelight tour of Merchant’s House Museum. Various dates

Veterans Day
Celebrate Veterans Day with America’s Parade is to honor the service of our veterans and to salute our currently serving military. This year’s Parade will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
This year is the 90th anniversary of the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade starts at 9 am beginning at Macy's on 34th Street and ends at 77th Street and Central Park West. Also, many restaurants located nearby to the 1871 House offer special Thanksgiving dinners.

1871 House

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Upper East Side Restaurants and Cafes Fall 2016

There is no shortage of great eats in our neighborhood, and it seems like everyday new places are opening. To welcome in the fall season, we made a list of new and upcoming restaurants and cafes in and around the Upper East Side Lenox Hill Neighborhood of the 1871 House


Pick A Bagel
This popular bagel chain opened an UES location and we couldn't be more excited! In addition to an assortment of bagels, the new shop offers hot breakfast like omelettes and sandwiches and salads for lunch. 785 Lexington Ave between 61st & 62nd Streets.

Avra Madison is an authentic bi-level greek restaurant located just steps from central park. The 207-seat eatery offers traditional greek cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. 14 East 60th St.

Perrine French
Perrine, the newly re-imagined restaurant at the iconic Pierre Hotel, offers seasonally-inspired fare and daily specials of vintage Pierre classics. 2 E. 61st St. on Central Park

Fatty Fish
Fatty Fish Restaurant seamlessly blends the best culinary traditions of Europe and Asia, using Western cooking techniques and Eastern ingredients to craft elegant seafood dishes. It recently revamped its entire menu to include such items as ramen. 406 E 64th St.

Wok Chi
Moving up from Florida, this fast-casual chain of Asian stir-fry restaurants opens its first New York location. Expect made-to-order bowls like king pao, BBQ black bean and general not-so-so’s with choice of protein, veggies, base and spice level. 918 3rd Ave. between E. 55th and E. 56th Sts.

The popular burger chain opened a Midtown East location. 52nd btw 2nd and 3rd and 1370 1st Avenue (73rd Street)

Sofia Pizza Shoppe
In response to the overwhelming demand for delivery and take-out pies, Sofia Pizza Shoppe opened and is the sister location to Sofia Wine Bar. 989 First Ave (54th-55th St.)


Cafe Americano 
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Cafe Americano is an all-day coffee and cocktail cafe from the people behind popular UES restaurants The East Pole and Pizza Beach. 964 Lexington Ave between 70th and 71st Sts.

A Little Taste
A Little Taste café offers delicious daily delivered local pastries, freshly roasted coffee and invites the customer to encounter “a little taste” of Europe. 234 East 60th St

Flora Coffee
Coffee, pastries, and takeaway sandwiches will be available to Museum and neighborhood guests during daytime hours when the Museum is open. 945 Madison Ave at 75th St

Joe & The Juice
Danish import Joe and the Juice is bringing its bifurcated beverage concept to the UES with a shop on Lexington Ave. 993 Lexington Ave btw 71st and 72nd Sts.

Sant Ambroeus
The Sant Ambroeus Team is opening a new Upper East Side Third Avenue Cafe. The newest cafe will offer specialty coffee and traditional Milanese fare. 1136 Third Avenue & 66th St

Opening Soon:

Tavern 62 
Tavern62 by David Burke is a modern American tavern. The menu will feature American plates as a reflection of Chef Burke’s contemporary approach to cooking, with a nod to elevated New York classics paired with a curated wine list, craft beers and a specialty cocktail program. 135 E. 62nd St. between Lexington and Park Avenue.

Flora Bar
The duo behind mega popular Estela in NoHo plan to open a restaurant at the Met Breuer. It will be located on the lower level of the museum that opens out onto a private, outdoor seating area. The restaurant, will open next month in two parts: Flora Coffee, for breakfast and simple lunch fare, and Flora Bar, where dinner will be served, with lunch to follow later this fall. The menu will be long on vegetables and seafood, in an informal setting, with service that’s relaxed yet precise. 945 Madison Ave at 75th St

La Goulue
Esteemed French restaurant La Goulue is set to reopen just four blocks away from its original location at 29 East 61st Street. It closed its Madison Avenue location in 2009 after 36 years.

Two esteemed veterans of New York's fine dining scene are joining forces to open a new restaurant in the old Post House space at the Lowell Hotel, Majorelle. It will be French cuisine with Mediterranean touches. 28 E 63rd St

Sweetcatch Poke
The team behind Manhattan's popular Korean barbecue restaurant Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is getting into the fast casual game with a poke cafe, which will open in October. 642 Lexington Ave between  E.54th and E. 55th Sts. 

1871 House

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Food Shopping on the Upper East Side: Bodegas, Gourmet & Grocery Stores

Our New York City Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Hotel, 1871 House, is steps away from some of the very best restaurants in New York City. However, after a long day of shopping and museum hopping, guests may want the option of spending a relaxing night dining in one of our cozy suites. Not to mention eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can get tiring and quite costly. That's why we made a list of where to buy fresh and prepared food. Most 1871 House suites include a kitchen or kitchenette.

Gourmet Markets

Grace's Marketplace
Grace's Marketplace is a neighborhood landmark, dedicated to providing premium quality gourmet foods and exceptional customer service for serious foodies.Their Upper East Side store is their flagship location. 1299 2nd Ave. at corner of East 68th St.

Citarella Gourmet Market
From what began as a humble fish market in 1912, Citarella has evolved into a world-class gastronomic destination. Expect only top-quality fresh and prepared food. 1313 3rd 75th St.

Eli's Market
High-end gourmet-style market with a full array of meat, produce, cheese, bread & prepared foods. Inspired by the food halls and markets of London and Paris, Eli's has become an institution on Manhattan's Upper East Side. 1411 3rd Ave at 80th St.

Butterfield Market
Venerable market specializing in artisanal goods, prepared foods, fresh sandwiches & frozen yogurt.
1114 Lexington Ave between 77th & 78th St.

Gourmet Garage East
Founded in 1981 as the importer/ distributor Flying Foods International, Gourmet Garage supplies the best restaurants in New York and other major cities with their most essential ingredients. 301 E 64th St between 1st & 2nd Ave

National Chains

Morton Williams
Morton Williams, founded in 1954, is a family-owned and operated food retailer with eleven stores in the New York City Metropolitan area. Each store is designed to reflect the needs of the individual neighborhood. 1066 3rd Ave.between Lex and 3rd Ave.

Whole Foods Midtown East
Whole Foods Market is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. Check out their Midtown East branch for a healthy meal. 226 E. 57th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves.



A classic New York convenience store and deli serving sandwiches, breakfast and basic pantry items. Less than a minute walk from 1871 House. 802 Lexington Ave. at 62nd St.

Green Gourmet
Deli and convenience store selling organic and health food items. 790 Lexington Ave. between 61st & 62nd.

1871 House

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

1871 House, a Charming Upper East Side New York Style Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums.