As summer approaches in the Northeast, you should plan accordingly when you visit New York City and Times Square. Here is some information for Times Square June weather.
So, how is the weather in New York in June? June is another great month to visit New York City as summer has arrived and yet on most days you will experience temperatures that are quite comfortable. Early in June, afternoon high temperatures are very nice, averaging mostly in the low to mid 70s f (22-24C). Early morning lows will fall to the mid to upper 50s f (13-15C) while a couple colder morning can see lows down into the upper 40s f to near 50f (9-10C).
As the month progresses, temperatures warm up into the upper 70s f to lower 80s f (26-28C) while the overnight lows tend to be mostly in the mid-60s f (17-20C). On a few of the warmer days the high temperatures can briefly reach into the upper 80s f (30-31C) with about 2 days, on average reaching 90f (32C) or more. During past years, June has seen extremes as high has 101f (38.3C) and as low as 44f (6.7C).
Sunny or at least partly sunny skies prevail on about 20 days this month so it is a great time for outdoor activities. Some rain occurs on about 10-11 days; however, significant rainfalls of 0.5 inches (13mm) or more occur only on about 3 days and mostly in the form of showers or thundershowers.
June is the beginning of summer in the city so you should dress for comfort as most days will be warm. Always bring a couple pairs of comfortable walking shoes and since early June can still have some cool nights, a light sweater or windbreaker will come in handy.
Information courtesy of: http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/weather-in-new-york-june/#sthash.1dRNAWM7.dpuf
We had such an amazing stay ! The staff was so professional. Both the concierge and the front desk staff were always so attentive and polite. They blew me and my boyfriend away. They went above and beyond. The rooms were spacious and the views were breathtaking. We will returning to NYC soon and with no doubt we will be staying once again in the W.
We had an amazing welcome at the W. Our room was on floor 43 which gave us such a good view of Times Square, the room was clean, and plenty big enough for four of us to stay in.
You could not be more central to get to all the main attractions in New York
One criticism is that there was no tea and coffee facilities in the room, apparently you can request this but was not told until we were leaving.
The complimentary peach drink in the lobby was very welcome though.
Room Tip: The higher the better
Green Features: Not sure what the hotels environmentally friendly practices were, this was Times Square, New York so I wouldn’t have thought they would care!!
Amazing location just off Broadway. The room was very comfortable with a very good wifi and gadgets to make your stay memorable like bluetooth speakers and a hdmi cable to connect to the TV. I had to work a few hours and the desk was set to face the window with its amazing view. Ask for a higher floor for a view… lower ones have no view at all. Only thing that could annoy some is the fact that you need to go up the elevator to the lobby before switching to another elevator to get to your room.
If you are wondering to stay at Times Square, this hotel is what you are looking for.
Near to lot of Metro entrances, and near to most of the theatres.
The rooms are very big, with very comfortable beds. The amenities of the bathroom are very nice.
Even the address of the hotel is over Broadway street, the entrance isn’t there. Is round the corner, over 47th st.
The only thing I can say against the hotel (and it’s not a real problem of the hotel indeed), is that it’s located in a very noisy location. Even I was in 22 floor, it was very noisy.
Also, I ordered something to eat in the room, and housekeeping left the dish for 2 days until I ask somebody of the hotel that was outside of the room if she can take it (the dish was left in the floor, outside the room for other 2 days)
Room Tip: Choose highest floors for quiet rooms, and not facing the street.
Aside from Rockefeller Center and Times Square, New York City’s top tourist attraction is Central Park. The tree-filled urban oasis stretches for approximately 2.5 miles and receives around 42 million visitors per year. Here are a few facts about its iconic grounds.
1. It was America’s first major landscaped public park
In the mid-19th century, New York City’s elite—who admired Europe’s well-tended public parks—proposed a similar space in their crowded city that would provide inhabitants with culture, fresh air, and exercise (but rumors abounded at the time that the real purpose was land speculation). After years of debate, the New York Legislature purchased a swath of land between 59th and 106th streets.
A design contest was held in 1858, and a duo named Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won the competition with their “Greensward Plan.” (Greensward is a 19thcentury term for “lawn.”) Their vision, which called for a harmonious balance between natural and man-made elements, included terraces, bridges, and sunken roadways that would allow carriages to travel through the park without interrupting pedestrians.
Central Park might look effortlessly beautiful today, but it was once filled with mud, swamps, and rocks. Trees and plants couldn’t grow in its soil, so 500,000 cubic feet of topsoil was imported from New Jersey and dumped onto the grounds (some modern estimates indicate that there’s now a total of 10 million cubic yards of New Jersey topsoil on Central Park). Its swamps were drained, and city water pipes were installed to create its lakes and streams. The park was also strewn with rocks, which had to be blown up with gunpowder and carted out via carriage. In all, the project’s 20,000 laborers used more gunpowder to rid Central Park of unwanted rocks than soldiers used while fighting the Battle of Gettysburg.
A 1938 photo of a children’s festival in Central Park. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
3. It once housed a village
Before Central Park was built, about 1,600 people lived on the land. Many of them were residents of Seneca Village, a small community that was founded in 1825 by free African-Americans. The territory included three churches, two schools, and three cemeteries. A large Irish population also lived in Seneca Village, as did some German residents.
In 1855, Seneca Village was destroyed to complete the park. Its residents were deemed “squatters,” and they were either paid for their land or forcibly evicted by the city. Seneca Village was all but forgotten until 2011, when the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History was granted permission to excavate the site. Diggers ended up collecting 250 bags of material, which might teach historians more about the individuals who once called the area home.
4. It fell into decline — but it made a comeback
Central Park wasn’t always a comfortable place to hang out. (Photo: Shinya Suzuki/Flickr)
In the 1970s, the Park entered another rough period thanks to budget cuts and mismanagement. Once again, it became downtrodden, dirty, and filled with criminal activity. In 1980, a private fundraising body called Central Park Conservancy was created. With time, donations, and the help of volunteers, the Park was gradually transformed into the verdant space we enjoy today.
5. It once had sheep
This undated photo was taken back when there were actual sheep in Sheep Meadow. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Ever wonder how the large, grassy Sheep Meadow got its name? It was once filled with fuzzy livestock, which grazed there from the 1860s until the years following the Great Depression. Eventually, the animals were relocated to Prospect Park, and their home was transformed into the Tavern on the Green restaurant. Afraid that impoverished city residents would eat the sheep, officials finally moved them to a farm in the Catskill Mountains during the Great Depression.
6. It yielded a scientific discovery
In 2002, scientists discovered a new animal species in Central Park—a tiny centipede called Nannarrup hoffmani that’s only four-tenths of an inch long. The creature lives in the park’s leaf litter, which is the mixture of twigs, fungi, soil, and rotting plant leaves that builds up over the grounds. Fittingly, the bug is thought to have arrived in potted soil—making it a New York transplant in every sense of the phrase.
7. It has a famous carousel
The Central Park carousel. (Photo: gigi_nyc/Flickr)
Central Park’s elegant, 57-horse carousel is one of the nation’s largest—and oldest—merry-go-rounds. Built over 100 years ago, the vintage treasure was found abandoned in an old trolley terminal in Coney Island. It replaced the park’s first three carousels, as fire destroyed two of them and a live mule or horse was said to power the original.
8. It was once covered by glaciers
Ever wonder why Central Park has so many dramatic rocks and boulders? They’re there because of glaciers, which melted 12,000 years ago, leaving behind the debris they accumulated during their long journey across New York state.
The 2010 U.S. Census revealed that 25 mysterious individuals claimed Central Park as their permanent residence. Nobody knows who they are, and park representatives deny that municipal workers live on the grounds. One explanation is that homeless individuals might have mailed in census forms.
According to NYC & Company — the city’s official marketing, tourism, and partnership arm — 56.4 million out-of-towners flocked to the five boroughs last year, and we’re now on track to welcome more than 58 million in 2015, with about 20 million of them coming in the next few months. Let’s look at some of New York’s top hotels.
Lucky for them, a bevy of new stays have blossomed across town.
Here, an insider’s cheat sheet to the best of the newcomers.
New kids on the block
The Baccarat is a newborn babe to New York’s hotel scene. (Photo: Baccarat Hotels and Resorts)
Right now, all eyes are on the weeks-old Baccarat Hotel (from $775), which lets locals escape to Paris without leaving Midtown.
The debut stay from the storied French crystal company, now owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts founder Barry Sternlicht, the hotel combines 114 Art Deco-inflected rooms; chandelier-hung salons; a bar inspired by Versailles’s stables; and a modern-French restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Shea Gallante and former La Grenouille host Charles Masson.
A 50-foot black-and-white marble-lined indoor pool and spa from Creme de la Mer will open soon.
As the flagship Manhattan outpost of an Istanbul-based brand, the 128-room Marmara Park Avenue (from $550) brings some international swagger of its own to the city, offering Turkish tinges like wines from a celebrated vineyard in the country’s Anatolia region and hammam treatments at its spa.
The New York EDITION occupies Madison Avenue’s clock tower. (Photo: Eliott Kaufman)
Ian Schrager brings his Marriott tie-up to town in May: The 273-room New York EDITION (from $725) mixes Gilded Age-inspired American glamour and 21st-century social interaction — expect it to be as plugged-in and fashionable a draw as the previous EDITIONs in London and Miami Beach — all inside the impeccably renovated 1909 clock tower building overlooking Madison Square.
In July, Sterlicht continues his hospitality re-entrée with 1 Hotel Central Park (from $549), the second spot from his new sustainability-minded concept. (The first opened in South Beach in late March, with Brooklyn next.)
Sustainability is king at 1 Hotel Central Park. (Photo: Josh McHugh)
The 229-room eco-conscious escape designed by AvroKo allows blissful remove from urban grit and grime, with a three-story living wall, reclaimed rustic-chic materials and all-organic everything, plus an on-call Tesla, monthly farmer’s market and high-impact volunteering opportunities organized by local nonprofits.
Finally, there’s the writerly retreat The Renwick (from $479), which reimagines historic artists’ studios and apartments originally designed by St. Patrick’s Cathedral architect John Renwick in 1928.
Once home to creatives and intellectuals of all kinds — John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Mann all slept here — the Midtown East hotel will open in August with 173 artfully appointed loft-like rooms and a restaurant from a to-be-announced starchef.
Renos, reinventions & reboots
The sun-flooded Gordon Bar at SIXTY SoHo. (Photo: SIXTY SoHo)
After ushering in a second wave of luxury boutique hotels when it opened in 2001 as the first Thompson, SIXTY SoHo (from $359) re-emerged this winter as the flagship of Thompson co-founder Jason Pomeranc’s new SIXTY brand.
Rock-and-roll-ready British designer Tara Bernerd handled the seductive design, which sees a clubby lobby lounge give way to a light-filled, mid-century-mod-feeling bar and breakfast room followed by 97 rooms above.
Downtown restaurant vet John McDonald will open the Italian-focused Sessanta in May, also overseeing bites at the summer-opening guest-only rooftop, long one of the city’s most sought after.
Less a renovation than a complete reinvention, the Martha Washington (from $219) has gone from being a landmarked 100-plus-year-old women’s-only Gramercy hotel to a wallet-friendly chic retreat, with public spaces designed by German-born minimalist master Annabelle Selldorf.
The 261 playfully decorated rooms, graphically done in red, black and white, feature references both classic and contemporary, and Danny Meyer’s Roman pizza joint, Marta, handles in-room dining, so if you can’t score a table at that packed-to-the-gills ground-floor space, you can always just book a room and order in.
The Times Square-squatting Knickerbocker hotel. (Photo: NeoScape)
An even more dramatic overhaul ushered in a new era at The Knickerbocker ($525), on West 42nd Street.
Originally opened as a glittering hotel by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, the landmarked building spent most of its life as offices before re-launching in February as a contemporary, clean-lined 330-room member of Leading Hotels of the World, with three food-and-drink venues from chef Charlie Palmer, not least of all the soon-to-debut St. Cloud, a 7,500-square-foot 17th-floor rooftop bar and terrace overlooking Times Square. Another early 1900s hotel gem, this one originally opened to provide the first Waldorf-Astoria with overflow space, The Gregory (from $379) will telegraph tailored, masculine 1940s haberdashery style when it arrives by summer’s end. Sister property to the new Renwick, it sits in the Garment District, just adjacent to Herald Square, where it combines contemporary touches with original high ceilings and mosaic-tile detailing.
A guest room at The Gregory in the Garment District. (Photo: Bill Rooney Studio, Inc.)
A top to bottom redo of the 400-plus rooms at Midtown’s Warwick (from $395), originally built by William Randolph Hearst in 1926, has added five new opulently designed signature suites themed to local legends, Hearst paramour Marion Davies, say, or the nearby Ziegfeld Theater.
Looking for a log cabin-style stay, but want to stay within the city limits? You’ve got it at Williamsburg’s new, Urban Cowboy (from $150), a townhouse converted by Corcoran broker Lyon Porter into a four-bedroom B&B with Wild West and Adirondack pretensions. But about that cabin: It’s out back and features a wood-burning stove, clawfoot tub and more John Wayne style than usually found this side of the Mississippi.
Williamsburg’s rustic Urban Cowboy. (Photo: Ben Fitchet)
In May, urban adventurers will have a new reason to check out Queens, when Long Island City’s Boro Hotel (from $229) debuts, offering sweeping views back to Manhattan from its rooftop as well as the floor-to-ceiling windows of its 108 industrial-chic loft-like rooms, many with balconies.
Bushwick’s artsy BKLYN House Hotel. (Photo: Handout)
Back in Brooklyn, the same folks behind the Boro will launch the BKLYN House Hotel(from $179) in July, taking cues from its arty, rough-around-the-edges Bushwick location for the design of its 116 rooms and the atmosphere of its street-side patio and roof deck.
The latest from chic-boutique hotelier Sean MacPherson, the Lower East Side’s Ludlow(from $225), has attracted particular attention for its restaurant, Dirty French, the first non-Italian outlet opened by the folks behind Torrisi, Parm, and Carbone. Just as they often-irreverently reinvented Italian-American classics at those spots, so too have they done with Gallic greats here, serving duck a l’orange and chicken and crepes in a riotously decorated dining room featuring art curated by Vito Schnabel.
At Thompson’s newly redone Smyth (from $375), in TriBeCa, top chef Andrew Carmellini has opened Little Park. There, the low-key style and simple local dishes emphasizing the fresh and seasonal belie the restaurant’s potential as a de facto Conde Nast Café for high-profile editors and publishing-side types who can’t stand the offerings of their new cafeteria at the nearby One World Trade Center.
Further uptown, the Gerber Group — beloved for buzzed-about Stone Rose Lounge at the Time Warner Center and more recent rooftop at the Viceroy on 57th Street — has just debuted Irvington, replacing Todd English’s Olives at the W Union Square (from $299). The open-kitchen spot, designed by rising Brooklyn-based hospitality wunderkinds Crème and featuring a brick oven and rotisserie, celebrates its proximity to the city’s largest Greenmarket, with hearty yet refined, seasonally driven Mediterranean-accented New American dishes plus bottled cocktails and juices from Liqueteria.
Rack of Colorado lamb at The Wayfarer. (Photo: The Wayfarer)
And in Midtown, at The Quin (from $599), which just welcomed new 17th-floor terrace suites, the year-old Wayfarer brings a bit of the beach to its otherwise well-tailored lounge-like vibe — don’t miss live jazz upstairs on Mondays — with a spring menu heavy on raw bar offerings, seafood platters, Maine sea scallops and lobster, in both bisque and roll form.
Spring cleaning got you down? Through May, The Chatwal’s “Have It Maid” experience (from $1,500) combines a stay at the ultra-luxe Bryant Park-adjacent spot with treatments at its Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and, while you’re away, a floor-to-ceiling deep cleaning of your apartment by the mega-maid service New York’s Little Elves.
The Chatwal knows what time it is. (Photo: The Chatwal)
Or maybe it’s a personal cleanse you’re after: The Trump International Hotel & Tower New York’s “New York, New York” deal (from $739) puts together a personal training session and $100 spa credit with bottles from Heartbeet Juicery and on-demand fitness apparel from Under Armor.
The Peninsula, meanwhile, makes staycations with the kids easy — or at least slightly less of a money-suck — with a “Family Suite Package” (from $895) offering 50 percent off a connecting room when you book a one-bedroom suite; especially of note here is the May 1 reopening of the hotel’s chaise lounge-lined sun terrace.
The outdoor pools at the Gansevoort Park Avenue and Meatpacking will also be gearing up for the season, with day passes (from $300) even available to non-guests from Monday through Thursday, May 26 to July 30; the package includes not just pool access but also a complimentary cocktail and Glamour Bar amenities plus a poolside reflexology session and 30-minute massage.
The splashtastic Dream Downtown hotel. (Photo: Edward Menashy for Dream Downtown)
The pool’s the thing at Chelsea’s Dream Downtown, too, where the Friday-night “Hair of the Dog” post-party recovery package (from $645) reserves you a pair of shaded lounge chairs at The Beach — the hotel’s sand-covered patio and glass-bottomed outdoor pool — plus a so-called hangover burger and fries from the bar and grill, followed by a blow out in the hotel’s new celebrity-stylist IGK Salon and priority access to the hotel’s Sunset Saturday rooftop party.
The Plaza’s New Yorker deal (from $835), for its part, keeps staycating simple, offering a 10 percent room-rate discount to any and all locals, with a New York State driver’s license, looking to get away from it all without getting out of town.
Finally, Midtown’s recently renovated Warwick has just launched “Party Packages” (from $2,000) in its five new Signature Suites, encouraging small-group revelry along each space’s theme — a “Musical Feast” in the Follies Suite, say, complete with tunes, hors d’oeuvres, Champagne and dinner.