Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Empire State Building

On Monday, September 10, New Yorkers saw the top of the iconic Empire State Building bathed in green light with a yellow trim. It looked beautiful, and the best vantage point from which to view it
was from Bryant Park, because the green and yellow scheme was in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Bryant Park’s renovation.

The scene at the park that evening was a testament to the success we’ve had in transforming this once-forsaken space: square dancers kicking it up at The Southwest Porch; kids and their parents enjoying Le Carrousel; thirsty office workers celebrating the end of another workday at the Bryant Park CafĂ©, and hundreds more lingering in our iconic chairs before heading home. Just perfect. Even if those folks didn’t know the ESB was glowing for us, the lights sure added to the atmosphere.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.”   
These words are part of the mission statement of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City. As the nation and world mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The Radisson Martinique shares the sentiments of the 9/11 Memorial and calls upon readers to make Sept. 11, 2012 a day of commemoration.  
Take a moment to remember and honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children who died in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. Thank your local first responders for their dedication to protecting your community. Remember the many Americans who have served and are currently serving in our nation's military—many of whom enlisted as a response to the 9/11 attacks.  
Let us come together this 9/11 to honor, remember and reunite. For more information from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, visit 911memorial.org.