October 07, 2019
Every year and often every season we make some improvements in our venue. Recently we have done the following: In order to carry the feeling of the stained glass and mirrors in our Main Bar around the Reception Room, we had our stained glass artisan create additional panels to accompany new mirror panels around the room, adding a spcial richness. We changed all our bathroom door knobs and sink fixtures to chrome. We re-polished our turn-of-the-century Palladian windows, and we embedded lights in the sills to make them shine at night.
We decided to change our major colors. We...
August 27, 2019
We love seeing a client's face light up when they first walk into our Palladian Reception Room with 5 huge arched windows, more window than wall, facing north and east framing a lot of iconic real estate. So, that's an important factor: the way you feel when you first walk in. Our Palladian Room is circled with rich but understated details: our huge oak paneled and stained glass bar and our stained glass and mirrored panels between the windows echoing the bar. Our Baldwin grand piano, stereo system, and cushioned window seats complete a look that is elegant and...
August 01, 2019
sights and savings on sundays and daytimes at manhattan penthouse
There are tremendous advantages to booking a daytime event such as a lunch reception for a wedding, a graduation, or a corporate event. Daytimes are used less then evenings for events, therefore rates are lower. But at Manhattan Penthouse, the views are glorious during the day: more colors, more iconic buildings, more sweeping panoramas. It just feels good to be up in the air with the city spread around you. And our white and silver loft-like decor seems almost other- worldly.
Wedding receptions during the day on Saturdays and sundays
Couples should consider...
June 19, 2019
New Wedding Trends in Decor
As Millennials get married, certain venue characteristics have become important. Windows and Views are important, as couples are proud of their city and enjoy sharing it visually in their receptions. Our Palladian windows look out in every directions at vast panoramas of iconic real estate. We have some of he best views on earth!
A second trend has been loft-like venue spaces painted white, and this summer we found the perfect white for our space, a white that gives a mythic quality to our loft-like space. We are so happy with this choice, as Manhattan Penthouse seems...
June 12, 2019
The Teachers’ Center and the Beginning
I taught high school chemistry, biology, and physics. Inspired by an Educational Psychology course at Columbia Teachers’ College that included studying the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, I conducted workshops with teachers during the summer on how elementary school teachers could engage students more with simple classroom science materials. Piaget studied the evolution of logical thinking in children. Asking questions about science materials tests the level at which a child can reason. The important thing is not to stress right answers but to engage students in questios and hypotheses. Which will win the race, a large...
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