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August 27, 2019
first impression We love seeing a client's face light up when they first walk into our Palladian Reception Room with the huge arched windows facing north and east. So, that's an important factor: the way you feel when you first walk in. Our Palladian Room is circled with rich details: our huge oak paneled and stained glass bar with three arched mirrors the same shape as the Palladian windows across the room, and that alternates with stained glass and mirror panels like the bar. Plus our stereo system, grand piano, cushioned window seats, and coat room. ROOM with a View We're three rooms,...
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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 in the daytime. Wedding receptions during the day on Saturdays and...
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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. 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 brand new to us. We all have a renewed...
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June 12, 2019
The Teachers’ Center and the Beginning I taught high school chemistry, biology, and physics for eight years. Inspired by a course at Columbia Teachers’ College on Piaget, I conducted workshops during the summer on how elementary school teachers could engage students more with simple classroom science materials. Has a lot to do with how to ask questions, how to listen, and how to sustain an dialogue and engagement. I founded a Teachers’ Center that featured these workshops as well as ones on the New Math. The New Math has to do with using colored sticks of various sizes, Cuisenaire Rods, to...
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June 07, 2019
A wedding in the Big Apple — is there anything else like it? With its iconic skyline and top-of-the-line ballrooms, caterers, photographers, and more, the popularity of getting married in NYC comes as no surprise. From born-and-bred New Yorkers planning a hometown wedding to out-of-town visitors who have always dreamed of a destination wedding in Manhattan, New York City hosts some 115,000 weddings every year. However, picturesque weddings don’t just happen — there’s some planning that needs to be done!  The Timeline of a Manhattan Wedding The most popular wedding venues in New York City book up far in advance—especially for dates...
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