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New Yorker Hotel's 75th Anniversary Gala and Historic Re-Lighting of its Two-Story Sign

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New Yorker Hotel's 75th Anniversary Gala
Historic Re-Lighting of its Two-Story Sign

New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Toll Free, US and Canada: 1-866-800-3088

A Photo-Essay

(See a Tour of the Re-Furbished New Yorker Hotel)
(See a Press Release of the Historic Sign - Re-Lighting Event)

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 8, 2005


As a child, growing up in suburban Boston, I used to stay with my family at the New Yorker Hotel for winter vacations and Broadway shows, Chinatown, shopping, and the annual visit to the Empire State Building, almost just across the street. The New Yorker Hotel has always had special memories for me and for my family, but tonight I was celebrating the special memories of people who used to sing at the New Yorker, people who used to manage the New Yorker, and people who currently keep the New Yorker as a showcase hotel for tourists and diplomats, athletes and business executives.

Tonight the New Yorker threw itself an extravagant VIP reception in honor of the re-lighting of a two-story sign that had been dark since 1967. According to the New Yorker's press release, "The new sign, which uses the same kind of LED technology employed on the giant television screens of Times Square, will use just 15 percent of the electricity that a neon sign would consume. The new sign one of the largest LED signs in the world was designed with painstaking attention to detail, and will be as bright as the original 1930s sign."

Tom McCaffrey, Director, Marketing & Sales, and Kevin H. Smith, Executive VP and General Manager, as well as Dr. Charles Yang, President, New Yorker Hotel Management Company, were instrumental in the organization and coordination of this momentous occasion. Now the New York skyline has another jewel shining, and the lights on the Hudson have extra colors and sparkle. Photos below of the 75th Anniversary VIP Reception exemplify the festivities and mood. When you're planning a week or a weekend on the town, whether for business or leisure or both, check New Yorker's website above for rates and availablity. Then, you, too, can be part of New Yorker's 75th Anniversary Season.



Tom McCaffrey, Director, Marketing & Sales, Greets the Crowd
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Jean Cummins, singer with the New Yorker Hotel house band in the 1930's; Alan Ostroff, NYU; Pat Hitz-Bradshaw, grand-daughter of Ralph Hitz, the New Yorker Hotel's 1st Exec. V.P. and General Manager; and Kevin H. Smith, the current Exec. V.P. and General Manager
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Alan Ostrof and Dr.Charles Yang, President, New Yorker Hotel Management Co.
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Sign Officially Is Lit
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Sign Officially Is Lit
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Celebration Is On!
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New York Pretzels are Served
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sabrett Frankfurters are Served
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Crab Claws are Served
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Being Serenaded
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



The Sushi Bar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Adem and Laje Sinanaj, Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Dessert Table
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Actively Networking
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Tom McCaffrey and Yvonne White-Collins, Tourico Holidays
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower and Steve Weinrebe



Busy Frankfurter Stand
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Ron Swidler, Sr V.P., The Getty's Group;(back to camera) Patrick Breen, V.P. Owner Relations, Ramada Hotel; Alan Ostroff; Tom McCaffrey
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Peter Ross, Manhattan Center Studios, and His Group
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Salad Table
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Candid of the Caterers
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Mark Stever, Pres. LED Solutions, the company that built and installed the new New Yorker sign, and Tom McCaffrey
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Joanne Stever and Mark Stever
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Patrick Breen; Mr. and Mrs. Ostroff
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Active Networking
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Tom McCaffrey Greets the Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Memorabilia
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Robert Gaeta, Resident Rooms Division Manager, and Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



John Muller, IT Systems Manager, and Colleague
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



The Entertainment Continues
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Kevin H. Smith, Peter Ross, and Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



New Yorker Hotel's New Sign in the Skyline on the Hudson
Photo courtesy of New Yorker Hotel


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net