Hotel at a Glance: The Parc Hotel
Though check-in starts at 3 p.m., guests might want to wait until sundown for their first look at the brand-new Parc Hotel. That's when the building truly comes alive, with blue, indigo, and purple lights illuminating the building's modern frame. Just two blocks from the Queens hotel, the 7 subway line will whisk you into Midtown Manhattan in just 30 minutes.
- Sweeping Manhattan views: Take in the city from the rooftop lounge which opens on May 29th.
- Contemporary accommodations: Each guest room features Plush Sleep Experience bedding, a Nespresso machine, a mini fridge, and free WiFi.
- Start the day right with a complimentary international breakfast.
- Break a sweat in the onsite fitness center.
Flushing, Queens: Diverse NYC Neighborhood Home to Museums and Stadiums
Flushing is located in the northern part of Queens, the easternmost and largest borough of New York City. This is considered one of the country’s most ethnically diverse places, so much so that the 7 train, which connects Queens to Manhattan, is often referred to as the International Express. The train runs through neighborhoods nicknamed Little Colombia, Little India, and Jamaica, each with its own cultural institutions and family-run restaurants.
Built for the 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows Corona Park is Queen’s largest public park and also the site of the US Open tennis championships in late August and early September. Here, you’ll find a botanical garden, a zoo, and the New York Hall of Science, which contains Space Race–era rockets and more than 450 interactive exhibits. The nearby Queens Museum houses the beloved Panorama of the City of New York, an 890,000-piece scale model of the five boroughs. Citi Field, the New York Mets ballpark that opened in 2009, is just down the street.
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