Walking Midtown New York: The Waldorf-Astoria

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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

After arriving at Park Avenue, take a look at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. This New York landmark has been at this location since 1931. From 1893 to 1931, the original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was located at the site of the Empire State Building. The current structure takes up an entire city block, rising up 47 stories.

Cole Porter Piano
Cole Porter Piano, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

If you enter the hotel from Park Avenue, you climb some marble stairs to a large entrance lobby. Next to this is a cocktail lounge which features the piano that Cole Porter used to compose many of his songs. For much of his life, Cole Porter lived in the Waldorf-Astoria.

After leaving the Waldorf-Astoria, head South on Park Avenue.

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