By Terry Trucco
As we breeze into the holiday home stretch, what better time to blow off an afternoon or evening with a fortifying drink, wintery exercise or seasonal visuals? Here are five hotels to check out even if you’re not checking in.
Hirschfeld at The Algonquin Caricature maestro Al Hirschfeld wasn’t an official member of The Algonquin’s vaunted Vicious Circle of wags and wits. But that seems an oversight. He drew them all — critic Alexander Woolcott, New Yorker editor Harold Ross, serial quipper Dorothy Parker and outer-orbiters like Harpo Marx and Tallulah Bankhead. Through January 6, 25 of his finest portraits, all with Round Table ties, gaze down upon lobby, trading virtual bon mots from their perch above the wood wainscoting. The Algonquin, 59 West 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues; 212 840.6800