By Terry Trucco
Today marks the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the horrific howler that scored a direct hit on New York, killing 61, leaving scores homeless and canceling the New York City Marathon.
Since this is a hotel blog, we’ll point out that Sandy’s high winds and raging waters closed a slew of hotels in lower Manhattan as well midtown, where the Parker-Meridien was among those endangered when a construction crane atop a luxury apartment tower came unhinged and dangled precariously over West 57th Street.
That was then. Not only did the hotels recover, but the Park Hyatt, situated high in that nascent 57th Street tower, opened earlier this year without a hitch, Sandy is a mere memory. (more…)