1.  There Are 6 Beehives Atop A Waldorf Astoria Roof Deck

More than 300,000 bees in six active hives make honey on a rooftop deck twenty stories up. When bee keeping in our city became legal in 2010, the hotel enlisted a full-time beekeeper who set up the hives and extracts the honey used in the hotel restaurants.

Located at 100 East 50th Street, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel became a New York City Landmark in 1993. A historic tour is offered each Thursday and Saturday, which includes lunch in the Peacock Alley Lounge.

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  1. Mark Bender Reply

    Many years ago, placards in subway cards had interesting facts regarding New York. One in particular related to The Waldorf Astoria and is never mentioned these days. According to the placard,The Waldorf Astoria masonry does not actually touch the sidewalk. The building has a space of about an inch all around the building where it “almost” meets the sidewalk and was built this way to reduce vibration from the trains running under it.

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