4. Radio City Music Hall has a hidden apartment

Hidden Roxy apartment at Radio City
Photo Courtesy of MSG Entertainment

Aside from hosting the Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Rockefeller Center Rockettes, since 1933, Radio City Music Hall was originally a high-class entertainment venue, conceived to put Rockefeller Center on the map. Nestled within the “showplace of the nation,” a hidden apartment within the venue is now a spot used to entertain A-List guests.

The architect of Radio City Music Hall, Edward Durrell Stone, and its interior designer Donald Deskey, originally built the apartment inside Radio City for famous entertainer Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel. With the same Art Deco design, the apartment was the perfect place to entertain the greats of Hollywood’s golden era, such as Alfred Hitchcock, Samuel Goldwyn, and Olivia de Havilland. As reported by Atlas Obscura, the “20 foot high ceilings covered in gold leaf, and walls decorated floor to ceiling with plush drapes.” It is reportedly still in pristine condition.