New York Hotels Confront the Broadway Strike
The stagehand's strike that's crippled Broadway doesn't seem to be affecting hotels just yet. (The same can't be said for restaurants in the Theater District.) We called around to get the scoop, and so far, concierges say upset guests are the worst of the fallout.
At the W Times Square, a concierge says he's already got a Rolodex full of alternate activities for theater-goers:
People are coming up to us about every 10 minutes. A lot of them are very disappointed. There are about 10 shows still playing, so there's that. [Ed note: There are 8.] Other than that, it depends on what they're interested in: Off Broadway shows, Radio City shows, Madison Square Garden shows, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, museums.
And a concierge at The Muse Hotel reports about the same:
Some of my guests have been very lucky, they have tickets for the shows that are on. Others, well, they're upset, but it's not too bad. We recommend alternate things, Radio City, museums. No one really blew their tops at us, thank heavens!