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Manhattan Skyline: Stark-White Oculus and Dumbo Neighbourhood

manhattan skyline: But way-downtown can feel sleepy once the sun goes down, so here are two more appealing newcomers the Whitby, on a relatively quiet block in Midtown, and the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighbourhood, which boasts a cinematic view of the Manhattan skyline, according to Toronto Star. Both have excellent personal service, easy access to the city's greatest hits, and a lot of soul. Visiting finance types looking to base themselves in lower Manhattan may be tempted to book into the retro-inspired Beekman hotel or the minimalist Four Seasons Downtown, which looks straight onto Calatrava's stark-white Oculus and both would be wise choices. The Design The Whitby If you've ever stayed at a Firmdale hotel such as the Crosby Street in New York or Ham Yard in London you'll recognize owner-designer Kit Kemp's signature style of colour, texture, and whimsy. They're also flooded with natural light, thanks to enormous casement windows that run nearly from wall to wall and floor to ceiling, with generous sitting areas and walk-in closets. The rooms have quirky British art and upholstered headboards that stretch almost to the 9 -foot-tall ceilings. ( As reported in the news.