Talk:Manhattan/Midtown East

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M&M'S World

I have moved the obviously promotional language about this place here (see below). As a New Yorker, I have never heard of this place and, based on the description, it sounds like it may be nothing more than a souvenir shop, one of many devoted to different brands in this city. If anyone believes this is in fact an interesting or significant attraction, please feel free to savagely edit the text below for a non-promotional tone:

Michael 23 December, 2006, 13:55 (UTC)

I have been to thye Flatotel and did'nt think it was that great. 18:58, 23 June 2008 (EDT)

Empire State Building[edit]

Anyone notice that the ESB is not technically within the boundaries of this district (since it supposedly ends at 34th Street)? (WT-en) LtPowers 16:04, 30 April 2012 (EDT)

Heh, I was just coming here to note the ESB's downgrade. Anyway, I noticed that myself when I was making the map...still, I wouldn't think of moving it - the ESB is very much part of Midtown and defines the Midtown skyline. Besides, it's only just outside the district as we've defined it. (WT-en) PerryPlanet Talk 17:31, 30 April 2012 (EDT)
I totally agree it belongs in Midtown. Was there a compelling reason for drawing the boundary at 34th Street? (WT-en) LtPowers 09:02, 1 May 2012 (EDT)
I have no idea. Looking back at the discussion over districts, it seems like 34th was suggested as the border and it was just adopted from there on. I'm not that familiar with Manhattan, but I suppose it's a prominent enough street that it just seemed like the natural choice for a dividing line. (WT-en) PerryPlanet Talk 11:10, 1 May 2012 (EDT)

Buy listings[edit]

If anyone wants to spend some time doing a valuable task, the "Buy" listings aren't close to adequate for a neighborhood with so many prominent department and other stores of all sorts. I think that there is a long way to go before this article can be given Guide status. What I'd like to see is a long, annotated list of prominent stores that's subdivided into different categories, such as "Jewelry, clothing and accessories"; "Perfume"; "Sporting goods"; "Food," which would cover food to take out only, such as the Japanese pastry shop that I believe is still in Rockefeller Center and also La Maison du Chocolat; "Electronics" (which is where the Apple store would go, if it's below 59th St., which I believe it is); "Miscellaneous" - or something like that. But first, let's get more stores listed. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:06, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Rename to Midtown East?[edit]

Most New Yorkers would think of the area around Times Square, Penn Station and the Theater District as part of Midtown. Maybe we should rename this article to Manhattan/Midtown East? sumone10154(talk) 01:23, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't think there's any New Yorker who doesn't think of the western part of Midtown as Midtown. I agree with your suggestion. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:26, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Any further comments or demurrals from anyone? I'm not too comfortable acting on a consensus of two. Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:04, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
It certainly seems reasonable; it's confusing to have "Midtown" be both a grouping of districts and a single neighborhood within that grouping. I didn't comment before because I didn't have any objection. Powers (talk) 12:42, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
No objections here; makes sense to me. PerryPlanet (talk) 13:54, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thanks, everyone. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Policy on listing a hotel that is opening soon[edit]

I was wondering what the policy is for listing hotels that are opening soon. Would the community prefer the listing only be added after people can stay in the rooms or would the fact they are taking reservations for when they do open be enough to say they are open? VerbInteractive (talk) 19:47, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I think it's probably best to wait till it's open, but let's see what others think. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:52, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
As this seems to be a global issue, it might best be discussed in the pub? Hobbitschuster (talk) 20:08, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I usually create a full listing when the hotel starts taking reservations, but I'm usually working on Walt Disney World resort hotels, about which there's a lot to say even before they start taking reservations. Powers (talk) 01:57, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I started the conversation in the Pub, let's see what the rest of the community says.VerbInteractive (talk) 13:11, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
From what I can gather from the pub conversation, because they are accepting reservations they can be considered open, the big concern seems to be Touting. I have listed the hotel, Baccarat, the first night people will be sleeping n the Hotel is March 9th, but they have been accepting reservations for a while now. Please review my posting and let me know if anyone sees any issues. VerbInteractive (talk) 18:37, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
I tweaked the "The hotel is known..." part; obviously our main concern is that this place isn't well-known enough to have developed a reputation. But that's a easy fix. :)
Also, as an administrator, can I say how nice it is to see a hotel representative do their due diligence per Wikivoyage rules? My thanks are in order for checking in with our community to get clarification on this gray area of our rules. PerryPlanet (talk) 20:17, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the tweak, your edit makes perfect sense. I guess something along the lines of the Brand Knows would have made more sense from our end, but I see no reason to change how you have edited it. VerbInteractive (talk) 15:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)