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A Day in the Life of a Sustainability Intern

Jenni Moon

Dear Readers,

As the guest blogger for the upcoming year, I am thrilled to be able to share my adventures on working as the first ever Sustainability Management intern here at the InterContinental New York Barclay. I invite you to join me on this journey as this classic hotel-with all of its elegance, demure, history- turns into a model of excellence in urban sustainable hospitality.

For my first post, I thought it would be appropriate to reveal a little more about my own journey and how I came to pursue this exciting new endeavor.

From an early point in my days as a college freshman at Cornell-surrounded by esteemed professors and many of the brightest young minds in the country, I couldn’t help but ask the question: “What is it we’re trying to achieve with all of this hard work and dedication?”

As I pondered the meaning of life and continued to pursue a degree in hospitality management, there came the moment of clarity. One lecture was all it took for my mind to be hooked on the ideology that is sustainable hospitality-the new era of business where we not only factor in solutions to complex business issues, but we do so by incorporating economic, social and environmental factors. In that definition, I had found the answer to my question.

For “we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.”-Native American Proverb.

Sustainability is where our hard work and perseverance will pay off someday. In my mind, that day can’t come soon enough. For our planet is in a dire state and every action or inaction can determine generations to come.

As my interest in sustainability matured so did my desire to learn more. My interests took me as far as Australia to engage in field research on hotel certification programs of the Australian hotel industry. And today I am immersed in this burgeoning field of sustainability management as a graduate student in Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education and the Earth Institute.

Much like our hotel has stood the test of time, here @IC_NYBarclay we believe responsible business will help us continue serving our guests for generations to come while standing as a beacon to our surrounding community of New York City. If you are new to our blog, I ask you to browse through the Sustainability page located on our site, or simply click on the link to explore further-http://www.intercontinentalnybarclay.com/sustainability

Peace and sustainability to all,
Jenni

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Attend a New York Talk Show Taping

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For a fun and free way to experience NYC, attend a taping of one of the many talk shows filmed right here in Manhattan. Early morning, late night and every talk show in between is at your disposal for chance to catch the latest celebrity interviews, comedy, cooking demonstrations and more.

The best way to secure your seats is to request tickets ahead of time online or by phone. However standby tickets are generally always an option.

The best advice? Arrive early and be prepared to wait. In the end sitting through a live taping is worth it!

Here’s a list of the top shows with locations and arrival times for standby tickets.

The Today Show - 49th and Rockefeller Plaza. Stand outside from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for a chance to be seen in the crowd and meet the famous show hosts.

Good Morning America - Arrive at 44th and Broadway any Monday to Friday at 6:45 a.m. and stand on the audience guest line for standby tickets.

Live! With Kelly - ABC Lincoln Center Studios, 67th St and Columbus Avenue. Arrive no later than 8am for standby tickets.

The View - Anyone looking for tickets on show day must pick up a number from a View Audience Associate between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at their audience entrance, located at 320 W. 66th Street.

The Martha Stewart Show - Chelsea Studios 221 West 26th Street Between 7th and 8th Avenues.

The Rachael Ray Show - 222 East 44th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The arrival time to receive a standby voucher is 10:15 a.m. (for the 11:30 a.m. taping) and 2:15 p.m. (for the 4:00 p.m. taping).

The Tyra Banks Show - Chelsea Studios 221 West 26th Street.

The Late Show with David Letterman - Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway (Between 53rd and 54th Streets)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - For standby tickets, arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the taping under “NBC Studios” marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building).

Saturday Night Live - Possibly the most coveted show tickets around. If you do not enter the yearly lottery for tickets, stand-by tickets are distributed at 7:00 a.m. on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 733 11th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets. For standby tickets arrive by 400 p.m. at the studio, first come first serve.

The Colbert Report - You can sign up for stand-by tickets by lining up at 4pm at 513 W. 54th Street

*Note several shows have minimum age requirements or that anyone under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.

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Meet Our In The Know Concierge And His New York!

Uptown, Downtown, Eastside and West, Chef Concierge Domenic Alfonzetti shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path Big Apple treasures in this exciting new video. Follow Domenic as he highlights New York’s other breathtaking sites, coolest sounds and hidden places. Visit these and more on your next stay at the InterContinental New York Barclay. Our “In the Know” concierges are ready to help make your own special New York magic.

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