Travel + Leisure

First Look: The New Renwick Hotel is Bringing Artistry Back to Midtown New York; Creatives have long since fled Midtown Manhattan, now a sanitized sea of corporate high-rises and big-name businesses, for New York’s grittier downtown neighborhoods and outer boroughs. But it wasn’t always this way: in a quaint brick building on East 40th Street, luminaries like John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann, and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and created, producing some of their most inspired work just steps from Grand Central Terminal.