Day 9 – Essex House

160 Central Park South

A beautiful, historic art deco building, Essex House has one of the most iconic and easily identifiable outlines overlooking Central Park. It’s not hard to spot with its enormous red lettering visible from halfway up the park.
Summer is now in full swing in New York and the park is heaving, the horse and carriages are doing a roaring trade (after a very long and cold winter) and tourists are swarming. Parts of Central Park South were almost blocked by the busyness.

But for those authors who drift in and out of the hustle and bustle of the city looking for a place to write, may I recommend Essex House. Art deco magnificently restored, large, sun-filled windows overlooking the park, white leather lounges and decent coffee. Suits me, sir.

Today’s word count: 2420

Word count to date: 25,458

  • Just in case you forget the name of your hotel

  • The Author (looking a little smug) and WIP on a gorgeous summer’s day overlooking the park

  • The lobby – where I moved after the cafe closed

  • Unobstructed views north across the park

  • Wollmann rink in Central Park with Essex House beyond

  • The passageway to 58th street