New York offers latest luxury: Five-star ‘outdoor bedroom’ atop skyscraper

For the not-so-insignificant price of $1,995 (1,500 euros) a night, the AKA Central Park promises a five star outdoor bedroom, 17 floors up, complete with a queen-size bed, candle-lit dinner, fireplace, romantic snacks, and a giant telescope to admire the stars in the city that never sleeps. To the strains of live jazz guitar, Brazilians, Australians, Emiratis, and even New Yorkers spend the night doing what travel agents call urban glamping short for glamorous camping. This experience made me never want to go traditional camping again, one guest at the AKA, Jennifer Semeter, told AFP. Born of a desire to enjoy the great outdoors without missing out on the pleasures of a comfortable mattress the trend towards luxury camping has only recently taken hold in New York, after the exceptionally harsh winter of 2011. Our guests started to get that kind of cabin fever and really wanted to be able to have that outdoor experience, explained Susana Ramos, marketing manager for Affinia Gardens, which also offers open-air luxury accommodation in Manhattan. But the guests werent looking to rough (source) it: After such a crazy snow storm, they really wanted to have a warm, summery, outdoor experience, she said.
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Luxury home: New 6-bedroom in Bethesda

Upstairs, the master suite has a tray ceiling in the bedroom, two oversized walk-in closets, and a luxurious master bath with ceramic tile flooring, two vanities with granite counters flanking a corner soaking tub, recessed lighting and an oversized shower with a seat and a frameless glass enclosure. The second bedroom has a private full bath and a walk-in closet, while the third and fourth bedrooms share a connecting bath with two vanities. These two bedrooms each have a walk-in closet. The upper level also has a laundry room with ceramic tile flooring, cabinets and counter space. The loft level has a fifth bedroom with two double-door closets and an adjacent full bath.
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Child With Life-Threatening Illness Receives New Bedroom

They’re all here for one reason. Her name is MacKay Campbell. The seven-year-old has lymphatic malformation. The life-threatening condition swells her throat, making it hard to breathe. “We both have been touched by the loss of a child who had an illness,” Tina Williquette said.
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Sold!: Six-Bedroom Northington Drive Modern Colonial Home Sells for $1M

When he looked at the room, he cried, his mother said. Hes a lot happier now. Zambranos room was the latest project completed by an altruistic Queens couple that renovates bedrooms for disabled children. Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin and her husband Alex run the non-profit Blissful Bedrooms, which has completed 12 makeovers solely from Internet donations and a troupe of volunteers enlisted from Craigslist ads. The unexpected beauty has been all these people helping out, she said. We love seeing the grassroots nature of it. Since disabled children are often confined to their rooms by their afflictions they should be as comfortable as possible, she said.
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Astoria couple adds some ‘Bliss’ to disabled children’s lives with new bedrooms

Mikulec and Jessica C. Lee, sold July 30. $233,000, 17 Sycamore Ln. Raymon Smithberger to Angela Fusaro, sold July 31. $310,000, 47 Sunnybrook Dr. Janet R.
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