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Radio Guest List—The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn, New York—June 24, 2017

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This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is New York City’s largest and fastest growing borough, with over 2.6 million residents and 30 miles of shoreline, making it the ideal place for its newest, hippest hotel. The William Vale hotel features a 60-foot outdoor pool and a 22nd floor rooftop bar with views of the New York City skyline. It is also the newest location for the Southern Italian restaurant Leuca, headed by award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The William Vale Hotel.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

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Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian, reveals that Brooklyn owned the Dodgers before they relocated to Los Angeles. He recommends taking visitors to Victorian Flatbush, a historic community of homes that feature a great variety of architectural styles from Greek Revival to Japanese Cottage. He also suggests going to Nathan’s, where you will find the greasiest, most delicious hot dogs.

Carolyn Murnick, Senior Editor at New York Magazinedescribes the culinary explosion taking place in Brooklyn, where chefs are regarded as celebrities and food is synonymous with entertainment. She remarks that Brooklyn is constantly changing and there is always a new poke spot opening at every corner. She recommends using Grub Street, a daily food news resource. She also notes that you can’t visit Brooklyn without trying the local artisanal ice cream and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Freddie Pikovsky, Founder and CEO at Off Track Planet, explains that although Brooklyn was not historically attractive, artists were successful there. He remarks that Brooklyn was a place for people to experiment and fail before they succeed. He talks about how writing the Off Track Planet Travel Guide allowed him to rediscover Brooklyn, the place where he grew up. He also recommends his favorite local breakfast spot.

Sarah Zorn, Food Editor at Brooklyn Magazinediscusses Brooklyn’s food scene and shares some of her favorite spots. She also talks about the transformation of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods via gentrification and which areas are “the new, hip spots.”

Nick Liberis of Albo Liberis discusses the design process that went into the structural and landscape development of the William Vale Hotel, the eco-friendly glass that was used, and how the hotel itself fits perfectly in Williamsburg.

Roy Berger, President & CEO of MedjetAssist, talks about baseball history, his new book Big League Dream: The Sweet Taste Of Life In The Majors, what prompted him to write the book, and how he ended up playing with players he looked up to as a kid.

Alessandro Munge, Principal at Studio Munge & William Vale Interior Designer, discusses the vision behind the hotel’s interior design and how the walls are populated with local artists as a celebration of their work.

Scott McCartney, Travel Editor for The Wall Street Journal, discusses airline loyalty programs, the great variation in award availability, and which airlines are better or worse at making award seats available to passengers.

By Keefe Liu and Alessandra Bea for

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