Wednesday, December 5, 2012


December 5, 1961 

New York City (JFK+50) After having met with the National Security Council today, President John F. Kennedy flew to New York City.

The President attended the National Football Foundation Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel & gave a speech at the dinner along with entertainer Bob Hope.  

JFK was presented with the Foundation's gold medal.

After the dinner, the President retired to the Carlyle Hotel for the evening.*

*JFK owned a 2 bedroom duplex "penthouse" suite on the 34th floor at the Carlyle at 35 E. 76th Street.  His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., had also owned a suite there.  

JFK owned his suite in the 10 years before his death.  

JFK+50 Note:

The JFK suite was purchased for $12.5 million by the heiress to the Hyatt Hotel fortune.  

Today, a room at the Carlyle has a rate of about $500 a night.

Below is a photograph of one of JFK's rockers that he used in his suite at the Carlyle.