Waldorf-Astoria Hotel sous chef Josh Bierman inspects honey bees in hives Tuesday on the hotel's 20th-floor roof in New York City. The hotel plans to harvest its own honey and help pollinate plants in the skyscraper-heavy heart of the city. (Associated Press)
A passerby steps over lines taken down by a large tree, which was blown down by Tropical Storm Irene as it passed through the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
The Astoria has an open family room, center-island kitchen and breakfast area on the main level. Upstairs, the master bedroom has two walk-in closets and a bath with a shower. Two more bedrooms share a second bath.