GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a big week for Long Island’s most famous hotel as it celebrates its 140th anniversary, WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

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Many famous people have stayed at the historic Garden City Hotel, according to General Manager Grady Colin, including one he is only now talking about.

“I guess I can talk about it now. Michael Jackson, when he needed to get away from the media, he came here and stayed for a month. [He] rented the entire penthouse floor for himself and his entourage and kind of just relaxed and hit out for a while,” Colin said.

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As Xirinachs reported, other celebrity guests include the Kenedys, the Astors and the Vanderbilts. Soap opera star Susan Lucci met her husband at the hotel when she worked as a waitress and hostess back in the 1960s, WCBS 880 reported.

The Garden City Hotel has also played host to a number of racing heroes during the Belmont Stakes.

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