Comfort Inn Times Square West
343 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 767-0223
Fax: (212) 767-0224
A really cool, hipster beer pub, Beer Culture is located on 45th Street, in Hell's Kitchen. With several local beers on tap, and many other bottled crafts and drafts on offer as well, this place is haven for beer patriots of the city. What's even cooler is that the place doubles up as a beer shop where you can score some super brews. To nosh while enjoying these refreshing pints and growlers, there is a selection of scrumptious paninis, bratwursts and meats and cheese platters.
More an international mission than a simple boutique, Domus manages to pack a world's worth of artisan goods into their small Hell's Kitchen location. Each year owners Luisa Cerutti and Nicki Lindheimer travel to a different far-off region of the globe in hunt of handmade goods produced by local craftspeople. Now shoppers can find anything from Afghan soaps to Zulu baskets, all sourced directly from the makers of these quality goods. Best of all, Domus passes little of its curating costs to customers, allowing guests to find the perfect gift in a wide price range.
Formerly known as REC Video, Blockbuster, this is not. This small Hell's Kitchen independent video store specializes in hard-to-find cult films whether they be Anime, Blaxploitation, Kung-fu or creature features. They also offer plenty of classic films from the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60s and nostalgia television. Like most independent video stores, they have an adult section, but here it is mostly adult cartoons, vintage erotica and other exotic titles.
Probably the classiest gift shop in New York City, Theater Circle sells items of interest to the serious Broadway lover. The store is decorated with wood paneling and chandeliers and stocks books, posters and CDs from Broadway shows past and present. The store does carry stuff of interest to the tourist, like T-shirts, toys and posters, but it also serves the theater community with books, scripts, librettos and sheet music. Theater Circle counts many Broadway actors, directors and musicians among its clientele.
Delphinium Home caters to the up-and-coming Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, allowing nearby residents to decorate their living spaces with any number of bright and fun products on offer. Quirky clocks, mugs and candles are just a few products in Delphinium's collection, each product suited to particular design tastes that let shoppers put their mark on their surroundings. With reasonably priced wares and something for everyone, Delphinium is a worthwhile shop for the traveler looking to pick up a trinket for friends back home.
Located in close proximity to attractions like Times Square and the Theatre District, The Food Emporium is the area's one-stop-shop for food. At this store, you can buy anything from sushi to baked goods. There is a full-scale seafood counter as well. The supermarket also offers home delivery.
Shop at one of the world’s top-rated shopping streets for antiquated pieces of home decor, clothing, jewelry and furniture. The crowd that comes here to shop on a normal day includes artists, art collectors and celebrities who look for a rare piece of treasure, or a black and white photograph. The stretch is, not surprisingly, very touristy, but the vendors are friendly and not really pushy. Located near Times Square, the market is open on all Saturdays and Sundays; note the clause: favorable weather.
Tagg is a unique men's boutique in the heart of the Hell's Kitchen district, providing an unparalleled mix of fashion and fun to shoppers who span from mod to prep. The spartan warehouse interior features myriad designer brands of shirts, pants, jeans, accessories and more. Brands such as Fred Perry, Paul Frank and Cheap Monday are just some of the ultra-hip offerings available, although there are always new cutting edge fashions gracing the shop. Ranging from classy to casual, Tagg is the ultimate destination for fashion forward men in search of new apparel and accessories.
This upscale market became so popular so quickly that the owners opened two other locations (one on the Eastside and one in the Wall Street area). The store offers a bevy of gourmet foods, including a prepared food bar. The seafood and meat selections are incredible, as are the fresh baked breads section and a wide array of olives by the pound. Always fresh, their fruits and vegetables are sold at farmers' market prices. Offering many ethnic foods and cooking supplies from Italian to Thai, a visit to the Amish is always a treat. Catering menu is also available.
As the name suggests, this bookstore carries a wide variety of Polish language books for children and adults as well as Polish newspapers and magazines. The Polish American Bookstore & Art Gallery also stocks some lovely arts and crafts by Polish artisans. It is owned and operated by the Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, publishers of Nowy Dziennik, The Polish American Daily News.
Grand Slam New York is located in Times Square and is famous for its New York Yankees line and NYC souvenirs. This two level store has got a massive collection of souvenirs and clothing of Hello Kitty, Betty Boop, and different super heroes, movies, TV shows and music artists in their lower level. You will find all kind of sports memorabilia on the upper floor. This store has been around for 50 years and is much loved by the locals and around. You will find amazing souvenirs that will just take your breath away at very low prices. You can also order online from anywhere in the world. Grand Slam is warm and welcoming to everyone who comes there.
Completely unmarked save for a small letter board in the front window, Nepenthes is an ultra-trendy Garment District boutique catering to in-the-know fashionistas who chase after this cult-like Japanese brand. Nepenthes primarily deals in Engineered Garments, their signature label that has produced a rugged line of Americana wear. High quality plaid flannels and gleaming white work shirts with nacre snap buttons pair stylishly with durable raw denim jeans or breathable cotton khakis, each product sensibly priced to allow high fashion for less cash. A wide range of accessories are on offer as well, providing the finishing touch to your new look. Although the vast majority of Nepenthes' products are for men, there is a small section of clothing produced by FWL, a female alternative to Engineered Garments.