Comfort Inn Times Square South Area
305 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 268-3040
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Built in 2007, this skyscraper is home to The New York Times Company, which publishes the popular newspaper of the same name as well as 18 others. Standing at 1046 feet (319 meters) tall, the 52-story building is tied with The Chrysler Building as the third tallest building in New York City. The 52 floors add up to provide nearly 1.6 million square feet (148,645 square meters) of floor space. The building has also gained attention due to climbers scaling the building on multiple occasions.
Even though it measures just about 1 square mile (2.59 square kilometers), Garment District in Midtown is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Big Apple. Located between the Fifth Avenue and West Village area of Manhattan, the locality is best known for the large number of fashion labels and brands that are found here. Ever since the beginning of the 20th Century, it was this neighborhood that was home to several showrooms, warehouses and other production quarters, all dedicated to clothing and fashion, making New York the fashion capital of the country.
Walk down west 42nd Street and you can find yourself at Pier 83. And if you do, then do stick around and explore the place. There are many things to do in this area, right from simple walks to dining at restaurants. If you feel like doing something adventurous, you can go for a cruise in one of the cruise services available nearby. A definite sightseeing spot, it is also in close proximity to the coolest shopping spots in the city.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
Located in one of the spookiest buildings of the city, Times Scare is a unique attraction. The place provides tours of the haunted building, where once a gruesome killer claimed many lives. Even if you are a brave heart, this tour will send chills down your spine. The state-of-the-art decor that adorns the interiors of the venue is worth many praises and creates an authentic experience. The Killer Bar which is an on-site lounge serves inventive cocktails in an equally petrifying setting. If you like an adventure of a different kind, you will enjoy the eerie atmosphere at Times Scare.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.
A prime feature on Manhattan's signature skyline is the Candler Building. Owned by the Paramount Group and built in the year 1914 by the Coca-Cola brand, this skyscraper features on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the heart of Times Square and is a fine specimen of the city's architecture. It is home to a restaurant and several commercial spaces.
This 33 storey colossal clock-tower in the middle of Times Square is one of New York City's most popular attractions. Built in the year 1926, the pyramid-shaped monument was home to the 3,600 seat Paramount Theater. Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby all graced the stage here at some point in time; that is Paramount's historic trivia for you. By the year 1964, the doors closed to make way for the corporate clan. A lot of offices have sprung up within Paramount's premises in recent years and it now houses the WWF entertainment complex along with a restaurant, retail store and nightclub.
The glass walled MTV studio is a hub of buzzing entertainment activities, where several musical and other glamorous productions take place. This studio has hosted several stars like Beyonce and Pete. Very well-equipped, this studio is popular for its celebrity clientèle and has witnessed production of several well-known programs. For further information on this venue, please check the website.
This major transportation hub sits under Madison Square Garden. Penn Station accommodates Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit railroad lines, not to mention a major subway station. Not surprisingly, it can get overwhelmingly crowded, especially at rush hour. The original 1910 Pennsylvania Station was a splendid beaux-arts building complete with a glass roof, marble floors and a resplendent lobby. Tragically, it was demolished to make way for the new Madison Square Garden.
Located in the heart of Times Square, this theater and National Historic site has served as one of New York's premier non-profit performance spaces since 1921. Everyone from Duke Ellington to Merle Haggard has performed within these walls. Programs, which are offered year round, include music, dance, film, lecture, and drama.
Named after the New York Times, which moved its office here in 1924, Times Square is a vibrant, neon-lit area in the heart of the Theater District. Over the years, this area has transformed with an increasing number of hotels, office towers and commercial businesses that have sprung up here. Mega stores and theme restaurants have also set up shop, famously including the Hard Rock Cafe, Walt Disney Studio and the M&M's World. Times Square remains the city's favorite venue for New Year's Eve, with a huge street party hosted every year highlighted by a glittering ball dropped from Times Tower. The Times Square Alliance which was founded in 1992, works for the betterment and promotion of this most popular New York city attraction.