Comfort Inn Midtown West
548 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 586-0400
Fax: (212) 586-0404
548 West 48th Street, New York, NY, US, 10036
- Phone: (212) 586-0400
- Fax: (212) 586-0404
Arts & Museums
Founded over 30 years ago, the Irish Arts Center remains one of New York's leading non-profit organizations. This inviting three-story building just outside the Theater district, combines various aspects of Irish culture for all to enjoy. Irish film, theater, music, dance, language, history, literature, visual arts, and more are made accessible to people of all backgrounds and ages. The IAC offers a wide range of instructional Irish culture classes and features performances in its beautiful 99-seat theater.
La Boîte, the brainchild of chef Lior Lev Sercarz, dealing exclusively with spices and biscuits, is located in Manhattan's Hell Kitchen neighborhood. The inception of La Boîte began dates back to 2006, when Sercarz created a range of French biscuits. His travels around the world enabled him to get acquainted with various spices. Finally in 2011 he could boast of his own store where visitors can purchase not only his creations but also imported spices. But this place turned out to be more than just a spice and biscuit shop, it also functions as an art gallery with a rotating collection of works on display.
Walk the deck of the 900-foot (274-meter) aircraft carrier Intrepid, best known for its role in World War II, and witness thought-provoking exhibits on aviation, and deep sea and space exploration. Tour a submarine and take a virtual flight, in addition to viewing vintage and modern airplanes parked wing to wing. The interactive programs and events are designed for all ages and guarantee an educational yet fun experience. The stunning interiors and the panoramic views on the outside make The Intrepid a must-visit.
Affirmation Arts is truly dedicated to the development and growth of fine arts. This venue holds a number of exhibitions and displays by many famous as well as amateur artists. The contemporary architecture and decor adds to the beauty of this place. It houses studios, galleries and office spaces that are available on rent. The venue is quiet spacious and is well maintained. The events calender is usually full with a number of events lined up, it's advisable to call up in advance to inquire about specific shows.
Discovery Times Square carries the baton of the Discovery group that works towards giving you great experiences. With a rotating group of exhibitions related to history, science, astronomy, entertainment and more, visitors will love being immersed in the fascinating displays. Past exhibits have delved into the topics of King Tut, Leonardo da Vinci, the Titanic, Pompei, even Harry Potter! Discovery Times Square truly has something for everyone.
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.
Changing exhibits of major works of art and permanent collections make up this intriguing gallery.
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.
This Manhattan museum is housed in a modern building with a resemblance to that of a Tetris game. All aspects of design, and every medium of art, are represented at this impressive museum. Whether it's architecture, interior design, fashion or folk crafts, the collections here encompass much of American object art. The museum also offers a wide range of workshops, programs and tours, giving anyone a chance to join in, whether you're an art student or a casual visitor.
Located in a historic building since 1892, the Arts Students League has nurtured artists for over a century. Offering classes and studio space, the history of the New York art world is ever present here past students, instructors and lecturers have included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Childe Hassam and Georgia O'Keefe. The second floor gallery houses their permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions. The concourse exhibits works by League students.
Do not worry if you are at a loss for words, it happens regularly here. A trip here will give you a glimpse of how interesting scriptures can be. Get a visual image of familiar Biblical parlance and study the Jewish lifestyle way back when the Son of God split time (BC & AD). And if you do not understand the display, the museum staff will be glad to help you.
Garrett Studio at The Barrow Group Theater Company is an out and out surreal world of paintings that have a nihilistic edge to them. You pick any painting here, and you would be able to draw an immediate aggressive hint to it. Though not everybody likes such strong and bold paintings, some, who do like them are staunch patrons indeed! Paying a visit here would be a great idea. Check website or call them for more details on current and upcoming events.