Econo Lodge Times Square
302 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 246-1991
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Founded in 1902, this church is an integral part of the Theater District. In 1920, St. Malachy's Church experienced an influx of actors, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, and tourists filling the seats, replacing the types of parishioners St. Malachy's had seen in previous years. In 1991, Father Michael C. Crimmins was named pastor and put forth immense effort to fund repairs for the church. A new roof, restoration of the interior, cleaning of the exterior and heating and air conditioning systems have made St. Malachy Church a beautiful place to pray.
The Father Duffy Square is the northern end of Times Square, New York. Over the years, it has served as a stage for public rallies and has been a popular tourist attraction. A profound reason for its fame has also been the availability of theater tickets at reduced prices. The former 50-foot (15-meter) high plaster statue, referred to as Purity, was a striking feature. The autumn of 2008 marked the opening of the modern design of Duffy Square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 is a must for any visitor to New York City. The official visitors' bureau is innovative with a Video Wall where you can view photos or hear advice about what to do in New York. The center also provides the most up-to-date information on where to go, what do and what to see. There is a multilingual service for foreign-speaking visitors and touch-screen information kiosks for creating itineraries and navigating the city. The center is conveniently located at the edge of the Midtown Theater District.