Econo Lodge Times Square
302 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 246-1991
Fax: (212) 246-0263
Arts & Museums
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.
Changing exhibits of major works of art and permanent collections make up this intriguing gallery.
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.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded by photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974. Now located on a dynamic two-part campus in midtown Manhattan, it stands amongst the nation's foremost museums dedicated to preserving the past and ensuring the future of art photography. With approximately 15 exhibitions each year, ICP presents an extensive array of historical and contemporary images by some of the most talented photographers in the world. The School of the International Center of Photography fosters study of the history, techniques, aesthetics and practices of photography in a wide range of programs. Check website for more details.
With three locations in New York City alone, Christie's is an international auction hours that still reigns as one of the largest and best in the world. Originally conceived solely as a fine art auction house, the company was started by James Christie in London in 1766. Though fine art still reigns here, more than 80 different categories are now included in its roster including books, cars, wine, furniture and jewelry. The house is open for free auction estimates by appointment.
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.
Displaying an extensive collection of locks and vaults used around the world, John M. Mossman Lock Collection is sure to impress you. The exhibits include samples from 4000 BCE to the 20th Century. Among these are more than 370 locks, keys and other special tools required for locking. Also on display are rare made-to-order locks, and almost all these locks have been known to preserve money behind their doors and safes. Open for visits, the museum's collection belongs to John M. Mossman, who had also written 'Lure of the Lock' a well-researched book on the history and mechanisms of locks.
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.
William S. Paley played a significant role in shaping radio and television broadcasting in the 20th Century. The Paley Center for Media is at the forefront of the ever-evolving global media and examines its effect on society. They are curators of over 150,000 television shows, radio productions and commercials, as well as key events in history like Neil Armstrong’s voice clip from the moon. Listen to radio programs from back in the day or watch re-runs of I Love Lucy, a feat that promises a nostalgic experience for entertainment history buffs and television junkies. Visitors can also glance through their collection on their online database.
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.
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.