Econo Lodge Times Square
302 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 246-1991
Fax: (212) 246-0263
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you simply love your M&M's, you can't miss the M&M's World store in Times Square. Apart from the succulent sweet treats on offer, the huge store has a dedicated range of products that let you declare your proclivity towards your favorite candy. From apparel and jewelry to home decor, souvenirs and plush toys, there's a stunning range of things to explore. Everything in and around the store, right from the huge M&M statue to an entire wall stacked with candies screams of M&M. It's enough to make the kids go wild.
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.
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.
The magical world of Disney comes to Times Square in the form of the Disney Store. This megastore opened in the city in 2010. Children can walk through the sparkling blue aisles as they make their way through the store, gazing at the displays of castles and Disney icons like Rapunzel, Ariel, Tinker Bell and more. Little boys can engage themselves in the attractions on the second floor, where you can find the Marvel Comics area, Buzz Lightyear super blasters and Lightning McQueen cars. Kids will love the Disney Store Theater and the Magic Mirrors. A variety of Disney merchandise including apparel, toys and figurines are available here. This is one store a child will never want to leave.
Forever 21's NYC flagship store is located at Times Square, one of the most enviable spots in the Big Apple! Situated right next to the Disney Store, spread over four stories and 90,000 square feet (8361.27 square meters), this outlet features the very latest and the best from the trendy, youthful brand. Open all week, from 8a to 2a, this boutique is quite sought for last minute clubbing-night shopping (what a lifesaver!). Expect to find some really rad clothes for men and women, there's also a wide collection of accessories, footwear, handbags and whatnots; this place has to be seen to be believed!
Gifts and souvenirs from many different Broadway shows are represented here in the form of posters, painted boxes, collector's dishes, books, sheet music, coasters, T-shirts, dolls and various other trinkets. Find your favorite show amongst the selection of cast recordings on compact disc. It is no surprise that a number of promotional items from Cats are on display, since the show ran for years next door at the Winter Garden Theater.