Fashionable 4-star hotel two blocks from the Empire State Building and Macy’s Herald Square and within walking distance of Times Square
Hotel at a Glance: The Gregory Hotel New York
This 4-star boutique hotel takes inspiration from fashionable Midtown Manhattan landmarks like 5th Avenue and Macy’s Herald Square. A chic black-and-white color scheme in guest rooms is punctuated by details such as embroidered ties that serve as Do Not Disturb signs and mini dress forms set atop the mini fridges. Framed clothing designs adorn the walls, and provided sketchbooks let visitors imagine their own pieces.
- Where to eat: Brendan’s Bar & Grill serves up American and Irish dishes including shepherd’s pie.
- Healthy habits: The fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
- Camera-ready looks are crafted with hair and makeup services at the salon.
- What’s nearby: A subway station and the Empire State Building are within two blocks.
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Nearby, the Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden, where installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.