This iconic 4-star hotel, built in 1928, is one block from Times Square and features modern-art installations and a sleek cocktail lounge
Hotel at a Glance: Row NYC
Designed in 1928 by notable theater architect Herbert J. Knapp, Row NYC looks like it belongs in an art museum—and it feels like one inside as well. Modern-art installations can be spotted throughout the interior: it has displayed an animated light sculpture by video artist Yorgo Alexopoulos and photographs of New York street scenes. There was even a photo booth that spliced images with iconic photos by paparazzo Ron Galella and generated the shots as a GIF animation. Named 1 of the best 35 hotels in NYC by Condé Nast Traveler readers, the 4-star hotel is encased in a sleek array of stainless steel, dark wood, and glass in Times Square.
- Notable culinary complex: City Kitchen is a food market featuring vendors from across New York. Grub Street called it the “massive new food hall that Times Square has been waiting for” and Zagat rated it the Best Food Hall in NYC.
- Onsite café: District M is a European-style café by day, and a cocktail bar serving pizzas and offering entertainment by night.
- What’s nearby? Times Square and Broadway theaters are within a few blocks.
- Get a workout at CYC fitness, an indoor-cycling center with plenty of bikes to go around.
- Glam & Go: a beauty bar with quick hairstyling services
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.