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Welcome to New York City
Come discover all the history, culture and diversity that set us apart from the rest. Feel the energy that infuses our streets. Visit museums and galleries, enjoy Broadway shows. Shop for designer fashions or seek out a rare find. Dine in award-winning restaurants or savor ethnic cuisines at neighborhood eateries. The five boroughs are yours to explore. Search the Calendar of Events to see what's happening. Plan your trip to New York City. We can help at every step along the way, from making travel arrangements to booking accommodations to getting around once you're here. There are plenty of options to suit your needs. The City of New York is a city in the southern end of the state of New York and the most populous city in the United States of America. New York City is a global economic center, with its business, finance, trading, law, and media organizations having worldwide influence. New York is an important cultural center, with many museums, galleries, and performance venues. As the home of the United Nations, the city is a hub for international diplomacy. New York City comprises five boroughs, (each of which are coterminous with a county): The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. With over 8.2 million residents within an area of 322 square miles (830 km²), New York City is the most densely populated major city in North America.[3] The New York metropolitan area, with a population of 18.8 million, ranks among the largest urban areas in the world.[4] The city has many neighborhoods and landmarks known around the world. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. The city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Empire State Building and the former twin towers of the World Trade Center. The city is the birthplace of many American cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism in painting, and hip hop[5] along with the Tin Pan Alley in music. In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36 percent of its population was foreign born.[
Brill Building
The Brill Building, located at 1619 Broadway in Manhattan, was home to the publishing firm of Aldon Music. Aldon Music, formed by Don Kirshner and Al Nevins, was dedicated to creating songs focused on the teenager, but with the musical sophistication and professionalism of Tin Pan Alley. Songwriting teams from the Brill Building were the most prolific of the rock & roll era. Teams such as Goffin and King, Greenfield and Sedaka, and Mann and Weil focused songs on teenage experiences with lyrics that were believable, romantic and melodramatic, while the music was a simple melodic voice. As the teen market faded in 1965, the Brill Building songwriters began looking for more meaningful ways of songwriting and began to feel their demos were often better than those produced by the studio artists the record labels provided. Historically, there was very deep divide between the songwriter and the recording artist, and it was the writers from the Brill Building who first bridged that divide, becoming the first singer-songwriters.
Time Square
TIME SQUARE NEW YORK CITY Formed by the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42d Street, this famous square was named for the building there that formerly belonged to the New York Times. The building, located in the center of the square, is still famous for its band of lights that transmits up-to-the-minute news. Times Square and the adjacent area form one of the most concentrated entertainment districts in the nation, featuring legitimate theaters, motion picture houses, shops, newsstands, bars, and restaurants. When the New York Times erected a new building on 43rd Street in 1904, the neighborhood took on the name "Times Square." Just a few short years before, Longacre Square as it was then known, was considered a dangerous place where only those of ill repute would venture. A decade later, theater, vaudeville and cabaret migrated to the streets nearby, attracting much tourism by the 1920s. But the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression led to a sharp decline in theater attendance. Businesses needing something to draw people into the area, the notorious period of Times Square was born. It was mainly during the 60's and 70's that live nude shows, erotic bookstores, and x-rated movies occupied the area. By 1975 Times Square was being described as a 'sinkhole' by a daily New York newspaper. The crime rate sky rocketed causing Times Square to be the most dangerous place in the city, keeping tourists away. In the early 1980s, the city and business began to band together to make major efforts to restore the neighborhood to its former, more wholesome, reputation. By the late 1990's Times Square was restored to its intended glory. It is uniquely the only zone in the New York City where tenants are required to display bright signs. With 27,000 residents and an estimated 26 million annual visitors each year, Times Square has changed drastically since it's inauguration 100 years ago.
THe Time Hotel
THE TIME's design eschews convention. It is a treasure trove of delightful surprises, from hallway runners adorned with clocks to guest rooms dominated by one of three primary colors (red, blue and yellow), candy in-room coordinated to its color, and a color-inspired scent. As Tihany describes it, "The idea at THE TIME is to truly experience a color: see it, feel it, taste it, smell it and live it." If guests need further inspiration, they will find a postcard above the desk-referencing author Alexander Theroux on the essence of the room's color. Amenities reflect the needs of sophisticated travelers. Dual line telephones, high speed internet access, private voicemail, 18-hour room service, iron / board, in-room safe, Bose Wave Radio, bathrobe, Molton Brown toiletries. Design and Concept Boutique Hotel New York City THE TIME is a design boutique hotel in New York City unlike any other, delivering a unique blend of hospitality with intellectual and sensory stimulation. Renowned designer, Adam D. Tihany has created THE TIME to coax your senses to mingle, to experience new sensations, and understand how color influences your mood and affects your day. From the entry of the hotel, a two-story gleaming facade leading to a modern, cosmopolitan lobby and lounge, through the fascinating multilingual news broadcasts in every guest floor corridor, to the color theory provocation in each guest room, THE TIME offers a most memorable hotel experience. Boutique Hotel New York City Inspired by Alexander Theroux's book, The primary Colors, Tihany designed each guest room of THE TIME randomly using one of the three primary colors -- red, blue and yellow, featured on an otherwise muted palette.
Angus McIndoe
"The Broadway experience isn't complete without a trip to this stylish restaurant and classy watering hole." - Time Out New York "Best bet: act like a New Yorker and make a reservation at Angus McIndoe." - Newsweek "Have that second martini at Angus McIndoe." - New York Times "It is a very particular, somewhat peculiar place in the landscape of New York." - New York Times "The 'it' place to go after the best in show." - USA Today "Broadway's most popular hangout..." - Associated Press AOL Cityguide - GONYC - "Where the stuff of gossip columns plays out nightly." - Zagat Restaurant Survey "Come in after 7:30 when the pre-theater crowds have already cleared out-then you'll really receive excellent service above and beyond the already impeccable treatment." - Best of
Eugene O'Neil Theatre
Eugene O'Neil Theater Completed 1926 Architect Herbert J Krapp The Forrest Theater was named to honor America's first internationally known actor, Edwin Forrest, the histrionic tragedian partly responsible for the Astor Place riots of 1849. This is a typical Shubert-built, Krapp-designed theater: a simple facade shrouding an elegant Adamesque interior The theater opened on November 24, 1925 with a performance of Mayflowers. In 1934, Tobacco Road, which had opened at Theater Masque in 1932, moved to the Forrest. The bulk of the show's 3,182 performances were staged at this theater. In 1945 the theater's name was changed to the Coronet. Then, on November 11, 1959 the theater was renamed for Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, author of Anna Christie, Long Day's Journey into Night, Mourning Becomes Elektra and The Iceman Cometh, among other intense psychological dramas. You'll notice below a string of Neil Simon hits played the theater, starting with The Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1969. Simon then owned the Eugene O'Neill and sold it to the Jujamcyn organization in 1982. The interior of the theater was designated a New York City landmark in December 1987
Colony Music
This long-lived Theater District shop ("since 1948") is housed in the legendary Brill Building, the Tin Pan Alley of '50s and '60s pop, where legendary songwriters like Leiber and Stoller and producers like Don Kirschner and Phil Spector crafted the soundtrack for a generation. It's the perfect home for Colony, a nostalgia emporium filled with a pricey but excellent collection of vintage vinyl and new CDs. Colony Music Center: For all your Karaoke...Sheet Music...and Broadway needs!! 1619 Broadway New York, NY 10019 212-265-2050 fax 212-956-6009 Colony Music Center Address 1619 Broadway Location At 49th St Transportation Subway: N, R to 49th St.; 1, 9 to 50th St Phone 212/265-2050 Web site
St. Malachy Catholic Church "The Actors Chapel"
Our Mission at St. Malachy’s Church –The Actors’ Chapel is to be of service to the Theatrical and Entertainment community, as we seek to be a blessing to our friends and neighbors in Faith. It is in this spirit that we are honoring The Actors’ Fund, Encore Community Services, and a few select individuals by offering our support of their mission and issuing our thanks to them for their tireless commitment to charitable works. In this, the second annual Father George Moore Awards dinner and benefit. Located on West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church was founded in 1902. And although the years have seen many changes in the neighborhood of the church, St. Malachy's remains today, an active, integral part of its most unusual, most dynamic community. St. Malachy's service to its community was comparable to that of most other Catholic churches in New York City up until about 1920. Then the Theatre District moved in. Suddenly, actors, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, and tourists were filling the seats, replacing the types of parishioners St. Malachy's had seen in previous years. Fortunately, the priests and leaders of St. Malachy's have all been men and women of their times, and so, adapted St. Malachy's to meet the needs of its new parishioners. Masses, confessions, missions were all rearranged to accommodate the rigors of theatre and nightclub schedules. And, finally, with the construction of the Actors' Chapel below the main church in 1920, St. Malachy's became famous as a haven of worship for the entertainment community…. Douglas Fairbanks married Joan Crawford at St. Malachy's. Herb Shriner's children were baptized here. Thousands jammed West 49th Street outside the church in final tribute to Rudolph Valentino. George M. Cohan, Spencer Tracy, Perry Como, Irene Dunne, Hildegarde, Florence Henderson, Elaine Stritch, Lawrence Luckinbill, Rosiland Russell, Danny Thomas, Bob and Dolores Hope and Ricardo Montalban, all worshipped at St. Malachy's. Fred Allen, Don Ameche, Cyril Ritchard, Pat O'Brien and Jimmy Durante served many a mass. As late as 1968, over 16,000 people monthly attended St. Malachy's; and on opening nights, many in show business came to light candles for the success of their shows.
The Actors Studio
“There are actors all over the world (who) regardless of their circumstances, professional or personal, regardless of whatever difficulties they are facing, whatever problems or changes – there is one thing they can rely on & that is that 11 o’clock on Tuesday and Friday mornings come rain, shine, snow or what have you there is a session in the Actors Studio. And in that session work is being done. And the fact that actors can count on that, that they know that that exists, can help them get through.” - Lee Strasberg The Actors Studio is a non-profit membership organization for professional actors, directors, and playwrights founded in 1947 by Eliz Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, and Robert Lewis. Main headquarters are located at 432 West 44th Street in New York City with Actors Studio West, our major branch located in West Hollywood. The Actors Studio was formed to provide a place where young and old professional actors could work together between jobs or during long runs to continue to develop their craft and to experiment with new forms in creative theatre work. Membership is a lifetime commitment that affords a place for its members to work on their craft and techniques in private and in concert with senior master moderators and close colleagues. The Actors Studio 432 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 212.757.0870
The League of American Theatres and Producers
The rush of adrenaline as the house lights dim. The hush of wonder as the curtain rises. The flush of excitement as the drama unfolds.
The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. Spotlighting the finest in theatrical entertainment, the “Live Broadway” trademark is the sign that you are seeing the “Best in Shows.” Coast to coast, Broadway is more than a street. Live Broadway is your backstage pass to lifetime memories in city after city, on stage after stage, across the country. The League’s 600-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to more than 30 million people in New York and more than 140 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Broadway’s Trade Association The League was born in 1930 when Broadway theatre operators came together to promote their common interests and negotiate collective bargaining agreements with theatrical unions and guilds. In subsequent years, the organization’s mission expanded to include serving the various needs of theatrical producers in New York and of national touring shows, as well as presenters of touring productions in cities throughout North America. Today the League is a full-service trade association operating under the "Live Broadway" trademark. It is dedicated to fostering increased interest in Broadway theatre and supporting the creation of profitable theatrical productions. A Vibrant National Entertainment Medium The League supports its members through an array of programs and events designed to promote Broadway as a vibrant national entertainment medium. These include special events, industry-wide marketing initiatives, and corporate sponsorships, as well as numerous programs geared top making Broadway tickets and show information more accessible to the consumer. Other key services include overseeing government relations for the Broadway industry, maintaining extensive research archives and databases, investing in the future through audience development programs, and supporting charitable efforts benefiting the theatrical community. In all its programs and services, the League endeavors to strengthen Broadway theatre’s position as the pinnacle of live entertainment.
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