West of 5th Avenue is the Theater District and
Times Square, If you haven't been here in a while you will be amazed at the complete revitalization of the area. Gone are the seedy strip clubs and peep shows. Many of the landmark theaters have been restored to their former glory. The lights of Times Square and the spectacular neon signs are a real draw for tourists. See the famous Times Building where the ball drops on New Years Eve. The MTV Studios draw a sidewalk crowd as well as the studios for Good Morning America. If you have kids you can stop by the biggest toy store in the world, the brand new
Toys R US.
Most of the great
Broadway theaters are near Times Square east and west of Broadway. Be sure to check out the
TKTS booth to get a good deal on shows. You wont get the hottest shows here but you can get some great deals. A few blocks west you'll find
Restaurant Row which offers many great restaurants in a single area. Many of these offer a fixed priced menu and cater to the theater crowd.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a favorite with the kids.
Madam Tussauds (the world famous wax museum) on 42nd Street.
Up around 57th Street you can find historic
Carnegie Hall, said to have some of the best acoustics in the world. Find out whats playing on Broadway and where you can get tickets.
Rockefeller Center, one of the top draws is located between 46th and 50th Streets from Sixth Avenue to Fifth. During the holiday you can skate under the enormous lighted Christmas tree. The NBC studios are located here, you can take a tour and see some of the sets from Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The Today show is also shot at this location.
Radio City Music Hall is nearby, home of the Rockettes and the world famous Christmas show.
Along Seventh Avenue Midtown becomes the Garment District near 31st. Here you can find the world famous
Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks and Rangers. The arena also host many concerts and events, so if your in the area check out the schedule. You will find
Penn Station (LIRR and Path Trains) right below Madison Square Garden. Across the street is the
NY Public Library. Right around 34th you can find
Herald Square and
Macys department store, famous for hosting the Thanksgiving day parade.
Theatre District Wikipedia Website.
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Our map of Manhattan's Theatre District
neighborhood includes directions, reviews as
well as the location of popular sights and
attractions you can find there, including:
Broadway Theaters, Madame Tussauds, Ripley's
Believe it or Not Times Square, Discovery Times
Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller
Center, TKTS Booth & Restaurant Row.