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The glass walled MTV Studios is a hub of buzzing entertainment activities, where several musical and other glamorous productions take place. This studio has hosted several stars like Beyonce and Pete. Very well-equipped, this studio is popular for its celebrity clientele and has witnessed production of several well-known programs.
This 33-story colossal clock-tower in the middle of Times Square is one of New York City's most popular attractions. Built in the year 1926, the pyramid-shaped monument was once home to the 3600-seat Paramount Theater. Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby all graced the stage here at some point in time; that is Paramount's historic trivia for you. By the year 1964, the doors closed to make way for the corporate clan. A lot of offices have sprung up within Paramount's premises in recent years and it now houses the WWF entertainment complex along with a restaurant, retail store and nightclub.
Founded in 1902, this church is an integral part of the Theater District. In 1920, St. Malachy's Church experienced an influx of actors, dancers, musicians, craftsmen, and tourists filling the seats, replacing the types of parishioners St. Malachy's had seen in previous years. In 1991, Father Michael C. Crimmins was named pastor and put forth immense effort to fund repairs for the church. A new roof, restoration of the interior, cleaning of the exterior and heating and air conditioning systems have made St. Malachy Church a beautiful place to pray.
A National Historic Landmark, Rockefeller Center stretches over a vast area covering a massive 22 acres (8.90 hectares). At the center, engage in a plethora of activities that includes shopping at designer stores, dining at lavish restaurants and bars, attending various concerts and art shows, and in winter trying your skating skills at the Lower Plaza that transforms into the famous ice-rink. Visitors can take a tour of Radio City Music Hall on 50th Street at Sixth Avenue and the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza houses NBC, which offers guided tours of its premises. The stunning cityscape from the Top Of The Rock observation deck steals most of the visiting crowd, but come December the spectacularly lit Christmas tree is where the magic lies.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
The Time-Life Building is historically important for the West Side of Manhattan. Once the site of Time Inc. and CNN's American Morning, this building holds it's own in terms of recognition. It now occupies the studio of SportsNet New York. Besides offices, the building also hosts events and can be used as a venue for functions, including corporate presentations and the like. The building also features it's very own restaurant. Call the Visitor's Bureau for more details.
The imposing Bank of America Tower stands tall at 1200 feet (366 meters) and remains one of the lankiest structures in NYC's Manhattan and Midtown areas. Situated on the busy Sixth Avenue, facing the Bryant Park, the lofty skyscraper is popular as one of the most sustainable structures of the world. In terms of its height, it only stands behind the Empire State Building, 432 Park Avenue and One World Trade Center and holds the crown of being the sixth tallest edifice in the country.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.