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A Bit of Times Square History

Are you planning a get-a-way to Times Square? You'll get more out of your escape if you know a bit about its history before you arrive. Here are some fun facts: During the late 1800s, the Times Square area was the epicenter of the city's carriage i Read more

Romance in Midtown

Boutique hotels in NYC offer you special attention that massive chain hotels just can't match. If you're planning the perfect day of Midtown romance, include a stay at a fabulous NYC boutique hotel and you just can't go wrong. Hotel Mela, a cheap NY Read more

Magical Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 9 a.m., the magical Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin. If you've never seen the parade in person, we strongly encourage you to do so. It's an unbelievable display of creativity that marks the s Read more

The Wondrous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

[caption id="attachment_125" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree"][/caption] The allure of NYC during the holiday season is undeniable. One tradition that makes it so is the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. As i Read more

Happy Holiday Shopping in Midtown

Midtown Manhattan is a holiday shopper's dream. From massive department stores to classy boutiques, merchants decorate lavishly for the holiday season and offer goods you can hardly resist. Whether you're planning a fun-filled day of window shopping Read more

Wonderful Walking Tours of Times Square

In less than two hours and for less than the cost of lunch, a professional walking tour offers you fascinating insight into Times Square and the Theater District. Whether you’re touring Manhattan for the first time or you’re a seasoned v Read more

Young at Heart and in Times Square?

Times Square is the most visited attraction on the planet according to a survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine. Nearly 40 million people visit Times Square every year. If you’re young at heart, and planning a weekend in Times Square yo Read more

Hotel Mela Invites Fido

If leaving your dog at home while you hit Manhattan isn't an option, then bring your best friend along. You'll both be welcomed at Hotel Mela; a cheap New York City hotel located in Midtown Manhattan. Hotel Mela offers a Pet Package th Read more

Fun Family Adventures at Bryant Park

If you're planning a family visit to midtown Manhattan, we've got a secret spot to tell you about: Bryant Park. Surrounded by skyscrapers, the park is a green space full of activity that will entertain the kiddos, transport you back to Read more

Cheap, Tasty Eats Abound in Midtown

Are you planning a stay at a Midtown hotel and looking for a unique place to dine?  We've got great info to share on three cheap, tasty eats that locals adore. Kwik Meal. Kwik Meal is a street vendor that serves up some killer dishes. Read more

Broadway is Hot!

New York City's Broadway Theater District is hot! Broadway is the theater capital of the world; having bragging rights to more than 40 large professional theaters. A trip to NYC can hardly be complete without taking in a Broadway show. Here are two Read more

Explore Madam Tussauds in Times Square

Staying at a boutique hotel near Times Square offers you the attention you deserve and the convenience you've been searching for. Hotel Mela is a boutique NYC hotel located just moments from dynamic Times Square. One of our favo Read more