Theater District: With Times Square at its center, residents adapt to living among tourists

140 W. 44th St.

Escape the tourists in this laid-back, inexpensive no-frills sports bar. Beer is cheap, and the house cocktail, Jimmy’s Hurricane, is made with spiced rum. If you hang around long enough you may get to meet Jimmy himself, who occasionally worked with Muhammad Ali back in the day.


Copacabana Times Square

268 W. 47th St.

Scenes from “The French Connection” and “The Mask” were filmed in this four-floor nightclub. Open for more than 75 years, it has also been a hangout for everyone from Frank Sinatra and Andy Warhol to Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.


The Iridium (pictured)

1650 Broadway

Head to the Iridium for an intimate jazz experience, where Les Paul played for many years. It has an Italian menu and is a great way to experience a New York-style dinner and a show.


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Photo Credit: Linda Rosier


AMC Empire 25

234 W. 42nd St.

This is the one of largest movie theaters in the country and screens the latest blockbusters, old classics, indie movies and foreign films.


The Church of St. Mary the Virgin

145 W. 46th St.

St. Mary’s, aka “Smoky Mary’s,” a Gothic-inspired church built in 1868, hosts choral concerts and orchestral performances throughout the year.


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