The Herald Square Hotel
where you "Spend a Night, Not a Fortune™ ©"*
An affordable lifestyle hotel - $99.00 to $399.00 per night

Winged LIFE Welcomes you!

The Original Life Magazine Building.
The Home of Life Publishing Company Inc.

19 West 31st Street • New York, NY 10001
Tel:(212) 279-4017 • Toll-free reservations: (800) 727-1888 in USA • Fax:(212) 643-9208

How to Get Married in NYC

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Watch out, Las Vegas: New York City wants to become the new No. 1 place to tie the knot.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given City Hall's famously gritty marriage bureau a gleaming makeover, with fewer lines, more space to take photographs, video screens to monitor wait times and wedding chapels with gauzy curtains and walls painted in muted tones.

And in case the newlyweds-to-be forget any essentials, the space features a small shop that sells fresh flowers, disposable cameras, tissues, hairspray and sparkly fake diamond rings for $9 each.

The sleek 24,000-square-foot space officially opens Monday, replacing a grubby, cramped, poorly lit office. It is designed to put some glamour into City Hall weddings while bringing more tourism dollars to the city. "We want to be the wedding destination of the world," said Deputy Mayor Patti Harris.

Couples seeking to say their vows before the city clerk in New York will now do so in an ornate lower Manhattan building that dates to 1929 and still retains some of its original features like grandiose columns and marble floors.

The result is a gleaming ground-level space with soft lighting, cushioned seating and computerized kiosks for online application processing. There are also large restrooms with vanities and full-length mirrors, giving brides more room to primp for the big moment. Couples can also bring iPods to play their own music during ceremonies.

New York state law requires brides and grooms to wait 24 hours after getting a marriage license before they can have the ceremony.

Those from out of the country need only to have valid passports, according to the city clerk. Marriage licenses cost $35, and there is a $25 fee to hold a ceremony at the new facility, although the city says those amounts might increase.
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In the Heart of Midtown, Manhattan, New York City

Less than 15 Minutes from everything!

2 Subway Stops away

Times Square
12 short blocks
1 Subway Stop away

Macy's Herald Square
Macy's Herald Square
3 1/2 Short blocks away

Antique District
Antique District

4 1/2 blocks away

Javits Convention Center
Javits Convention Center
6 1/2 blocks away

Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
Penn Station
1, 2, 3, LIRR
Path Train to NJ
2 1/2 blocks away

The Herald Square Hotel
19 West 31st Street
(between 5th Ave and Broadway)

Manhattan Mall
The Manhattan Mall

Around the corner
1/2 block away
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Around the corner
2 Short blocks away

Flower District
The Flower District
4 1/2 blocks away

Herald Square
Herald Square
B, D, F, V,
R, N, W, Q
Subway Stations
Around the corner
1/2 block away

Rockefeller Center
2 Subway Stops away

Radio City
Music Hall

2 Subway Stops away

The Herald Square Hotel has been praised by

many travel professionals. Here are some samples:

New York's Best
With the Money You Save,
Staying at

The Herald Square Hotel

You Can Afford to Eat at
New York's Best Eateries.
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"The Best Budget Hotel Buy In New York City,
with the addition of Location, Location, Location!

"Near the Empire State Building and Macy's, the former home of Life magazine has been reincarnated as a clean, comfortable budget hotel. Welcoming guests is Philip Martiny's sculpted cherub known as Winged Life over the entrance. Inside, tribute is paid to the former occupant with the magazine's covers everywhere. Manager Abraham Puchall and his staff willingly dispense advice on sightseeing and shopping, and the money you save here will go a long way toward shopping splurges."           Frommer's

"The Herald Square Hotel was the original Life Magazine building, and it retains its charming cherub-adorned entrance. All rooms were recently renovated, corridors are filled with framed Life illustrations. It's near Macy's and the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and it's a great deal !"         Time Out

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"A charming little Hotel in a BIG location"
"A place to recommend to your clients, friends and family"

Extra! Extra!EXTRA! EXTRA! We Now Have
FREE Wi- Fi, Hi-Speed Wireless Internet
throughout the Hotel and
Our Refurbished Lobby!!
( You must have wireless compatibility, i.e. a wireless card )
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NOW For Your Convenience and to help you travel lighter,
we have our NEW Coin Operated Guest
Laundry Room with a Personal Steam Press!!

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And in our new rooms, in-room Hair Dryers
(There are hair dryers, irons, and anything you might have forgotten, available at the front desk.)
NOW! In the Lobby, We have Complementary Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate & Gourmet Teas!
Please have proper photo identification with you upon checking in to the hotel, (Valid License, Passport etc.) it will assist us with your Hotel registration.

The plans for the New Lobby are in the Works, and along with MORE new rooms and UPDATED hallways, Floor by Floor, The Herald Square Hotel continues to evolve and transform itself as the Best Value Hotel in New York City!

Best of Citysearch
Best of Citysearch 2002-8
Best Budget Hotel NYC
Best Budget/Value Hotel in NYC
Audience Winner 2002-8
Editorial Winner 2006

Thank You for Voting for Us!!!
Maxim Magazine's
"Best Hotel in New York City
for under $100"
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*The Herald Square Hotel where you
"Spend a Night, Not a Fortune
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Campaign by: Larry Gershman

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