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 A literary adventure in NYC with Apple Core Hotels

New York City has been brought to life by many great writers and has served as the backdrop for countless romances, mysteries and thrillers.  Enjoy literary heaven in the Big Apple and stay in the heart of the action with Apple Core Hotels at The Hotel @ Times Square.

Within walking distance of the best Manhattan attractions - including the Empire State Building, Macy's, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and Times Square - and a short taxi ride from the West Village, Apple Core Hotels’ The Hotel @ Times Square offers convenience, superior comfort and outstanding value.  

Here are some exciting ideas for how to make the most of your literary adventure in New York, including inspirational festivals, intriguing bookshops, and the real-life locations of some of your favourite tales:  

• Don’t miss the Brooklyn Book Festival, (15 - 21 September), the largest free literary event in NYC, with an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. This stylish and diverse gathering attracts thousands of book-lovers of all ages.  Events include literary games, free readings and film screenings. Parties take place across Brooklyn in parks, shops, theatres and libraries.  

• Stop by Manhattan’s St Mark’s Comics and find out about the latest superhero antics as well as sourcing vintage classics, toys and sci-fi collectibles.  Comic book aficionados come from across the globe to check out this popular venue.  

• Browse the quirky and newly-renovated Strand Books, in the East Village, which has over ‘18 miles of books’ with both new releases and rare out-of-print classics, making it one of the city's most beloved literary landmarks and a booklover’s treasure trove.  

• The New York Public Library is the third largest library in the world, with over 53 million items.  On the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, visit the library’s beautiful murals, rotating exhibits and vast reading room with its massive oak tables, and see the building’s exquisite exterior with its two famous marble lions, Patience and Fortitude.  

• Take a break at the nostalgic White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village’s Hudson Street, a popular stomping ground for New York’s literary community since the 1950s.  Welsh poet Dylan Thomas famously drank his last whiskey here and other famous patrons have included Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Norman Mailer.  

• Last but not least, don’t forget to drop by the The Central Park Zoo Carousel, mid-park at 64th Street, featured in J.D. Salinger's ‘The Catcher in the Rye’.  Or follow in the footsteps of Truman Capote’s New York socialite Holly Golightly from the 1958 classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's’ - grab a croissant and head to the infamous Tiffany & Co store on Fifth Avenue to enjoy breakfast as you window shop.  

A one-night stay in The Hotel @ Times Square starts from $225/ approx. £132 per room per night (two sharing).  Excellent free-of-charge amenities include WiFi internet access throughout the hotel, continental breakfast, free calls nationwide, 24-hour business centre and in-room coffee makers.  Children under 12 can stay free with parents, too. Just a few blocks from Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the hotel is easily accessible from all the city's airports - JFK, La Guardia and Newark - by taxi, bus or rail.

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