CG: Times Square Celebrates Marriage Equality With Special OffersJuly 21, 2011 - by NYC News Desk
The Times Square Alliance announced today that Times Square will celebrate marriage equality with special deals from more than two-dozen local businesses. These special offers include discount hotel stays, up to 40% off of select Broadway shows, and pride packages at Times Square venues to help welcome all couples to celebrate their love at the Crossroads of the World. Couples can propose on a Times Square billboard, find the perfect wedding location, stay in a variety of fine hotels, enjoy their honeymoon, and even start their lives as newlyweds with a special home buying kit from TD Bank.
"Times Square is proud to share in the celebration of marriage equality," said Tim Tompkins, president of Times Square Alliance. "These special offers from Times Square businesses will ensure that ALL couples and their wedding guests will enjoy a pride-filled celebration in New York City with an endless supply of fun activities and great deals at the Crossroads of the World."
To Propose: Great Spots To Declare Your Love
Couples can declare their love for the world to see at locations including the Forever 21 Billboard, the MTV 44 ½ screen, the giant screen outside American Eagle Outfitters, and the ticker tape scrolling on the Times Square Hershey Store. They can also head to the ruby glass steps at Duffy Square to pop the question. After proposing, couples can visit Martinique Jewelers to get a 30% discount on all wedding bands and bridal jewelry.
To Celebrate: Wedding Venues and Hotel Offers
The Crowne Plaza Times Square celebrates "your right to unite" with a package that includes a limo to City Hall and Broadway Theater tickets. InterContinental New York Times Square's special offer "from City Hall to Times Square" is for those getting married on Sunday, July 24 and its "Something New, Something True" reception package includes white glove cocktail service and wedding cake.
The wedding package at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Times Square, Hampton Inn Manhattan Times Square North, Hilton Times Square, and Hilton Garden Inn Times Square comes with a "just married in NYC" tote bag with a corkscrew and photo frame. Millennium Broadway Hotel offers a "pride wedding package" for couples looking to marry at an authentic Broadway Theater while the Hard Rock Cafe provides a unique outdoor wedding space.
Westin New York at Times Square and Havana Central both have several reception choices, and The TimesCenter has special rates for couples looking to tie the knot. Carolines on Broadway has a variety of cocktail reception and party options. Lastly, to celebrate marriage equality in New York, the package at Pulse Karaoke Lounge & Private Suites includes unlimited karaoke.
To Honeymoon: Broadway Show and Attraction Discounts
Broadway discounts include: Baby It's You (save up to 40%), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (save over 25%), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (save up to 30%), Sister Act (save 30%), Catch Me If You Can (save over 40%), and The Addams Family (get over 40% off). In addition, visitors and New Yorkers can save 20% on tickets to Discovery Times Square. Visit www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/weddings-honeymoon.html to get more details and the discount codes for each show and attraction.
To Start Your Life Together: TD Bank Homebuyer Kits
TD Bank offers a First-Time Homebuyer Promotion & Homebuyer Kit for those looking to set down roots. The bank also has great rates on FHA loans, plus an additional 0.50% discount to qualified low to moderate income borrowers. For more details, visit www.TDBank.com/firsthome or the TD Bank location at 1633 Broadway.
For more information on all wedding packages and special offers at Times Square venues and discount tickets at Broadway Shows, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
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About the Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. In addition to providing core neighborhood services with its Public Safety Officers and Sanitation Associates, the Alliance promotes local businesses; encourages economic development and public improvements; co-coordinates numerous major events in Times Square (including the annual New Year's Eve and Broadway on Broadway celebrations); manages the Times Square Visitor Center and Mini-Museum; and advocates on behalf of its constituents with respect to a host of public policy, planning and quality-of-life issues. www.TimesSquareNYC.org