Tourists who flock to Midtown West just had their perfect itineraries screwed up forever. The trifecta of attractions?lunch at Hard Rock, a power-walk through the Time Warner Center and a stroll through Central Park?are no longer a trifecta. Yes, friends, it is with great sorrow and under six layers of $35 T-shirts that we report the 57th Street Hard Rock Cafe is closing its doors after 21 years on the block, if the signs plastering their doors and windows are to be believed. No worries, though, the restaurant is moving to the heart of Times Square, where it belonged all along.
· Hard Rock Cafe - I Rock New York [rocktimessquare.com]