New Yorks highly-acclaimed Armory Show, running from March 5-8, on Manhattans west side, has become one of the worlds premier contemporary art fairs. For more than 10 years, the annual arts festival has displayed cutting-edge works by artists from the worlds leading galleries and non-profit organizations. Dont miss this exciting event on view at Piers 92 and 94 (at 55 St.) which has drawn more that 50,000 collectors and art lovers in past years. For a chic stay during the festival in one of the citys most diverse and creative neighborhoods, try the Hotel on Rivington on Manhattans lower east side. This clean and contemporary 21-story property offers spacious, tastefully designed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and spectacular neighborhood views. Once a cultural epicenter for immigrants, outsider artists and anti-establishment icons the world over, this formerly downtrodden area has seen influx of new galleries in recent years. Skip hifallutin Chelsea and instead take an afternoon to explore the many up-and-coming art spaces just outside your door. Rates at the affordable Hotel on Rivington start at $219 for a Basic King Room. Or, try these other Armory Show hotel specials, close to the center of all the art world action.