With gigantic digital billboards, flashing neon lights, sparkling Broadway marquees, musicians and costumed characters, Times Square, NYC is big, brilliant and unforgettable. Informally referred to as “The Great White Way” and “The Crossroads of the World”, Times Square in New York City is one of the world’s most sought-after commercial intersections!
Popular NYC Junction
Located in the central Manhattan, Times Square proper includes 42nd to 47th Streets, from Broadway to the Seventh Avenue. However, people usually refer to the area from about the 40th to 53rd Streets, between the Sixth and Eighth Avenues, as Times Square. The Times Square is a popular NYC junction, especially among the tourists and houses top destinations such as Planet Hollywood, Naked Cowboy and ABC’s Times Square Studios. This iconic place witnesses over a third of a million people passing through it each day!
The erstwhile Longacre Square got a new name as Times Square in 1904 when Albert Ochs, the then publisher of the New York Times, shifted their operations to a new skyscraper in the area. Since then, Times Square has been a popular NYC attraction for over a century. The name has stuck hard, even after Broadway became New York Times’ headquarters in 1913. Now Times Square stands to the world as a symbol of American spirit.
Good Morning America is broadcast live from here to the nation. Times Square is the place where on the New Year’s Eve the ball is dropped and here stands the seven-storey curved NASDAQ sign reporting the fortunes and misfortunes of a country.
Entertainment All Around
Being a popular tourist destination for more than a century, Times Square has over a hundred good hotels. Whether you’re looking for economy or high-end luxury accommodations, you will surely find a hotel suiting your needs. The main junction is filled with retailers and TKTS discount booth, where you can get theater tickets up to 50% off. The pedestrian-only zones here are furnished with chairs and tables, people-watchers will love these pavements.
The Playstation Theater, the jazz music at the Iridium, wax models at the Madame Tussaud’s and New York’s top comics at the Caroline’s on the Broadway are major entertainments you must not miss at the Times Square.