Times Square | Times Square Hotel | New York Attractions
Times Square is located in the heart of New York City's Midtown Manhattan District. Times Square is home to some of the most famous Times Square Hotels, Stores, Restaurants and Times Square Activities. Times Square is also home to the world's most important theater district. As a top New York Attraction and a New York Activity, Times Square attracts over 26 million visitors each year, including the hundreds of thousands who come to Times Square to see the Crystal Ball drop on New Year's Eve.
Times Square History:
Times Square is not truly a square. It's more of a district, bordered by 6th and 9th Avenues and by 39th and 52nd Streets. Originally called Longacre Square, Times Square was christened in 1904 when the New York Times Company moved to the block. Shortly thereafter, in 1907, Times Square began its New Year's Eve tradition, and the area's place in history was secured.
Times Square Restoration:
Times Square began to change in the early 1990s, led by then-mayor Rudy Guiliani with the help of Michael Eisner and the Disney Corporation. One-by-one the more seedy elements of Times Square moved to the outer boroughs, replaced by such tenants as the Disney-restored Amsterdam Theatre; Toys-R-Us, with their indoor Ferris wheel and 4,000-square foot Barbie house; ABC News, who broadcasts Good Morning America from Times Square; and a Virgin Record Megastore.
Gradually, the area regained its status as the center of New York City activity. Today, numerous Restaurants, all classes of Times Square Hotels, Times Square Stores, and Theaters line Times Square.
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Times Square Signs:
One of the most appealing features of Times Square is its larger-than-life billboards and neon signs. Recently, computer-generated billboards have joined the ranks with more traditional signage. Visitors can watch the NBC Evening News from the multi-story sign on the E (NBC's parent company) building. Interestingly, zoning in Times Square requires that tenants display bright signs.
Visiting Times Square:
Times Square offers something for visitors of all ages. The TKTS booth is located here, a great place to get same-day Broadway theater tickets at a significant discount (usually 25% - 50%). Also on the Square is Madame Tussaud's Museum, a collection of life-like wax figures.
In the center of Times Square stands a statue of Broadway legend, George M. Cohan, best known for his songs "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Over There", and "You're a Grand Old Flag".
Times Square is also loaded with every type of eatery you can think of. Including; McDonald’s, TGIF, Olive Garden, Virgil's, a southern-style BBQ joint; Kodama, a traditional Japanese Sushi Restaurant; Ruby Foo's, a popular Asian Fusion Restaurant; McHale’s, a traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant; and the venerable Edison Café, a typical New York Coffee Shop and many higher end Restaurants for every taste and budget.
About The Milford Hotel - A New York Hotel
Milford Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of New York City, surrounded by Times Square, the Broadway Theater district, Manhattan’s best Restaurants and Nightclubs, the Empire State Building, the subway, NYC Shopping and more – and is undergoing a $140 million renovation to remain among the best NYC Hotels in Manhattan with 1,300 completely remodeled Guest Rooms and Guest Suites.
The Milford Hotel recently completed all new Guest Rooms and is renovating the Lounge, Fitness Room, and accommodations that will impress Guests worldwide. This historic Times Square Hotel is perfectly located near all NYC Activities and Attractions that bring visitors to Manhattan – for business or pleasure. Jacob Javits Convention Center, the financial district, Madison Square Garden, MOMA, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, and much more is within minutes by walk or ride. Come see the best of NYC and stay at The Milford Plaza Hotel – the favored destination for a Times Square Hotel.
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