Times Square "Crossroads of the World" | New York City Hotel | New York Events
Posted: January 18th, 2011
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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 Tourist Attraction, 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
Time 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.
Times Square Signs
One of the most appealing and unique aspects of Times Square is its larger-than-life billboards and neon signs. Recently, computer-generated billboards have joined the ranks with more traditional signage. You can even watch the NBC evening news from the multi-story sign on the GE (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 percent). Also on the Square is Madame Tussaud's Museum, a collection of life-like wax figures, drawn from the movies, politics, sports, and the news. Some of the featured personalities include George Clooney, Lance Armstrong, Paris Hilton, the American Idol stars, and hip-hop singer Usher.
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".
Hungry sightseers can find every sort of restaurant in Times Square. Among them are Virgil's, a southern-style BBQ joint; Kodama, a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant; Ruby Foo's, a popular Asian fusion eatery; McHales, a traditional pub restaurant; and the venerable Edison Café, a typical New York coffee shop that has weathered all of the changes to Times Square.
Times Square Hotels include all classes of Hotels like Milford Plaza Hotel – a New York City Times Square Hotel.
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