Times Square is a major commercial intersection and also one of the world’s busiest pedestrians intersection located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Approximately 335,000 pass through this every day. It is formed by intersection of 7th Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway. It is also known as ‘The Crossroads of the World’.
It was originally called Longacre Square. It is also the center of the Theater District, which is bounded roughly by Sixth and Eighth avenues to the east and west respectively, and by 40th and 53rd streets to the south and north respectively.
Quick Facts: –
- Times Square was renamed in 1904 for The New York Times. Soon it became the place where New Yorkers gathered to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
- The Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve is celebrated by 1 million people in person and 100 million viewers watching from around the world.
- This New Year’s Eve ball is made of Waterford Crystals. Total 2,668 crystals are used to adorn this.
- Times Square is not a square area but a triangle or rather two different triangles.
- The area became 100% smoke free in 2011. Any person smoking within the area could be fined a fee of $50.
- There is a hidden bar called Bar Centrale inside an unmarked townhouse on W. 46th
- There is a Visitor Center and Museum which is free for the public. It is housed in the famous Embassy Theatre.
- Times Square is one of the world’s most visited places and it has a NASDAQ sign which is the largest LED sign in the entire world.
- The bright lights of the intersection can be seen from the outer space.
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