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Also dubbed “Crossroads of the World” and “The Great White Way”, Times Square is the most powerful symbol of the city’s glitz and bustle. The location, originally Longacre Square, was renamed after the opening of the New York Times headquarters 1904. The first ball-lowering New Years Eve celebration took place three years later. Over the years as many as one million revelers have attended the event. The history of Times Square has been an up and down affair. The Great Depression devastated the theater business. After WW2 it recovered. In the sixties and seventies seedy businesses and street hustlers held sway. But today – thanks to the city fathers, the NYPD and Disney (love `em or hate `em), Times Square is once again a safe oasis for visitors. Be sure to check out Madam Tussaud’s Museum, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium and the Naked Cowboy.
Broadway and Seventh Ave, between 42nd and 47th Streets, Manhattan
1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, or S Subway to Times Square
Any time you want a taste of excitement.