With its electrified atmosphere and lighting and bustling activities, Times Square, located along both Broadway and 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 47th Street, is an epitome for New York. Famous for the annual dropping of the ball from the New York Times building to celebrate the New Years, Times Square is a major gathering place in New York for tourists and locals alike.
Formerly called Longacre Square, Times Square adopted its current name in 1904 when the New York Times headquarters building was opened there. Now restricted to pedestrians only along Broadway, it is even more people friendly. From dusk to dawn it is noted for its brilliant neon signs and lighting, setting the standard for 'bright lights - big city'. According to some sources, Times Square is the most visited tourist attraction in the world!
One of the mainstays of Times Square is the theatre district. With 40 Broadway Theatres in the area hosting productions every evening from Tuesday through Saturday, it keeps the area busy. In addition to the many theatres you will find great places to eat and shop while you get immersed in the sights, sounds and culture of this vibrant area. Any trip to New York would be incomplete without a visit.
Facts For Your Visit
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
1 Times Sq
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 729-1991
Debi S. Jul-27-2022
In the 60's, this area was full of gangsters, mafia, drugs, sex workers and corrupt police. Fortunately, the area was cleaned up and has now become a... Read More
Tyler F. Jul-25-2022
Horrible place filled with horrible people, Shootings, stabbings and people being robbed on a regular basis. Go downtown, way more beautiful!! Read More
Melissa M. Jul-01-2022
If you like giant advertisements, sneezing into trees, and crowds of people tripping over each other than Time Square is the perfect place for you. Cops... Read More
Accommodations near Times Square:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or R||Times Square / 42 Street||0 minutes|
|B, D, F, or M||42 Street / Bryant Park||3 minutes|
|A, C or E||42 Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal||3 minutes|
How to get to Times Square by Subway
Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or R train to Times Square / 42 Street Station or take the B, D, F, or M train to 42 Street / Bryant Park and walk west on 42 street to Broadway or take the A, C, or E Train to 42 Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal and walk east to Broadway.
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