Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. One of the world's busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually.

Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the then newly erected Times Building, now One Times Square. It is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, which began on December 31, 1907, and continues to attract over a million visitors to Times Square every year.

Times Square functions as a town square, but is not geometrically a square; it is closer in shape to a bowtie, with two triangles emanating roughly north and south from 45th Street, where Seventh Avenue intersects Broadway. Broadway runs diagonally, crossing through the horizontal and vertical street grid of Manhattan laid down by the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, and that intersection creates the 'bowtie' shape of Times Square.

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Maria Lainez (11 months ago)
Other reviews claim that Times Square closes early, but we got there around 11:30, and that was not the case. Vendors were barely setting up at that time. There were street performers and shows everywhere! I would suggest to not drive there because the traffic is horrible! Other than that, it was beautiful and full of people! Check it out :)
Antonio Perez Coss (2 years ago)
This is definitely the hearth and would of the city! If you are in New York, you have to go to Times Square, no doubts about it ? This is the place that concentrates one of the world most famous advertising spots, ads and news! The feeling of just walking in this area is amazing and it’s free ? This place has been the background and stage of many movies, famous events, concerts, etc. There are plenty of options for shopping, eating and drinking. There are many theaters and attractions just concentrated in these few blocks. Last but not least, if you are in New York in late December you should consider attend to the most famous New Year’s Eve celebration… obviously in Times Square! ?
Art DeLaCruz II (2 years ago)
Had a great time here at Times Square, I am happy that there is a big Police presence here so that nobody gets way out of line. FYI… don’t go to Times Square if you cannot stand being around a lot of people. This place gets busy even on a weekday/ weeknight.!! Fun times though, highly recommended if you’ve never been here.
Julia Pricella Ferri (2 years ago)
I loved going to Time Square at night. It was really nice and everyone was doing their own thing, lots of people there but there were no issues or trouble. There are lots of cool stores to shop at, lots of eateries even off the main streets. There were people out there Performing and so much to see and do. Everyone was happy and the vibe was good. I do highly recommend going to Time Square at night!!! The lights and screens on the buildings are so colorful and huge, it's a sight to see!!!
Rob Strotman (2 years ago)
My first visit to Times square and it was bustling, busy, full of people, and I must have heard no less than 10 different languages being spoken within a three block radius. Everyone was happy, and a good place, the street performers were entertaining, the general vibe was just one of happiness. I think people really sincerely just happy to be out again without their masks.
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