Saturday, September 17, 2011

Times Square

The centre of New York is one of the 'brightest places' in the world, even during the night hours. Times Square is a major intersection in N.Y.C. and is known as "The Crossroads of the World". It is located at Broadway and Seventh Avenue and extends from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Like city squares in many other major cities around the world, Times Square has become an illustrious landmark and a symbol of New York City. 

Times Square, named for the New York Times offices, has a history as lively as its street life. Theatres, hotels and restaurants sprang up in the 1920s. At the end of W.W. II more than 2 million people crowded into the area to celebrate V-J Day. But by the 1960s, Times Square was known mainly for its sleaze, crime and pornography. In the 1990s, the square was transformed back into a tourist magnet for the more than 20 million annual visitors. 

Tourists and locals alike are attracted to the vibrant energy and exciting atmosphere in Times Square. The bright lights and animated advertisements radiating across buildings throughout Time Square are not only a brilliant sight to behold, they are required of business owners in the are per zoning ordinances. Times Square is a dynamic retail, commercial and residential environment; it stands as one of the most concentrated markets in New York City, also known as the Big Apple. It is a hub of entertainment and home to famous Broadway theatres featuring some of the most popular productions in history. It also acquires clubs, bars, music venues, quality shops, cinemas, hotels and restaurants, making it one of the most lively places on the planet, every hour of the day and night. 

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