Times Square Countdown

1560 Broadway, New York City

3.5
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", "the heart of The Great White Way", and the "heart of the world". 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. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days. 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 – the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop which began on December 31, 1907, and continues today, attracting over a million visitors to Times Square every year. Times Square functions as a town square, but is not a square in the geometric sense of a polygon; it is more of a bowtie shape, 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. The southern triangle of Times Square has no specific name, but the northern triangle is called Father Duffy Square. It was dedicated in 1937 to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York City's U.S. 69th Infantry Regiment and is the site of a memorial to him, along with a statue of George M. Cohan, as well as the TKTS reduced-price ticket booth run by the Theatre Development Fund. Since 2008, the booth has been backed by a red, sloped, triangular set of bleacher-like stairs, which is used by people to sit, talk, eat, and take photographs.
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    10:00 - 19:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • Chandrashekhar Tilak

    5
    - 25 June 2018 -

    A big square in the bustling city. The place becomes further enchanting in the evenings. The electronic displays start glittering all over. The view is uniquely captivating. A festive mood appears all around. Many groups will be seen here enjoying walking all over. But the movement is managed efficiently.

  • saleem saheb Shaik

    5
    - 25 June 2018 -

    awesome place for tourist. not so for the locals. get lost in the bright lights, screens and artists surrounding you. you will have once in a life time memory here. If recommendations are accepted then its good to see time square in night than in day. don't hesitate to take pictures from the artist. they charge 5$ -10$ for a lifetime memory.

  • Bhawana Thakur

    5
    - 09 June 2018 -

    Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City. A place full of life, color, fun, lights, huge crowd and gigantic buildings. It is one of the must visit spots when in New York. It is a big attraction because of it's towering digital billboards and lights all around the place. There are varieties of shops, eateries, cafes and restaurants along both sides of the road. You can take a walk on the streets and feel the liveliness. Just near the Times square there are people dressed in different movie characters and you can click pictures with them in exchange of some bucks.

  • Love Jain

    5
    - 07 June 2018 -

    Always a great experience in Times Square. You never know what you’ll see down there and it never disappoints! Plenty of police presence and the shops didn’t have the tourist trap vibe. The food vendors seemed really cool too. The people who will do the portrait drawings were shady, though....all up in our faces and trying to hustle us. Had a blast overall, though! IT was a great experience. you know if you meet someone at times square you will meet hi again

  • Ibukun Towolawi

    4
    - 03 June 2018 -

    Great place to see, one of the most busiest street in New York City I know of. It's actually the center of attraction. Almost all tourist want a to visit. You can see the busy street with all the bill boards, the stores and offices. Not to far from Broadway shows if you are interested. It's a street that never sleeps. Great spot but to busy for my liking.

  • Zhao Jing

    2
    - 02 June 2018 -

    Personal speaking. Me as a traditional style of person.Times Square means illusion and vanity. everything you want from Times Square. People everywhere, a gathering place of nations. Lots of artistry if you take a look around. I always enjoy sitting on the grandstand and people watching. My advice, don't just look at the screens, take some time to watch those around you. It is pretty entertaining. Don't even bother trying to find parking near here, too expensive. My advice, park outside of Manhattan and take the train in.

  • Jay F

    4
    - 31 May 2018 -

    Always a great experience in Times Square. You never know what you’ll see down there and it never disappoints! Plenty of police presence and the shops didn’t have the tourist trap vibe. The food vendors seemed really cool too. The people who will do the portrait drawings were shady, though....all up in our faces and trying to hustle us. Had a blast overall, though!

  • Atta ul Waheed Omer

    4
    - 18 May 2018 -

    The world famous Times Sq. District is exciting to visit for tourist from around the world. The lights are best viewed in evening. Great photo opportunities avail. My advice is to get away from Times Sq. if you intend to eat lunch or dinner. There are plenty of other options elsewhere within walking distance.

  • Ananya Saran

    5
    - 26 April 2018 -

    Bright lights and good vibes... what more do you want? If you visit during the day, you'll find many street artists trying to cheer you up. At night, billboards and lights give this part of Manhattan a warm glow. You have to shop here, since it has some of the best shops from around the world! Times Square is so beautiful, and I totally understand why people usually think of it when the word 'New York' is brought up. It is a symbol of everything the city stands for. Honestly, I believe Times Square was the place that made me love New York even more!

  • Dr. Earlmont Williams

    5
    - 30 January 2018 -

    This is an awesome place to be at almost anytime in the year. I took my family there last summer (2017) and they had a great time. We just enjoyed the atmosphete and awe-inspiring ambience. The kids didn't even want to leave that place. We are looking forward to going there again quite soon. I would recommend visiting Times Square in the night because that's when it really comes alive. You would not regret it.

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