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Times Square was "born" in 1906 with the construction of the New York Times building. As theatres and restaurants opened up along Broadway, Times Square enjoyed quite a few years of popularity until the economic crisis that hit the country in the 1930s changed the picture and the vocation of the neighborhood. Seedy clubs and peepshows took over the area, turning it into a place most people avoided except maybe on New Year's, for the giant ball drop. In the 1990s, plans were made to "clean up" Times Square, and have proven to be surprinsingly successful. Today, Times Square is a safe area, its theatres are popular again, and many companies such as Toys R' Us, Disney, Hershey's and M&M's have opened up larger-than-life stores, turning the place into a paradise for the young at heart! On top of all the shopping, there's always some kind of entertainment going on at Times Squares: chances are you'll run into the famous naked cowboy, some Disney characters, and hilarious street performers. If you're not afraid of crowds, don't miss the experience of walking around Times Square at night. If that doesn't make you feel like you've made it to NYC, then nothing will!

Address: Manhattan, NY 10036
Directions: At the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue
Phone: (212) 768-1560
Website: http://www.timessquare.com/

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    When I lived in New York, Times Square was a totally car-infested intersection with narrow sidewalks and hardly any room for us pedestrians. To me the most exciting news was when they banned the cars from Broadway a couple years ago, thus turning Times Square into a real public square for the first time. I hope the new mayor keeps it that way!

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