Focus Friday - Times Square

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Friday, Dec 30 2011 by

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building. Times Square, nicknamed “The Crossroads of the World” and “The Great White Way,” has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and is a symbol of New York City and the United States.

Times Square is the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year’s Day was first dropped at Times Square, and the Square has held the main New Year’s celebration in New York City ever since

Times Square at night (StreetView)
Times Square at night

Times Square (StreetView)
Times Square
7th Avenue in evening light (StreetView)
7th Avenue in evening light

Times Square (Google Maps)
Times Square