The Times Square was named after the New York Times tower in 1904. With the new subways, thousands of commuters came to the 42nd street to watch the Broadway shows, and the entire area flourished to become a Theater District.
The annual New Year's Eve ball dropping event was a tradition that started with the Times celebrating its move in with a huge fire display and the dropping of an illuminated ball.
Check up the Times Square official website for the latest info:
Hang out in Times Square. After you hit all the shops and restaraunts and take all your pictures of the ad's just stand on the island that splits Broadway at 43rd street and watch it all happen!! And check out the HOT cops!!!
Fondest memory: My favorite thing was just walking around with my best friend, bundled up as much as we could be since it was 9 degrees and stopping in Starbucks every couple blocks to get warm. I always miss the subways!!! I miss not having to drive everyday, and just people watching and seeing how different we all are.
Fondest memory: Let's admit it: New York City is intense! Dazzling neon lights flash at Times Sqaure; the theaters are world class; the museums have a collection Sotheby's and Christie drool for; the nightlife reaches till dawn; the locals have an air of confidence that seems impenetrable and above all she proved to be one of the earliest cities to embrace multicultural harmony.
The very cool place in New York City it's surely Time Squares. It's very cool to be there because there's a lot of pepole and tourist, and... you know.. It's NEW YORK.
Fondest memory: I don't have very a BEST moment, but just to walk in Manhattan and in Downtown.. it's very cool.
Favorite thing: Definitely visit Times Square. Always busy, this is the heart of the city, filled with gigantic TV screens and huge advertisements that all beacon for your attention. Most of the major TV networks have offices here and also is home for the NASDAQ exchange.
i would take that person to times square and the wall street areas for they represent the megapower of this country...
Fondest memory: what i miss the most when away from new york is the feeling of freedom of movement. nobody cares about who you are. you don't know who's who. there are so many places to go to, etc...
Because the Big Apple is so overwhelming at first I will definately recommend a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of the city as well as a circle line cruise to get yourself orientated
Fondest memory: Time Square at night! The atmosphere is something you cannot describe. Thousands of people just everywhere with lights all around. Really an amazing sight.
I love everything about Manhattan! It's sort of like being in Rome: millions of people, crazy traffic, and too much to see! One of the cool things was Times Square and all of those huge advertising boards and video signs--won't find any of those in Rhode Island :o) That's a pic of Times Square.
Fondest memory: Seeing the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue--then I REALLY know I'm in NYC.
Check out Times Square - its awesome
Check out 5th Avenue for the shops such as Tiffany and Co, Banana Republic, Fao Schwartz etc
Fondest memory: Tiffany and Co - reminded me of Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn which happens to be one of my favourite films.
You have to go to TIMES SQUARE at night!!..
It's BEAUTIFUL and exciting!, to Central Park which is the biggest (not sure if it's the only!) park in Manhattan, to the Empire State, Ellis Island, Statu of Liberty of course, Broadway, SOOO many things!! you'll never get bored!
Fondest memory: In NYC there is people from everywhere... i think that's what i miss the most.. meeting so many different people every single day and learning a part their cultures. All in the same spot.
Favorite thing: New York offers more than just about any other city I can think of, so it's very hard to pin down one particular thing. If you're only there for a day, though, I'd do a circle trip around Manhatten Island. It gives you a good sense of the scale of the place. And if you're there at night, don't miss Times Square (See photo)
Favorite thing: you can get a metro pass for 7-14 days unlimited use on buses and subway you get it from machines in the subway the only place it is no good is the air train too and from the airport that cost $5.00 but you can get the subway to the air train by useing the card we just left new york the other day it is a great pass we used it so much we were there for 10 days. be carefull of anybody offering free cd's in time square they come up to you saying they are just getting there music out for people to hear and they are from the bronx when they get the cd in your hand there is another 2 up to 5 others pushed cd in your hand they all tell the same type of story then they sign the cover asking your name and then they ask for a donation whatever your want to give but whatever you give one the others then start asking for there money
To all who gave advice, thank you !! We have returned after having a fabulous visit to a most magical city. All of your advice was taken and utilized accordingly. Thank you, Thank you!
1. "Taxi" from LGA to Manhatten/Times Square!! No question.....
2. For those who need cushion on their feet - tennis shoes you would enjoy! NO Flip Flops...in the Fall. Too much construction and the trash bags do sit on the sidewalks for pick up... Just saying... (like the movies)
3. Take the tours in early morning! (we did and then saw the lines scheduled for 1pm tours... Yikes!)
4. People ARE friendly.
5. Must see a Broadway show and/or Musical. "Wicked" was phenominal... Puts a new twist on The Wizard of Oz.
6. Always check with folks on "Virtual Tourist" to get it straight!!
Fondest memory: The Best Italian Atmosphere, Food and Personal Touch Restaurant in Manhatten:
** Da Marino Ristorante Italiano Wine Bar ** on the sidewalk just down from Crowne Plaza.
You don't have to be "all" dressed up.... sassy casual (and some did wear blue jeans)... So relaxing but upbeat Piano Bar... Fan Dang Tastic!! You will NOT be disappointed....
I now miss the Hustle Bustle of the big city... Horns honking, taxi's screeching and people scurring... Enjoyed every moment...
New York - what can I say. The most amazing city I have ever been to. The people there are very helpful and friendly and the city itself is remarkably clean.
I have visiting NYC a few times now at various times of the year. Last time was to celebrate New Year. We stayed at the Millennium Times Square Hotel in the centre of Times Square. Great rooms, very plush and clean. We also had a decent view of the square which was good. The first time we stayed at The Bentley Hotel in the upper east side of the city and again, I would really recommend this hotel. Although it is a bit farther away from the main part of the city, the NYC transportation system allows you to get back and forth with no problem what so ever.
Bentley Hotel - http://www.nychotels.com/
Millenium Broadway Hotel - http://www.millenniumhotels.com/MCIL.nsf/lu_hoteldoc/58$$hoteldescription?opendocument
Fondest memory: There are far to many things that I love about this city to mention but I will try to list some.
FOOD!! - lots of it, everything you could ever imagine - Try John's Pizza and Ellen's Stardust Dinner - food with entertainment!!!! - http://ellensstardustdiner.com/
Theatre - You have to take a show. I say Aida and Mama Mia - great stuff
Zoo - If you want to visit a good zoo - go to the Bronx Zoo. Great animals to see and wonderful zoo. http://www.bronxzoo.com/
Park - Has to be Central Park. Go for a horse and carridge ride through the park. Also visit Turtle Pond. You might even see a turtle . Link - http://www.centralparknyc.org/
I would also recommend a visit to the American National History museum. Will take quite a while to go around this. I took a day!!! Great for the little kids and the big kids!! http://www.amnh.org/museum/welcome/
SHOPPING - Well it goes without saying really. Anything you could dream off!! For a great outlet, visit the WOODBURY CENTRE Outlet - great bargins but check the weight limit on your flight before you visit!!! http://www.icsc.org/srch/sct/current/page68.html
SPORT - If you enjoy sport, try and visit Madison Square Gardens. You can see loads of stuff here - we saw the New York Rangers (Ice Hockey) and the New York Knicks (basketball).
SIGHTS - There are TONS of sights to see in NYC from the obvious ones like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building, to the smaller sites like the Flatiron building and Radio City. I would also recommend a trip in a helicopter. Some breathtaking sites on a good day.
I can't get enough of just people watching and absorbing all the advertising signs in one of New York City's busiest areas. It's a whole other world on itself. Everything's in relative walking distance as well.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory would have to be smelling the foods of the NYC delis as I'd walk by. Also the Brooklyn accents.