This is a statue of George M Cohen, I didnt really know anything about him when I was snapping away with my camera which I am ashamed to say. However he was born in Providencem Rhode Island in 1878 to vaudeville parents. He wrote over 40 musicals and plays. Even I know some of his songs namely 'Give my regards to Broadway' and 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'. He died in 1942 of cancer. The statue was placed here in 1958 in his memory.
Times Square is the incredible central square of Manhattan, named after the once-headquarters of The New York Times. It's abundant with neon lights and advertisements, busy traffic and hundreds of the famous yellow taxis! You should be careful when walking along, in case you get distracted by the many signs! You are constantly reminded, when in New York, of how America always does things "big." I look at Times Square and see Picadilly Circus only super-sized, and American-style!
Times Square is great as it is so colourful with so much to see! It is a must to visit both day and night. I was staying in a hotel just off Times Squre, the Milford Plaza. Any time of day Times Square is full of people though, so avoid if you don't like crowds! The restaurants on Times Square are ok, nothing special, many diner-type places such as TGI Fridays. Please look at my travelogues for photos of Times Square at night.
When I asked my boyfriend what he thought was a "must see" in New York City, he said Times Square. I'm not sure it would've been my first choice, but I guess when you really think about it it is somewhat impressive. A bustling square with so many lights and things going on, it's like a sensory overload.
In season, you might see the now famous "Naked Cowboy"
The TKTS office is also located here. This is the place to go for great prices on Broadway shows. You'll know exactly where it is just by following the long line of people!
If there is anything New York is famous for is it's bustling crowds, it's musicals, it's bright lights, and of course, a city that never sleeps! Well Times Square epitomizes this to the fullest. In fact, the only time Times Square is ever quiet is just before morning rush hour. Otherwise, it is one of New York's busiest spots. Pedestrian traffic and automobile traffic for one, musicals, restaurants, hotels, shops, you name it. No trip to New York is complete without a stop at Times Square.
Be sure to visit the Visitors Center at Times Square for more information about the Square and about New York.
Times Square is such a buzz, its usually packed with people rushing around snapping pictures! every second shop Is tourist gift shop which are always good fun and well priced, Also other shops for electronic goods have massive sales!!
There are some really nice burger bars scattered around times square which are a must, if you can handle American sized portion!! Times Square at night is even better everything lit up so it’s hardly dark atoll, just a magical feeling. If you get a restaurant in Times Square make sure you get a good table so you can see out, it’s great!
Times Square is located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and reaches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in the New york borough of Manhattan. Times Square is one of the most recognisable New York landmarks and is a sight familiar all around the world.
The square is instsntly recognisable from it's hoards of bright neon advertising boards which might sound gaudy but actually make an amazing sight in their own. the area is a huge commercial area with shops and restaurants stretching along it's lenght.
Times square used to be known as Longacre Square but was renamed Times Square after the The New York Times which was based at One Times Square.
On New Year's Eve a huge crowd descends on Times Square to countdown to midnight when a giant ball drops from One Times Square to signal the start of a new year.
Standing in the middle of Times Square, one can't stop thinking you're in the middle of the Universe!
It seems to be busy nearly 24 hours a day.
If you've never been then no words can adequately describe the sights & sounds you'll experience.
Well worth seeing!
Sometime during your visit you must go to see Times Square, preferably at night when all the neon and lights are glowing. At one time this was a rather seedy area but when Guiliani became Mayor he cleaned up the neighborhood and now it is safe to visit day or night.
Times Square, originally known as Longacre Square, was renamed in 1904 when the New York Times built an office building on the site.
If you watch the New Year's Eve celebration in New York on TV, you have seen Times Square, this is where the giant ball drops at midnight. Other notable things in Times Square include the TKTS discount ticket booth, Madame Tussaud's and the MTV headquarters.
This is a great place to visit and to find out if you have any long lost ancestors. Unfortunately for I did not.. But never the less it was very interesting, and eerie, to think of all those people that had come to America in search of a new life.. I wonder what and where their offspring are today ? ?
This was one of the most amazing toy store's I've ever stepped foot into. There were massive Lego sculptures of everything from the Empire State Building to the characters of the Harry Potter books, a more than life-sized Barbie's dream house front and a working ferris wheel. A must-see for the kids and kids-at-heart.
Times Square does not look that good in the damp greyness of a wet New York morning, with just a few of the bright neon lights on, you don’t get the real feel for the place. In fact it looks just like any other busy city centre in the rain, but come the night time this place takes on an atmosphere all of it’s own.
You will find on any visit to New York that Times Square will be a place you see a lot of.
it takes time to appreciate it all, in fact you can overlook a lot of it's better points. Take the time to discover the area, you won't be dissapointed.
Your NY adventure will not be complete without an obligatory visit to Times Square--the pulse and heart of New York. This is where you get the sense that life really does not stop and pure unadulterated action is a 24/7 affair.
Restaurants, hotels, stores, New Year's Eve, billboards, and Broadway!! Times Square is not to be missed. A fantastic place for people watching, shopping and eating.
Choose a musical, comedy, or drama, but make sure to see a Broadway play. Half price tickets available on the day of show at TKTS booth (47th Street at Broadway).
Also in the area Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, movie theaters, comedy clubs (discount tickets are handed out on the sidewalks).
Luckily someone nice dragged us to Times Square on the last night we were in NYC. We had passed it several times in the previous days, but hadn't actually been there.. so almost missed this quite unique experience when it looks almost daytime while it is 1 am.. Thanks Chris!