Cheap Hotels near Times Square New York What to see Times Square, in the centre of Manhattan, is an enormous, dazzlingly illuminated pedestrian square which has become one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Home to everything from the Disney Store to glitzy media studios (ABC's 'Good Morning America' is broadcast from here), it is also the scene of New Year's famous New Year's celebrations. At midnight, a Waterford crystal ball drops down a pole placed on top of the rooftop of the skyscraper at 1 Times Square, watched by a vast crowd.
Did you know...? The first electric billboard appeared on Times Square in 1917: nowadays, the vast illuminated signs cover every inch of the buildings which flank the square, and are a huge tourist attraction.
Practicalities Times Square sits right in the centre of Manhattan, and enjoys excellent public transport links. There are several convenient subway stations, including 42nd St-Times Square, and the area is well served by local bus lines. Additionally, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Grand Central Station are located within a few blocks.
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