Times Square

Manhattan hotel near Times Square

 Think you’ve seen big? A zoning ordinance requires shop owners to illuminate their signs in Times Square. Signs aren’t signs – they’re “spectaculars”; the largest are “jumbotrons.” The crowded crossroads has long been the hub for Broadway theatergoers and New Year’s Eve partiers who make the pilgrimage for the annual ball-drop, but in the past decade it has also spruced up, cleaned up, and become one of New York’s most family-friendly playgrounds. Recently transformed into a pedestrian plaza between 42nd and 47th streets along Broadway, it is now one of the easiest places to experience New York on foot.

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485 5th Avenue at 41st Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017