Times Square, New York City

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Times Square

Times Square (map) is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

One of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District (map) and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions.

Times Square is the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. About one million revelers crowd Times Square for the New Year’s Eve celebrations, more than twice the usual number of visitors the area usually receives daily.

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Broadway. Times Square. Madison Square Garden. The name says it all: the Theater District is the entertainment hub of the city, and possibly the entire nation. The western half of Midtown Manhattan (to be distinguished from Midtown East), this is where you’ll find Times Square, the streets packed with people taking in one of the brightest entertainment districts in the world.

Too many travelers spend all or most of their time in the Theater District and other largely non-residential areas of Midtown Manhattan. From the viewpoint of many New Yorkers, the “real New York” is elsewhere, in the residential neighborhoods uptown, downtown, and even a couple of blocks west of Times Square and the bright lights of the Great White Way.

If you want to find out how New Yorkers live, work, and party and feel the pace of the city, go to neighborhoods like *Greenwich Village (map), the East Village (map), *Chinatown (map), *Harlem (map), the *Upper West (map) and *Upper East Sides (map), or just walk to 9th Av.

Public transport

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Despite a reputation for being dirty, the subway, which operates 24 hours a day, is the fastest and best way to travel around four boroughs of the city; it hasn’t reached Staten Island, which is served by a separate railway.

 BUS >   Port Authority Bus Terminal. GoToBus.com – Intercity buses. Trailways. Greyhound Bus LinesBolt BusMegabusChinatown buses. (*Long-distance bus travel in the United States)

 RAIL >   Those starting from a nearby suburb can reach NYC by NJ Transit • Long Island Rail RoadMetro-North RailroadAmtrak also offers comfortable, convenient service to NYC from cities near and far.

 AIRPORTS >   John F. Kennedy International AirportLaGuardia Airport. Transit between airports NYC Airporter

 WATERWAYS >   NYC Ferry (wiki) / NY Waterway (wiki) / Staten Island Ferry (wiki)  + The New York State Canal System.

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