Times Square is located at the intersection, a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, leisure center, and Broadway and Seventh Avenue in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.
Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as “the confluence of the world,” the center of the universe “the heart of the Great Whiteway” and the “heart of the world.” One of the busiest transit areas of the world, it is the hub of the Broadway Theater District and also the center of the world’s entertainment industry.
Times Square is one of the hottest tourist attractions in the world, with an estimated 50 million visitors annually. About 330,000 people pass Times Square daily, most of them tourists, while more than 460,000 pedestrians pass through Times Square during their busiest days.
Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 when the New York Times moved its headquarters to the then-renovated Times Building, which is in One Times Square. It is the site of the annual Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve, which began on December 31, 1907, attracting more than a million visitors to Times Square each year.
Times Square serves as Town Square but is not geographically square. It’s almost in shape, coming off 45th Street, approximately north of North and two triangles to the south, where Seventh Avenue intersects with Broadway. Broadway crosses the horizontal and vertical street grid of Manhattan, devised under the plan of the Commissioners of 1811, and this intersection creates the “bounty” shape of Times Square.
The southern triangle of Times Square has no specific name, but the northern triangle is called Father Duffy Square. It was dedicated to Francis P. Duffy, chaplain of the US 69th Infantry Regiment in New York City in 1937, and along with a statue of George M. Cohen, the TTTS has a low-cost ticket booth as well as his memorial location. Is. Through the Theater Development Fund since 2008, the booth has been supported by a red, sloping, triangular triangle that people use to sit, talk, eat and photograph.