Times Square, Manhattan in New York

Times Square is the name of the main crossroads in Manhattan, New York City, United States. Also known as the most crowded place in the Manhattan city. This intersection is the meeting point of place of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and includes the area between West 42nd to West 47th Street. The area around Times Square called called the Theatre District includes blocks from east to west between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue and between West 40th and West 53rd Street from north to south. This area is west part of the business and commercial district called Midtown Manhattan. This one of the several Tourism Attraction in Manhattan City.

Times Square, Manhattan in New York
Times Square, Manhattan in New York

There are widescreen TV which fits One Time Square building exterior and billboards in the middle of time square. Intersection Times Square, formerly known as Longacre Square, but the name was changed to the intersection of Times Square since April 1904 after The New York Times moved to the new Times building was completed. Times building and renamed One Times Square until now. 

Every New Year's Eve at One Times Square Building was held annual ceremony ball drop in Times Square. Times Square is often called the "Crossroads of the World" or the "Great White Way" (literal meaning: the Great Shining Path), and has achieved status as the famous landmarks in the world and a symbol of the city of New York and the United States 

Before and after the American Revolution, the land which is now the Times Square belongs to John Morin Scott, a general of New York militia who had served for George Washington. The manor house belonging to Scott was in what is now 43rd Street, surrounded by rural land used for farming and breeding horses. Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the land became one of the most valuable assets of John Jacob Astor who became rich from selling the land to the hotel and real estate when the city of New York began to grow up to the suburbs. 

In 1904, Adolph S. Ochs publisher of the New York Times newspaper moved his operations to a new skyscraper on Longacre Square is located on 42nd Street. Ochs persuaded Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. to build an underground railway station there, and the place was then given the name "Times Square" since 8 April 1904 Three weeks later, the first lighted billboard mounted on the side of a bank building on the corner of 46th Street and Broadway.

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The New York Times, according to Nolan, moved to a larger building across Broadway in 1913 Former Times later changed its name to Allied Chemical Building. The building is now called One Times Square, and the famous ceremonial ball drop in Times Square from the roof of the building every New Year's Eve. 

Still in 1913, the Lincoln Highway Association led by entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher chose the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway in Times Square as the southeast corner of the east end of Lincoln Highway which is a United States highway traffic first. Lincoln Highway is the western end of Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California. Lincoln Highway passed through 13 states, and is the first highway connecting the west coast and east coast of the United States. 

In line with the development of New York City, Times Square quickly became a cultural center, and the buildings are filled with drama, music halls, and upscale hotels. 

Times Square quickly turned into the agora for the people of New York, as the square is to gather while waiting for good news and celebrate together, whether it was the result of a World Series baseball game or the presidential election

James Traub, The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square

Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire, and Charlie Chaplin is a celebrity who is often associated with Times Square in the 1910s and 1920s. Throughout that period, the area was nicknamed The Tenderloin Times Square (the meat is tender), [6] because Times Square is considered as the most strategic locations in Manhattan. Nevertheless, in this period the region is also rife with corruption and crime, particularly in relation to gambling and prostitution. One case that attracted the attention of the public is catching police officer Charles Becker, who later sentenced to death for the murder of a Manhattan gambler. 

Hotel Astor around 1900-1910

Image of Times Square increasingly grim aftermath of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Times Square is known as an unsafe area throughout the next few decades. From the 1960s until the early 1990s, the region increasingly slum and became a symbol of the decline of New York City, especially with the rise of go go bars, adult shops and adult movie theaters.

In the 1980s, began commercial buildings being built in the western part of the Midtown as part of a long term development plan under the leadership of Mayor Ed Koch and David Dinkins. In the mid-1990s, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1994-2002) led the effort "cleansing" Times Square, improve security, drive and porno theaters, drug dealers, and "windshield cleaners who ask for money". Instead in Times Square opened the attractions that lure more tourists and facilities for the upper classes. Times Square renovation project proponent stated that the area is safer and cleaner. Conversely those who oppose the renovation said the changes had been "men-Disney-right" or make Times Square lost its original color, and have been unfairly discredit population earn less in New York City who lived in the adjacent neighborhood, for example, residents of Hell's Kitchen.

In 1990, the state of New York took over six of the nine historic theaters on 42nd Street. New 42nd Street non-profit organization designated as a supervisor renovation and maintenance of these buildings. Theater buildings were used for Broadway shows, converted for commercial purposes, and in whom there is demolished building.


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