Times Square is a square in the central part of Manhattan in the city of New York in the United States, located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 42nd and 47th Streets. The center of New York's Theater District. Watch online camera in New York times Square
The square, formerly known as Longacre Square, received its present name in April 1904, when the New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building (now One Times Square). In 1907, a time ball was installed on its roof, the annual descent of which is watched by about a million spectators.
Times Square is one of the most visited attractions in the world, attracting about 50 million visitors annually. The square is called the "crossroads of the world", it daily passes through more than 300 thousand pedestrians and 115 thousand drivers and passengers, it employs 170 thousand people. Times Square is a symbol of New York City and the entire United States.