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Times Square, New York City, NY

Times Square
Car-Free Pedestrian Plaza
Discount Show Tickets
Times Square Info Center
World's Largest Toy Store

America's Most Visited Tourist Site
Want to experience "sensory overload?" Just stand anywhere in the heart of Times Square after dark and watch the masses go by — there's no place like New York City! Neon lights, street music, the crowds, the energy — Times Square is America's most visited tourist site and one of the world's most exciting destinations. It's our favorite place to people-watch, especially after midnight.

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Located in the heart of the Theater District — Broadway & 7th Ave from 42nd-47th Streets — Times Square is home to top hotels, Broadway Shows, off-Broadway Theaters, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, delis, tons of specialty shops, the best people-watching, a popular Pedestrian Plaza... and The Naked Cowboy.

Times Square at night

Times Square is also world-famous for its annual New Year's Eve Celebration and Ball Drop.

Note: The crystal ball is displayed "all year" atop the building at One Times Square (Broadway at 43rd Street) in New York City.

Walking and people-watching in Times Square, NYC

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Times Square on a beautiful sunny summer day in New York City, NY

Times Square, New York City

Times Square, NYC

Times Square at night, New York City, NY

Toys R Us
World's Largest Toy Store
Be sure to check out the awesome Toys R Us Toy Store, located in the heart of Times Square — your kids will love it!

Giant Indoor Ferris Wheel,
Barbie Dollhouse and
T-Rex Dinosaur

The store features a Giant 60-ft. tall indoor Ferris Wheel (just inside the main entrance), a two-story Barbie Dollhouse and a huge terrifying lifelike 5-ton, 20-ft. high, 34-foot long animatronic T-Rex Dinosaur from Jurassic Park.

Lots of FUN, especially for adults! Where else in the world can you ride a giant Ferris Wheel in a toy store!

Visit Toys R Us web site below or call their Special Event Hotline for more info on Events and Private Parties.

Times Square at night, New York, NY

Marcia, Robyn and Alana by Barbie's Dollhouse in Toys R Us, Times Square


World's Largest Diamond Market
If you have the time...and the interest, visit the nearby Diamond District (W. 47th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues) — it's the Largest Diamond Market in the World.


Fun Event Locations
Times Square is a fun destination for hosting Group Events. It's home to many fine Hotels, Broadway Theaters, Upscale Bars, great Restaurants — and the World's Largest Toy Store. What a fun place for a corporate event.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium houses the "greatest collection of unbelievable, odd and unusual items ever assembled under one roof, from this world and beyond." Oddities include a two-headed calf, a six-legged cow, an albino giraffe, a lock of Elvis Presley's hair, 24 shrunken heads from Ecuador...and much, much more!

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Lorraine, David and Alana enjoying Times Square at night, New York City, NY

Times Square
Pedestrian Plaza

On May 24, 2009 part of Times Square was converted into a permanent Pedestrian Plaza by closing two sections of Broadway to traffic (Times Square, from 47th-42nd Streets) — it's the best thing they ever did!

Car-free Pedestrian Plaza in Times Square, NY - tables and chairs and permanent bleacher seats

Fun People-Watching!
Today, the Pedestrian Plaza is dotted with little red tables and chairs — it's a popular hang-out with tourists and locals alike. Grab a cup of coffee at the nearby Starbucks and relax in the middle of all the hubbub — it's great for people-watching!

Alana and Barry enjoying coffee in Times Square Pedestrian Plaza - it's fun for people-watching!

The plaza also features permanent bleacher seats (pictured below, near the TKTS Booth) — it's a fun place to sit, be entertained, and watch the world go by :)

Pedestrian Plaza sign at Times Square, NYC

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TKTS - Discount Show Tickets in Times Square, NY

Discount Show Tickets
If you're interested in discount tickets for a Broadway show — and don't mind waiting in line — be sure to visit the TKTS Booth for same-day Discount Theater Tickets (photo below), located in the heart of Times Square.

TKTS Booth for Discount Tickets

The Lion King, New York City, NY

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Credit "Times Square Alliance"

New Year's Eve
Celebration & Ball Drop

Times Square is world-famous for its annual New Year's Eve celebrations and its "lowering of the Ball" to ring in the New Year. Over a million revelers flock to Times Square each year for this FUN event — and millions more around the world watch the celebrations on TV.

More Info on New Year's Eve Celebration and Ball Drop

Photos and Trivia on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball

Year-long Display of Times Square Ball to Celebrate other Holidays


Times Square in New York

Times Square
Info Center

(Embassy Movie Theater)
1560 Broadway @ 7th Ave
(bet 46th & 47th Sts)

The Times Square Info Center — New York City's first-ever multi-service Tourist Center — provides information from multilingual tourist counselors, free brochures, maps and entertainment guides, theater tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, sightseeing tours, Internet access, a Post Office, and a wide range of other services.

Info Center Hours

Open daily 8am-8pm.

More Info
Times Square Info Center

Broadway & 7th Ave
bet 42nd-47th Streets

212-768-1560

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New Year's Eve Celebration and Ball Drop

The Naked Cowboy

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