Saturday, 2 February 2019

What is Times Square in New York? | Things to do in Times Square

The Times Square in NYC (New York) is the most famous attractions for visitors in America. Anytime you visit here, you can see something different and entertaining events happening here everyday. Lots of people come at this place from different parts of the world to show their talent and watch others talent. This place is a Theater District of New York and a heart of Midtown West. Times Square is not a square. It is a four quarters created where 7th Ave and Broadway intersects in Manhattan. Here you can see energetic crowds everyday under the flashing lights of towering digital billboards in New York city of America. Locals and tourists both come here to enjoy their weekend or holiday. Times Square is the most busiest place with 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound. This attractive Square is also a home of MTV's and ABC's headquarters and the 'Good Morning America' show is broadcast here in front of a live audience.

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There are many popular attractions in or near Times Square, like Top of the Rock and Madame Tussauds museum. Times Square is very easy to  access by subways and buses. Use Google map to get the directions from your starting point to Times Square if you are new here. Anyone can spend some hours in Times Square for shopping, watching events and the billboards and most of the street in times square are packed with free entertainers as well. You can also look yourself through the real-time webcam of 47th Street and Broadway.

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Give your pose for portrait
In the year 2016, the city was decided to make things more interesting in Times Square and they designated areas where you can see lots of performers performing their talent, where you can sit and relax. For those who are looking for a fun and do something unique, they must try posing for a portrait from one of the many portrait artists scattered along the busy streets of Times Square. Every artist has his own style so first look at his sample portraits to get a feel of how your picture may look before paying the $5 to $10 fee.

"Times Square | Jan 2013" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by 7 a m a d a | P h o t o g r a p h y ©
Taste sweets at the Hersheys or M&M Chocolate Stores
If you are a chocolate lover, then try the 3 floors of chocolate goodness in these two chocolate world which will definitely feel like you are in heaven. Both store is located right across from each other at the corners of Broadway Avenue. Hershey’s Chocolate World and the M&M store both are contain three floors filled with chocolate. This is the best place for true chocolate lover. In addition, the M&M store offers M&M branded clothing, stuffed toys and give you a chance to make your personalize chocolate.

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Feel relax at Duffy Square
The Duffy Square is located in the center of Times Square based in a small square area which specially designed for sitting, eating or watching the invigorating energy of Times Square. Duffy Square is named on Father Francis Duffy, which was a New York priest and soldier gives his service in World War 1 and the Spanish American War. His monument is created in the center of red. There are wrought iron chairs, tables and stadium for seating where people from all over the world sit to relax and see the flashy billboards. This is a perfect place to stop for rest in Times Square, which occupies the two blocks between 45th and 47th Streets at the corner of Broadway Avenue.

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Meet your favorite Celebrities in Madame Tussauds Wax museum
The is must visit place in times square, while going at madame tussauds museum bring your camera with you to click your photos with your favorite celebrities. This museum has a large chain of wax sculptures of American celebrities which looks so realistic that you will show your friends and surprise them. Here you can see the wax sculptures of many celebrities from all over the world such as iconic pop stars Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and lots more. Be sure to plan for enough time for snapping selfies with your favorite characters in this museum! Madame Tussauds museum is located at 42nd and 8th Streets.

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Eat Cheesecake at Junior's Restaurant
This restaurant serves many other items than cheesecake, but for New Yorkers the name Juniors is mostly known for its cheesecake. There was a time when locals and visitors come to the city to head to Brooklyn for a slice of the rich cheesecake mostly on new year’s occasion. Now, the Broadway District branch is opened in the middle of Times Square, where anyone can taste world’s best cheesecake and this restaurant is always crowded with tourists. There are more than 15 varieties of cheesecake includes red velvet and carrot cheesecake. There is also a sugar free version of cheesecakes for diabetics people. Juniors is located at the corner of Broadway on 45th Streets in the middle of Times Square. This street is also a best place for shopping, mostly for those peoples who looking for the best stores, bakeries and children's shops.

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Best attractions in Times Square of New York

Phantom of the Opera at Majestic Theater
Location : 245 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

Chicago at Ambassador Theater
Location : 219 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, USA.

The Lion King at Minskoff Theater
Location : 200 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

Gulliver's Gate
Location : 216 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

Ripleys Believe it or not Odditorium
Location : 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

Museum of Modern Art
Location : 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA.

Madame Tussauds
Location : 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

AMC Theater
Location : 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

Capitalle Grille Restaurant
Location : 120 W 51st St, New York, NY 10020, USA.

Duffy's Square
Location : 7th Ave & W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA.

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