One of the most visited spots of the world, Times Square in Manhattan, New York city, is a major intersection in Midtown Manhattan (at Broadway and 7th Ave). It consists of the blocks between 6th Ave. and 8th Ave from East to West and west 40th to West 53rd from south to north. According to Forbes, more than 35 million tourists visit Times Square annually.
It was originally called the Longacre Square and later renamed Times Square (in 1904) after the Times Building (now One Times Square), the former office building of the New York Times newspaper.
On New Year’s Eve, there is a “New Year’s Eve Ball Drop” at Times Square for which hundreds of thousands of people gather at the Square. The “ball drop” is actually a well lit Ball of crystal and electric lights (by Waterford Crystal) being lowered from atop the building, One Times Square. The ball descends over the last minute before the clock hits midnight. It comes to rest at the bottom of its pole at 12 A.M.
How to get to Times Square –
The best way to get there is the Subway (Metro). One can drive too since there are parking garages nearby but the most convenient and time saving way would be to take the Subway. Numerous trains go to Times Square – N, Q, R, W, B, D, F, V, 7, S, A, C, E, 1, 2 and 3.