Times Square

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Created by the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue this now iconic area of Manhattan gained its name in 1904 when the New York Times offices moved in, convincing the mayor at the time to build a subway station at the sight which is now one of the busiest in the city. Today Times Square is one of the worlds most visited tourist attractions with 460,000 people passing through its five block length on its busiest days. Although the New York Times offices are no longer located here the tradition of the ball drop that started in 1907 still takes place every new years eve, attracting over 1 million people to the area. You might just be able to make out the ball at the top of the middle building…yep it’s that small! Times Square is definitely a wonder worth witnessing but once you live here you quickly realise it should be avoided at all costs!