Times Square

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Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City, New York, 10036

Price guide: Free

 Times Square
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By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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expert-rated things to do in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.5 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Times Square

It’s a thrill but too overwhelming for some.

Not a square at all, and also no longer home to the New York Times, Times Square is in fact the messy intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue with 42-47th Streets, and home to most of New York’s major Broadway theatres. If you’re looking to score discounted tickets to a show at the last minute, check the TKTS booth now housed under a sweeping shiny red staircase in the middle of 47th Street. For some people the area perfectly captures the energy of New York. For others, like me, it’s way too crowded, especially at rush hour.

Expert tips: 
Avoid at rush hour.

More information on Times Square:

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Neighbourhood / street, Square
Broadway and 42nd Street, New York City, New York, 10036
Months open:
All year round

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