Times Square is one of the most well known and recognizable destinations on the planet, acting as a tourist destination, the entertainment nucleus of New York, and a trade junction.
Situated between Broadway and 7th Avenue, running from West 42nd to West 47th Street, Times Square is embellished with brightly illuminated billboard advertisements; which is what makes it so recognizable.
It is estimated that over 50 million people visit Times Square annually, while 330,000 people cross the famous square daily. Times Square is known to bring in the new year with the introduction of the News Eve Ball Drop since 1907. The famous ball drop, seen by about 22 million people, is located since its inception on the roof of One Times Square.
Within the square, sits a TKTS ticket booth which sells tickets for various Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, musical, and dance events at a discount on West 47th and Broadway.
Since the construction of the Ruby Red Steps in October 2008, located next to the TKTS booth, which provides patrons with a clear panoramic view of Times Square. Hence is why the TKTS booth is recently so iconic. The Ruby Red Steps, named for their bright ruby red color, has become an attraction in it of itself.
There many famous and historic buildings to see around that area and the Knickerbocker Hotel on 142 West 42nd Street is a historic accommodation to visit. Knickerbocker stems from a Dutch family name related to the inception of New York City. John Jacob Astor IV designed and built the hotel in the early 1900’s to demonstrate the luxury emanating from this period of prosperity. The hotel Ironically closed 15 years later due to the financial downturn, which was reopened as an office building several years later; but was reopened as a hotel in 2014.
Times Square is a centerpiece of entertainment and wonder, so it is fitting that Madame Tussauds, a museum for life-size wax replicas of prominent and iconic figures in history is not too far from the entertainment epicenter of New York; which is located not 234 W 42nd.
Famous people such as Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and Michael Jackson, as well as many others, feature in Madam Tussauds.
From Time Square, drive West on West Forty-Sixth Street.
Once you reach Fifth Avenue, turn right.
Drive South for six blocks, then turn left onto Fortieth Street.
We are located at Sixteen East Fortieth Street, on the righthand side of the street.
Look for the dark-gray façade and metal building number.
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