It’s “The Crossroads of the World” and the most visited tourist attraction in the world. Times Square has a great ring to it, but it used to be called Longacre Square. Longacre Square has more of a country ring to it. It reminds me of Green Acres…at least it’s close to Park Avenue.
It became known as Times Square after the New York Times moved to One Times Square in 1904.
Every year (except during the pandemic) the world famous ball drop is celebrated by one million people in person and 100 million watch on TV. The billboards on Times Square generate over $23 million a year.
If you have TIME while visiting New York check it our because most of us locals will be avoiding it.