The most famous intersection in the world could be considered as Times Square which is located in Manhattan, New York. Located at the meeting place of Broadway, Seventh Avenue, West 42nd and West 47th Streets, Times Square is a highly commercialized place, attracting many locals and tourists every second of the day.
It has been touched by the presence of celebrities such as Irving Berlin, Fred Astaire, and Charlie Chaplin and it was one of the sought after places in Manhattan during the 1910s and 1920s. Even the corruption during this time with gambling and prostitution only added to the fame of it. After the Great Depression in the 1930s, the city went downhill overflowing with crime and was regarded as a dangerous zone. From the 1960s to the 1990s the area declined more before the Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (1994-2002), organised and carried out a plan to remove the corruption out of the Times Square area. He got rid of the bad business, and encouraged tourist places and high class businesses.
The most notable feature of Times Square are the gigantic digital billboards placed on the side of the buildings advertising all kinds of products and companies. Running twenty four hours a day, they advertise well known products such as Coca-Cola, Thai Airlines, Kodak and Target who spend millions of dollars securing a place up in the billboards.
It has also become customary to be present at the Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop. A tradition that started in 1907 and has continued until today, due to a crowd of about one million people it brings to the premises. An amazing collection of fireworks are also displayed for the gatherers to watch and have the experience of a lifetime.
Some distinguished landmarks of Time Square are the Times Square Studios (where ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ is broadcasted), The Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, Toys “Я” Us and the One Times Square where the New Year’s Eve Ball is located. It has a cinema complex that screens the newly released movies as well as the classics, and the Paramount Theatres adds to the glamour of the site. Times Square also maintains a number of financial, publishing and media companies that conduct major deals from their Manhattan premises. Due to its instantaneous identifiable surroundings, Times Square has also appeared in a lot of entertainment features such as in books television, films and music videos.
The whole of Times Square cannot be enjoyed in one day and it surely involves a lot of walking around. Therefore a luxury hotel New York is the best place for you to relax after a day of sightseeing. An upscale retreat as The Premier Hotel will place you in close proximity to all the attractions Manhattan has to offer. With tastefully designed rooms for you to pick from, this popular hotel gives every comfort and service that would be offered in a high class hotel.