For the whole week that we stayed in New York, Times Square never failed to amaze me. Everytime we passed by this area, I just have to take a photo of the place even if I’ve taken loads already and also stop myself from dancing cabaret-style to the tune of Sinatra’s New York, New York. Add to it the fact that we were staying in a hotel which is only 2 minutes walk away from this popular strip which means we’ll have to pass by it one way or another everyday. It’s the liveliness, the vibrance, the lights and the atmosphere which gives you a temporary euphoric high – that’s what Times Square does to you, kind of like an addiction which is hard to get over with.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection in New York, lit up by huge billboards and advertisements at night. It is always very crowded though being one of the world’s busiest intersections. We were stuck in this area 3 times in our rented car and I kid you not when I say that we were spending a minimum of 45 minutes just sitting around in our car waiting for the traffic to move. Getting a car in New York City is a bad idea specially in this area.
Being the entertainment hub in New York, Times Square is also dotted by artists – be it painters, singers or dancers. We even came across a group of friends who did some stunts in the middle of Times Square just because they want to and just because they can. They didn’t ask for money. It’s entertaining just to watch the fascinating characters of people pass by you in this area.
I can’t imagine how crowded it is during the annual ball drop every New Year’s Eve. That’s something I’d most definitely like to do but probably won’t, just thinking about it already makes me claustrophobic.
Times Square is definitely a must-see in New York, it’s one of the few places which I really liked about this city.