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Address: Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 768-1560
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and...
Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and flashing billboards around it.
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I must confess that I spent little time in New York City when I was attending college in Queens in the 60's. It was quite different then, and I avoided it. Boy how times have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Potsdam, New York
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Potsdam, New York
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190 reviews 190 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I must confess that I spent little time in New York City when I was attending college in Queens in the 60's. It was quite different then, and I avoided it. Boy how times have changed! This is a must stop place if you want to experience the excitement this city has to offer. People watching on steroids! Jumbo trons... More 

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Switzerland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Whenever you visit Times Square or walk through, you will be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the place, the crowds, hawkers, and the neon publicity and billboards, especially at night. There isn't any other place on earth quite like it, except perhaps some streets in Hong Kong Island or Kowloon/Tsim Sha Tsui. I go there to the TKTS... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I love a busy fast-paced lifestyle and being around a lot of people if you're like me and like what I've just mentioned this is the tourist attraction for you! It's incredible to be standing in the middle of Times Square surrounded by all the lights, people from different parts of the world and taking it all in. Times Square... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

So much excitement happening here. Definitely a tourist hot spot. Great shopping. All the popular stores are there e.g.. Forever 21, H&M, Mac etc. The Toys R Us building is a cool thing to do where you have your photo taken and its shown on a screen in Times Square for a short time. Cool experience. Always very busy and... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit once but to see NYC, get out of Times Square. More street performers and less crowds in Central Park on Sunday afternoons. Time Square is full of too many superheroes in poor worn out costumes. But, to get the tourist experience, you need to make a couple trips through the crowds as you visit the city!

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St Louis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Seems like a fun part of town. Shopping, jumbo ad screens, lots of street food, vendors and entertainers. So much to see. A little too much during the day. I got tired of being stopped to buy stuff or listen to sales pitches. Overall, still a great and fun experience! Surprising how much people litter. A little dissapointed about that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Only reason I don't rate it as 5* was because there were masses of road works when I visited which ruined the vibe a little.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Wow is times square Full of hustle and bustle of shops, people,restraunts and many theatres. We were lucky to be in new york for 9'days and in that time saw 7 shows.all were wonderful and you can get cheap day of tickets at the cheap tiks i the center near the red steps, you can also do an inside broadway... More 

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nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I went into Times Square on a few occasions each time passed threw it was differen. Enjoyed each time. Saturday evening as the place lights up it becomes really busy roughly from 17 .00 hours.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

You need to come here. We stayed several blocks from Time Square so we regularly went here to see the shops eg. M&M World, Disney, Toys R Us , & go to dinner at the restaurants eg. Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp. If you want to eat at the popular restaurants here there can be extensive wait... More 

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