TIMES Square is a great big Wow! We went there during the day, shopped around Toys R Us for grand-dau's 'BrainAge2'
bought souvenirs and ate OK pizza, all in the area.
Returned twice at night to take photos, as well!
Find the bleachers and get yourself up that 25 ft. to the very top,
where you won't be pointing your camera upwards that much
(that's what makes bldgs. look like they're falling over backwards).
Serious shopping is not for Times Square, unless money is no object: the clothing stores are paying hot rents that get passed on to you.
Visit the Hershey's chocolate store right nearby, we bought a packet of Reeces for $4.79.
I'm glad we did Times Sq. both day and night -it's an interesting contrast.
It's not just Times Square, it's a whole area with lights going down side streets, the 'effect' is spreading.