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“I miss the old Times Square and 42nd Street”
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Times Square
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, office buildings and flashing billboards around it.
Leeds
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“I miss the old Times Square and 42nd Street”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

The new Times Square is supposed to be flash and exciting, but it comes across as plastic and superficial. Disney Stores and the like are no replacement for the old newsstand on 42nd, now gone, where you could get papers from all over the world. OK, 42nd was sleazy at times, but at least you'd find New Yorkers there and not, as now, only tourists from around the world, looking lost as they wonder sadly what they should buy. If this is the new New York, shiny and safe and clean, I guess I'll just have to head off to Philadelphia next time, to rub up against some real attitude. (No, don't tell me that Philly has also changed; let me keep my illusions.)

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“Day or Night, a fine sight.”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Crowded with the world to view American Excess. A hoot. Watch your purse.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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“Lovely”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Had a great time here with my sister. It is a very lively place.

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“Must see - more than once”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

I have visited the center city many time and always walk through Times Square. Always changing, always busy, always fascinating. There is something for everyone!

Visited May 2011
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“It's New York!”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Time Square is beautiful and a great place to see so many wonderful things. It truly is the crossroads of the world. Remarkably clean and safe. Lots of tourists of course. Bus tours start here that can take you all over the city.

Visited May 2011
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