Monday, February 22, 2010

Times Square Craziness !!!

Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The Times Square area consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.

Formerly named Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed after the Times Building (now One Times Square) in April 1904. Times Square, sometimes known as the "Crossroads of the World," has achieved the status of an iconic world landmark and has become a symbol of New York City. Times Square is principally defined by its spectaculars, animated, digital advertisements.

Well, enough history of the place. This is where all the tourists want to go and all the New Yorkers tell them to stay away from. It is basically because it has become very commercialized however it is one of the parts of NYC that people are familar with and see on tv on New Year's Eve.

The craziness they speak of is very true .........

I would not want to drive in this traffic, would you ??

You have some really large buildings right near you ........

When I stayed for a week last year for the US Open I stayed at the Crowne Plaza which recently was remodeled and very, very nice - this is the restaurant -

this was the view from your table...there was a street fair going on when I arrived so my cab couldn't even take me to the door, I had to cross the street with my luggage.........

Red and I had breakfast every morning!! Being right across from M and M's world, of course!!

This is the store I need to stay out of although I didn't purchase when I stayed for the week. But guess what Swatch I recently received??

I did not mind staying in TQ as if you walk a block over, you are away from the crowds. It is close to Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue and other spots and there is a large subway station there was well. They also recently blocked off a section and have tables and chairs for you to sit and just people watch or have something to eat. I would say if you really want to stay there, try it once, see how you like it and then after that you can see if you wish to do it again. I also got to see Howie Mandel walking among the huge crowds, I was very shocked since he has that germ phobia thing, but neat to see him right next to me!!

Happy Monday !!!


Vær våken said...

Crowne plaza looked really, really nice! US open - how interesting!! Thanks for sharing! I understand I will have to buy my tickets soon :)A happy monday to you, too!

Unknown said...

Thank you for such a nice shout-out to the Crowne Plaza Times Square. We hope you'll stay with us again soon!

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