Known as "The Crossroads of the World," Times Square is the ultimate expression of New York City's commercial character. Previously a sleepy district called Longacre Square, the area exploded with activity in 1904, due to two momentous arrivals: the first subway, and the headquarters of the New York Times, for which Times Square is named.

With its heart at the intersection of Seventh Ave., Broadway and W. 42nd St., this section of Manhattan is known for its bright lights and historic theaters.