According to Wikepedia, Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Known as “The Crossroads of the World” and “The Great White Way. Times Square served as the early site for William H. Vanderbilt’s American Horse Exchange. In the late 1880s, Long Acre Square consisted of a large open space surrounded by drab apartments. Soon, however, the neighborhood began to change. Electricity, in the form of theater advertisements and street lights, transformed public space into a safer, more inviting environment. Likewise, the construction of New York’s first rapid transit system, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), gave New Yorkers unprecedented mobility in the city.
Times Square acquired its name in 1904 when Albert Ochs, publisher of the New York Times, moved the newspaper’s operations to a new skyscraper on what was then known as Longacre Square. The name stuck, even after the New York Times moved their headquarters across Broadway in 1913.
Who would thought that I would be in Times Square? It was an amazing journey going to USA but unlocking my bucketlist, wow, I am indeed blessed.
I was mesmerized by the lights, billboards, advertisement and the people itself. It was a busy street. For the first timer like me, it was a unforgettable experience. No one will argue with me if I say it was so special because, the love of my life was my companion unlocking my bucket list. He also showed to me the buildings that he was part in building it along Times Square area. I felt so honored and proud.
To be continued….
(This blog article is my personal journey, nothing more, nothing less)