Perhaps no other place shines so brightly at night as Times Square in New York City. This midtown attraction is one of the most popular sites that NYC 2WAY provides transportation services to New York. Around 300,000 visitors walk the blocks between 42nd street and Broadway that comprise the Times Square area. As the most popular tourist attraction located in the city, Times Square serves as the predominate commercial center of New York.
During the beginning of the 20th century, New York City experienced an economic boom. The construction of Times Square resulted from this fiscal prosperity. Soon after its inception, Times Square became known as the “Great White Way” due to the thousands of light bulbs that lined the blocks. Like mosquitoes to a light, the spectacular neon glow attracted degenerates to the square. Times Square soon became known as a seedy
Times Square in 1880
section of the city, and was avoided by many tourists. However, in the 1990’s, Mayor Rudy Giuliani reclaimed Times Square, and gave it back to the city, cleansing the area of its debauchery. Pornographic establishments were replaced with reputable and first class businesses.
Now, in 2013, tourists and citizens of New York City alike patronize Times Square for its shopping and fine dining. However, one need not even enter an establishment to experience Times Square. The lights illuminate the hundreds of street performers that entertain thousands of onlookers.
Times Square receives the most visitors on New Year’s Eve. Times Square offers one of the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations. Since its beginning in 1907, the New
Year’s celebration attracts over 1 million participants that ring in the new year, counting down to midnight as the iconic ball descends down its steeple.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. The only complaint participants voice is the congestion of traffic and difficulty commuting to Times Square due to the crowds. NYC 2WAY provides a solution by providing luxurious transportation to the square. There is nothing to stress out about when arriving to Times Square in a comfortable and lavish limousine from the NYC 2Way fleet.