Longacre Square was renamed Times Square when the New York Times newspaper opened its central headquarters in a building in this square. The opening of the offices was held on December 31,1904. Since then, a big party is held here to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and watch the ball drop.
Not many years ago this was a dangerous area at night. Prostitutes and drug dealers have been replaced by theater lovers and tourists since the "cleaning" of the Square. Currently it is a pretty safe area. Do visit the place, at least once, preferably at night when the flashing neon signs are aglow.
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