The first piece of Times Square was built in 1906 with the construction of the New York Times building. As theatres and restaurants opened up along Broadway, Times Square enjoyed quite a few years of popularity until the economic crisis that hit the country in the 1930. During that years Times Square neighborhood changed into a place most people avoided, full of seedy clubs and peepshows.
In the 1990s Times Square area was successfully cleaned up. Today, Times Square is a safe area, its theatres are popular again, and many companies have opened up extensive fancy stores there. The life is back here not only for huge New Yearís celebrations.
Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City 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.