Times Square in the Manhattan area of New York City in the United States is a public square that is iconically dominated by its commercial billboards surroundings. The square is one of New York's most visited sights and one of the busiest parts of the city with it also being the hub of the city's Broadway theatre district. The square was originally called Longacre until The New York Times moved its headquarters to The Times Building close by, which saw the square renamed to Times Square. The square is not actually square shaped, it is considered to be shaped more like a bowtie. The square hosts the city’s New Year celebrations.
The square is accessible by the subway system with 1, 2, 3, 7 and A, C, E, N, Q, R, W trains all calling at the ‘Times Square’ station. Alternatively, the bus system also gives access to the square with the M7, M20, M42 and M50 all stopping close.
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The square is extremely popular and many people meet up at the square. The square also has plenty of food and drink sellers close by or on the square with some seating areas available to chill out and take in the atmosphere of the area. The square is open all hours of the day and is free to access with it being a public square.