Times Square is a street intersection in Manhattan (New York, USA). Formerly called Longacre Square, it is located on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Seventh Avenue. It was named after the offices of The New York Times, which were located in the One Times Square building.
The Times Square area consists of the blocks between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue that make up the western part of Manhattan’s Midtown shopping district.
Like Moscow’s Red Square, Piccadilly Circus in London, Tian’anmen Square in Beijing and Shibuya in Tokyo, Times Square has become a world icon and symbol of New York City, characterized by animation and illuminated advertising.