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Articles about "Times Square"

  • Change Comes to Times Square... Again By Aby Thomas | October 05, 2012

    New York City’s iconic Times Square neighborhood is in line for a major overhaul—again. The city has employed the Norwegian architectural firm, Snohetta, to undertake a reconstruction of the neighborhood that aims to reduce overcrowding, and make it a more pedestrian-friendly location. This project, which will cost $45 million and take about three years to complete, is aiming to make Times Square more appealing not just to tourists but to New Yorkers as well. Most New Yorkers today shun the area because they want to avoid the tourist droves, but Snohetta hopes to change that perception with this revamp.

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  • Copacabana to Play Matchmaker for Baby Boomers By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 20, 2012

    Tomorrow, the Copacabana at Times Square will be Baby Boomer Central. What better way to reminisce about JFK or Neil Armstrong than a Dinner Dance party? In fact, the event will specifically cater to singles in their 40s-60s, courtesy of Boomer Parties Inc. From 6:00pm-8:00pm, guests can partake in a complimentary hot buffet and then follow it by hitting the dance floor to the Jackson Five, Cher, and other popular music from the 70s to the present.

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  • Times Square brings yoga to the people By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 19, 2012

    Tomorrow, hundreds of New Yorkers will tune out the noise and the chaos of urban living to partake in The Solstice in Times Square - New York’s 10th annual free mass yoga event. The “crossroads of the world,” usually filled with swarming tourists and flashing ads, will become the heart of a meditative assembly. Four famous yoga instructors from across Manhattan will direct people to contort themselves into everything from the Downward Dog to the Sun Salute.

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  • Chelsea Residents Upset About Tourist Congestion Near The High Line By Stephanie Spencer | May 25, 2012

    Since the first section of The High Line Park was constructed in June of 2009, local apartment residents of the West Chelsea area have found it difficult tolerating the number of tourists cluttering the streets on a daily basis. The park, built upon a freight train line, has caused regular activities such as grocery shopping and bike riding to be disrupted by tourists photographing the park and walking the streets. Tourists have caused such a scuffle, in fact, that angry flyers have been posted throughout the Chelsea area urging tourists to “act accordingly--in the way that your morals or religion or general human consideration would dictate.” The rant continues by saying that “West Chelsea is not Times Square. It is not a tourist attraction,” bringing to light the tense relationship between New Yorkers and New York City tourists. 

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  • Times Square As Modern Art Gallery By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 09, 2012

    For over 50 years, the iconic collection of electronic billboards that hover over Times Square have left an indelible impression upon countless groups of tourists and embodied the attraction of Manhattan. While residents of Manhattan apartments are harder to impress than their borough's many visiters, they have good reason to brave the crowds and visit this famed stretch of Midtown Manhattan this summer. On June 18th, the nonprofit Chashama will transform this hub of commerce into a modern art gallery by displaying artwork on the big signs over Times Square’s pedestrian malls.

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  • Times Square Now Powering Manhattan's Economy By Frances Gonzalez | March 21, 2012

    People visiting New York City as tourists or as transplants searching for Manhattan apartments for sale tend to visit many iconic NYC destinations that a more jaded local wouldn't necessarily consider his or her go-to place to spend the day. A few landmarks come to mind: The top of the Empire State Building. The Brooklyn Bridge during rush hour. And the most famous symbol of New York City, Midtown Manhattan's Times Square. But in yet another indication of Manhattan's changeable ways, Times Square is on the up-and-up, and has the numbers to prove it. Times Square's growing reputation as a popular commercial and residential neighborhood has turned the district into an economic powerhouse, with Times Square now accounting for a large chunk of New York City's economy.

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