Times Square at Night in New York City

Times Square by Night

Times Square is bright. Really really bright.

And I was drawn to the neon lights of Times Square at night like a moth to a flame.

When I think of New York City there are a few iconic images that spring to mind…the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge…but I mainly think of those illuminated signs in Times Square.

Yes it may be ridiculously tacky, but Times Square at night is a great place to people watch and experiment with taking photos. It’s chaotic, it’s hectic and you kind of need sunglasses to go anywhere near it, but those glaring billboards just keep on pulling you in. Walking through Times Square after dark is an assault on the senses and there is so much going on that it’s difficult to know quite where to look! It’s most certainly one of the best things to do in NYC whatever time of day you visit, but night time is something special.

Times Square used to be called Longacre Square but the name was changed in 1904 when The New York Times moved into a new skyscraper on 42nd Street. The Times building, now called One Times Square, is the setting for the Annual Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve. Up to a million people gather in Times Square to watch the giant crystal ball being lowered from the pole of One Times Square, in what is perhaps the most famous New Year’s Eve celebration of all.

Times Square at Night in New York City

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 One Times Square at night in New York City

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Taxis in Times Square at night

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

3 Comments
  • The World of Deej
    Posted at 12:49h, 18 January Reply

    Great pics and you found the perfect spot for them too…that little point of median where the two roads come together. They often close the roads on the weekend now and make it an open area…actually pretty cool.

  • Audrey | That Backpacker
    Posted at 15:03h, 18 January Reply

    The energy there is unbelievable! I remember the first time I set foot there at night – my jaw dropped!

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 17:35h, 09 February Reply

    Victoria, GREAT SHOTS! I I love Times Square at night it’s absolutely stunning and you really captured that. I enjoy all the craziness that this city has to offer and no matter how many times I’ve been there I never do the same thing twice. Have you managed to see The Naked Cowboy? He’s hilarious!

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