Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Crossroads of the World

I couldn't imagine "T" not being for Times Square.  

This is the quintessential New York City and the quintessential Broadway that comes to mind immediately. It's bright lights and big city, and it's less than three miles from where I live. 

 The first electrified sign was put up in 1904 at the corner of West 46th Street and Broadway. 


In 1904 the New York Times moved its headquarters to Broadway and West 42nd Street. The site known as Longacre Square was renamed Times Square. The Times has moved from the site -- several times -- but the name remains.

Before dark...


...and after dark, lit up for the night. This is the sight we see every New Year's Eve, when we watch the ball "drop." One of my favorite memories is attending a New Year's Eve party in the early 1980's at an office at West 43rd Street and Broadway, a block from Times Square. We had the best view imaginable. Now I stay out of the crowds and celebrate in my neighborhood, a couple of miles to the north.  

Our featured blogger for today is Francene. Francene is also part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and has a great theme, the reflection of British wildflowers in emotion. Please stop by and say hello. 

Tomorrow we're back to my neighborhood for a walk on the Upper West Side. I hope you'll join me!

Wishes for an Utterly Lovely Wednesday!   


17 comments:

Nellie said...

I continue to enjoy these pictures of your neighborhood! I look forward to the next one!

Chatty Crone said...

Of course - T is perfect for Time Square - I have been there a couple of times - years ago - an awesome place. Sandie

TARYTERRE said...

You truly are in the heart of it all there.

martinealison said...

A chaque billet, une agréable visite et de merveilleuses photos.
Gros bisous à vous.

Melinda said...

Gotta love Times Square!

Quite a hub.

M :)

Dee said...

Times Square is one of my dream places to visit before I die! Hopefully.

Francene Stanley said...

Broadway looks like such an esciting place. I once lived on the hill overlooking Adelaide, South Australia. The view of the night lights never failed to thrill me. Thanks for your mention of my blog.
Francene.
A - Z Challenge
http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.co.uk/

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I watch the New Year festivities on TV every year and so I've seen Times Square, but what you see has to be more exciting being there in person. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

Maggid said...

So good to see the city . . .
I thought i was going to zip over for a teeny trip - BUT, got a contract here for the next few months (can't complain about that, hm?) AND - a renewed teaching contract - SO . . trip gets to wait . . No problemo, you share enough to make my heart happy.

Bundle Up, please -
-g-

Theresa said...

Love that scene:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Times Square - one of the most exciting places in the world.

Patty Sumner said...

So happy to get to visit with you again Carol. How beautiful the Big City is... You are such a "down to earth lady" to be such a "big city" girl. I so enjoy the visits the "big apple" with you. Enjoy your day. Blessings!

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a place :) I have never been there - maybe someday.

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

Grammy Staffy said...

I can not imagine living in your world. I have been to times square a few times and I was so impressed with it all. It is very different from our life out here in the west. We have a lot more room and space but not near as much excitement. LA is big, busy and crowded but it does not have the charm of NYC. In fact, we try to avoid driving into LA if we can help it. Thank you for giving us a view into your world. It is very interesting to me. I wonder if people who move away from NYC and come out west have a hard time adjusting? I love having an orchard, sitting in the patio or out by the pool but I think that you would find our life style boring compared to yours. Thanks for showing us a view of your NYC life. It is fascinating to me. Hugs, Lura
ps... I'm glad to learn you keep my picture by your computer. That makes my heart smile. I too look back on our special day together with fond memories. I hope that we can do it again some day.

Keetha Broyles said...

I've stood in Times Square a couple of times in my life and I LOVED it.

So alive - - - even at 2 am

Ronda said...

We spent New Year's Eve 2009 in Times Square and it was a thrill I will never forget. Just thinking about it again today and see your pictures brings back the excitement and joy we all felt. It was an experience like none other and totally opposite of what I ever expected. Thanks for all the NY pics. I've loved every post!

Ms Sparrow said...

I would avoid Times Square on New Years Eve too. Especially since I heard there are no bathrooms!