Formally known as Longacre Square, it was in April 1904, after The New York Times shifted their headquarters to the Times Building, that it got its new name. Steadily, with the growth of New York city, Times Square became a cultural hub theatre, up-scale hotels, big businesses and music halls.
New Year Eve’s Celebration at Times Square
Initially started with the fireworks, the New Year Eve’s celebration is signified by the Waterford crystal ball being lowered on a pole above the Times Building marking the beginning of the New Year. Over a million people gather at the Square on 31st December every year to participate and enjoy the celebration. The ball, now made of LEDs is a permanent attraction year-round.
Photo Courtesy: Francisco Diez from New Jersey, USA