Map of Times Square NYC
Fittingly known as "The Great White Way," Times Square NYC is the only neighborhood in New York City where businesses are required by law to display lighted signs. Here, in the heart of Manhattan, you will find many of the most popular attractions in NYC and New York hotels, including ABC's Times Square Studios (where Good Morning America is filmed) and the famous NASDAQ sign.
A popular tourist attraction for over 100 years, Times Square NYC is always packed with people. Because of the thick crowds, it's easy to get lost or separated from your group. That's why we recommend studying our map of Times Square, below. Familiarize yourself with the area before you go venturing out into the crowds. If you're traveling with a group, decide on an emergency meeting place. Having done all this, you'll be able to navigate the streets of New York with confidence.
For more information on Times Square, see our Times Square NYC and History of Times Square pages.
New Year's Eve Times Square Celebration NYC
If you're in New York City at the end of the year, don't miss the New Years Eve Times Square Celebration
If you're in New York City at the end of the year, don't miss the New Years Eve Time Square Celebration. A national tradition since 1904, the New Year's Eve Times Square Celebration attracts hundreds of thousands of people who want to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. At 11:59pm, the famous New Year's Eve ball dropping ceremony begins, and by midnight, the 12,000-lb. geodesic ball has completed its televised descent.
Important Information about the New Year's Eve Ball Drop NYC:
- Alcohol is prohibited at the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in NYC.
- Public restrooms are not available at the Times Square NYC Ball Drop.
- Prime viewing areas tend to fill around 5:30pm.