Apartments Near Times Square
Finding apartments near Times Square is a breeze with our gargantuan portfolio of serviced apartments tailored to your specific requirements. Staying in Times Square or in surrounding areas means that you’re at the very heart of all the action here in NYC! You will naturally appreciate the proximity to major shopping streets, fine dining restaurants and most of New York’s historical landmarks of the past. We offer the best serviced apartments that ensure comfortable and convenient stays in the city for short and longer durations alike.
Our Best Apartments Near Times Square
We have plenty of available options if you’re seeking apartments near Times Square in New York. Each and every apartment unit comes with something distinctive and special in terms of its amenities, views, location, and of course, the cozy and plush vibe inside.
Here is a list of some of our apartments near Times Square:
- West 47th Street Furnished Rentals
- West 50th Street Furnished Apartment
- Furnished West 47th Street Furnished Apartment
- 1 Bed West 47th Street Furnished Apartment
These are but some of the available options near Times Square in our portfolio. Our award-winning reservations team will help you select the best possible apartment in your preferred location on the basis of your budget, requirements and chosen amenities.
Facilities in Our Apartments Near Times Square
We have a plethora of amenities and facilities available at our apartments near Times Square. Do bear in mind that amenities may vary from one location to another although each apartment has its own special USP that attracts a wide range of travelers likewise.
Here are the amenities that you can find at our apartments in this stretch:
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Concierge services
- Rooftop terrace
- Onsite gym
- Flat screen television
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Fully equipped kitchen
Why Book Apartments Near Times Square?
Booking apartments near Times Square is a seamless affair with our extensive portfolio at your disposal. We help you find a cozy and comfortable apartment in one of the best locations in New York City for your stay. You can find options for short stays or even longer stays extending up to several months in the Big Apple. The convenience, comfort and flexibility of an apartment are unbeatable if you compare conventional hospitality choices alongside.
You get full privacy, freedom and more space to truly relish your own downtime after hectic days of work, traveling, sightseeing and more. You can call this space your own and enjoy the sheer comfort it provides. A home away from home is what we endeavor to provide to all our guests.
Cost of Apartments Near Times Square
If you are anxious about the cost of booking apartments near Times Square, there is no reason to worry! We make it a point to offer apartments in prime NYC locations to guests at fair and reasonable prices that do not burn a hole in your pocket! While there are peak seasons with enhanced traveler volumes, we make sure that our prices are never exorbitant or out of reach. Also, we provide 24-hour management facilities along with instant assistance and support for all your queries.
Transport Near Our Times Square Apartments
There are several underground stations that are well connected to our apartments near Times Square.
Here’s taking a look at some of them:
- 50 Street Station (A.C.E Line)
- 50th Street Station
- 8th Avenue Station
Train stations like the New York Penn Station are also situated nearby. You also get connectivity to major airports like LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
History Behind Times Square
Times Square has a rich and fascinating history of its own. This mega commercial intersection at the heart of Manhattan is situated at the junction of 7th Avenue and Broadway. The name was bequeathed to this thoroughfare in the year 1904 when the publisher of the famous The New York Times, Adolph S. Ochs, shifted the headquarters of his paper to a new skyscraper here. The name of the place was Longacre Square back then. After the shift of The New York Times which moved closer to Broadway in 1913, the name Times Square was coined accordingly. It is now globally famous as a major symbol of American freedom, spirit and cultural independence. It is also home to several big attractions in Manhattan including the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, ABC Times Square Studios (where filming takes place for Good Morning America) and of course, the scintillating Hard Rock Café.
Adolph S. Ochs, who was the publisher and owner of The New York Times between 1896 and 1935, saw a big opportunity for real estate gains back then in Longacre Square and chose a really viable site for the Times Tower which was then the city’s second-tallest structure. In 1905, the Times came into the new headquarters between Seventh Avenue and Broadway along with the 42nd and 43rd Streets. The earlier spring, Mayor George B. McClellan signed a resolution naming this intersection as Times Square. Ochs had then stated that the naming was done without any effort being made to this end by The New York Times or any suggestion being made. The newspaper has shifted away to another location today after outgrowing the space but it did start a famous tradition here, namely the amazing New Year’s Eve spectacle, the first of which was staged by none other than Ochs to celebrate the new tower.
Early History Decoded
You will find it immensely interesting that Longacre Square initially started with just some brownstones built by a real estate developer who saw immense potential for creating a new posh locality. After the development of the area, people came in large numbers and thereafter, the area turned into a seedy red-light district as well. Oscar Hammerstein I, the new tenant at Longacre Square in 1895, came up with a new entertainment complex catering to opera lovers. This was known as the Olympia, taking up an entire block on 42nd Street with three theaters of its own. Many new theaters came up at this time along the Great White Way which was named after the famous show on Broadway.
Vaudeville circuits also found more success nearby along with proper theater productions. The New York Times held an event in 1904 on New Year’s Eve for commemorating their shifting to Longacre Square. The building became a symbol amongst citizens for a vibrant new era with greater opportunities. Till today, millions of New Yorkers gather here for the eagerly awaited ball drop ceremony. This is in stark contrast to the period between the 60s and 70s when citizens usually avoided the stretch owing to the plethora of drug dealers, adult theatres and sex shops here. After the clean-up operation spearheaded by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Times Square assumed the character which it proudly showcases today. Travelers should always go to Times Square once at least for its chequered history, its spirit of New York and the glitz all around!
After opening in 1904 (April), the first electrified advertisement was shown on the side of a bank right at the corner of Broadway and 46th Street. With swift growth of the city, Times Square became filled with music halls, premier hotels and theaters alike. Advertising growth also led to fast commercial development of arguably one of the world’s most coveted advertising destinations. The Wrigley Spearmint Gum billboard, reportedly the largest in the world at its time, cost a whopping $9000 every month back then for rent! This would be close to approximately $120,000 currently or even more. The Great Depression in the Thirties and the crash of the stock market did dampen spirits at Times Square along with its infamous reputation in the 60s and 70s. However, things came back to normal after Giuliani’s efforts and today, the results are there for everyone to see.
Key Facts About Times Square
- It was renamed in 1904 after the shift of the New York Times’ headquarters to the famous Times Building (called One Times Square now) and was previously called Longacre Square.
- An estimated 1 million citizens gather here for the Dropping of the Ball on every New Year’s Eve.
- The stock market crash of 1929 impacted the area greatly with several businesses shifting out from the locality. They were replaced with cheaper entertainment forms as per historical reports.
- The nicknames for the stretch include The Great White Way and The Crossroads of the World.
- Disneyfication is the process of cleaning up Times Square in the 1990s, backed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
- Approximately 39 million people and counting visit the stretch every year while more than 200,000 citizens commute via the 42nd Street Station each day as of the year 2014.
- The location has been showcased in multiple iconic films such as I Am Legend, Vanilla Sky and many others.
- The electric, illuminated and neon signs are famous with tourists including those of Toshiba, Coca-Cola and the NASDAQ sign which is curved.
- It is the site of one of the most celebrated photographs in the 20th century, namely the V-J Day affectionate kiss between a woman wearing a dress in white and a sailor of the U.S. Navy.
- In spite of a drop in its reputation earlier, Times Square was always regarded as a major midtown Manhattan location and a hub of key events. In the year 1998, for instance, innumerable New Yorkers stepped out to watch the finale of the famous Seinfeld sitcom that was broadcast on a Panasonic-sponsored large screen at Times Square.
Major Attractions in Times Square
Times Square is home to several charming attractions which are not the usual favorites but promise a swell time for tourists all the same. Here’s taking a look at some of them:
- Tenement Museum - Founded in 1988 and located on the Lower East Side, this museum is accommodated in a 5 storied brick tenement in Manhattan. The Tenement Museum housed in excess of 7,000 immigrants from 20+ nations between the years 1863 and 1935. The museum fascinatingly puts the lives of these immigrants into context along with offering a backdrop of American history. Exhibits of restored apartments of immigrants are sure to catch your fancy when you visit.
- NYC Police Museum - Located within the prime Financial District, the NYC (New York City) Police Museum is a tourist’s delight! This is a fabulous choice for those looking for alternatives to super expensive Manhattan museums and something more exciting instead! You will discover traditional and contemporary police gear, patrol car and gun displays and a whole host of other attractions here. The museum is a sentimental tribute to officers who lost their lives on 11th September. It will surely touch your heart to see how the force cares for its own.
- Museum of Finance - Naturally situated in the Financial District, the American Finance Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Times Square, featuring intriguing documents and artifacts from the country’s present and past while striving to educate people about finance. The goal of this museum is to make people aware of the importance of finance in mainstream American society. It definitely makes for a wonderful visit.
- Eldridge St. Museum - Built in the year 1887 originally, the Eldridge St. Museum at Manhattan is a treasure trove for culture buffs. It is one of New York City’s most popular tourist landmarks with daily guided tours covering the rich and diverse culture of the Jewish population in the city. The period under focus here is at the turn of the early 20th century at the Lower East Side in Manhattan and iconic characters from the time.
- Trinity Church - Yet another treat for history and architecture lovers, the Trinity Church has plenty for you to explore including an ancient graveyard, compelling exhibits and delightful musical soirees. This is an outing for the whole family with an academic bent to the experience as well. From reading vital excerpts of dairies penned by famous New Yorkers or looking at the graves of eminent citizens like Alexander Hamilton, the Trinity Church has a lot of historical nuggets in store for visitors.
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