Not for the calm or quiet type, Times Square and the Theatre District is the very definition of entertainment, bright lights and big city life.
Nestled between 6th and 8th avenues and spanning from 40th street to 53rd, the Theatre District is home to over 40 Broadway theatres. Lovers of theatre, neon glimmer and nightlife will never have a dull night in this eclectic, world famous district.
New York’s Theatre District has been the primo destination for lovers of the stage since the 1883, when the Metropolitan Opera House opened on 39th and Broadway. The area houses all manner of other entertainment sub-industries such as recording studios, theatrical agencies, ABC television, Madame Tussauds and Music Row. The bold and glossy architecture and advertising on the streets of the Theatre District makes it one of the most visited places in the world – so be prepared to give tourists directions daily.
Around a third of a million people pass daily through Times Square, which stretches from 42nd Street to 47th Street, along Broadway and 7th. The junction got its first electrified advertisement in 1904, a few weeks after the New York Times moved their headquarters there and gave the square its name. Due to its location, history and nickname of “the center of the universe”, Times Square makes it the ultimate locale for large celebrations.
An apartment in this area means watching the annual New Year’s ball will be far more glamorous than lining up on the street with one million other people. If hanging out amongst tourists and thespians gets tiring, neighboring districts like Hell’s Kitchen are always full of chic bars full of trendy Manhattanites flaunting their prosperity.
Living in the Theatre District gives you easy access to many train lines such as the 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, S, 7 subways as well as the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd street. Finding cabs is not hard in this area, and the many hotels means you can keep your out-of-town guests close by. According to the Times Square Alliance, living in the district can also get you exclusive perks and discounts at all sorts of neighboring businesses and attractions. More information on this can be found on their website.
|Building Address||# no-fee apts|
|888 Eighth Avenue||156|
|150 West 47 Street||110|
|350 West 43 Street||86|
|341 West 45 Street||73|
|235 West 48 Street||70|
|271 West 47 Street||36|